Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

IZZE Sparkling Birch Beverage

Comments Off on IZZE Sparkling Birch Beverage Written on August 3rd, 2011 by
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Son of a birch.

Sometimes you need a change from the soda classics like cola, lemon-lime and orange. Even former standbys like root beer and ginger ale seem to have gone mainstream. Companies now are even using alternative flavors like lavender, cucumber, rhubarb, lemongrass, etc. (I’m sad I didn’t visit Dry Soda’s tasting room when I worked in Seattle). And of course we all know Jones Soda Co. with their classic holiday flavors (there’s actually a bottle of “Tofurky and Gravy” on eBay at this moment).

My curiously was piqued when I saw this bottle of IZZE’s Sparkling Birch flavored beverage. Up until now I was frankly unaware that the oil extracted from the sap of the good old Betula lenta could be used for drinks, food, gum, syrup and more.

If you’re anywhere skeptical about drinking something flavored with birch, keep in mind we’ve been using roots, bark, leaves for ages to make medicine and drinks (root beer, ginger ale). IZZE’s website also mentions, “Once worshiped as a Goddess in Russia, the birch tree offers a rare extract that gives you the divine taste of IZZE sparkling Birch.” I was hesitant that I’d have an epiphany while drinking the stuff but I gave it a go. Read the rest of this entry »

GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce

Comments Off on GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce Written on March 4th, 2011 by
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The phrase gogo has all but faded out of the English lexicon. Gone are the good ol’ days of things like go-go boots and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go“. Thankfully, GoGo SqueeZ has come to the rescue to liven up our language in addition to providing applesauce that comes in a pouch so you don’t need a spoon.

I used to take applesauce in my lunches all the time, from elementary school up through college. I always forgot a spoon so I had to regretfully use the foil lid as a poor substitute, in turn, usually cutting up the sides of my mouth and making people even more uncomfortable in my presence. GoGo SqueeZ would have been godsend back then, both for my poor mouth as well as my social life.

Gogo Squeez is technically meant for children, but those among us with little hands can appreciate it too. Plus, there’s no additional sugar added because that’s the last thing that most kids need these days. It’s pretty tasty – it seems more “pureed” than regular applesauce. If I happen to break my jaw someday, I’ll be set. Read the rest of this entry »

Apple Flav0 Water

Comments Off on Apple Flav0 Water Written on February 28th, 2011 by
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I swear, if I keep picking up products that aren’t currently on the market anymore  or the company has changed, these posts are going to become research paper instead of ramblings. I got this Flav Water because I was thirsty at the time and everyone knows that plain water is boring.

Flavor-enhanced waters are pretty hit-or-miss with me – either there’s too much, too little or it tastes artificial. I generally prefer carbonated water so this already had one strike against it. I didn’t really like the apple flavor but it was tolerable because it wasn’t too strong. I would have preferred the drink if the water had been carbonated, making it more of a substitute soda. Read the rest of this entry »