Posted: Apr 09, 2012 at 10:51 AM
(Last Updated: Apr 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM)
Unlike the Mango flavor, the Strawberry flavor of Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Lemonade does actually taste like a lemonade. With a flavor that one might typically call “pink lemonade,” this variety has a nice amount of tart and sour to it, but the level of sweetness is definitely quite strong. The formulation uses high fructose corn syrup, honey, sucralose, and ace-k, which helps cut some of the calories while still giving the product a very natural sweetness (we didn’t taste the sweeteners at all). As far as the packaging is concerned, the massive 23 oz. can is a bit much. Furthermore, the naming convention, which includes both Jack Nicklaus and Golden Bear Lemonade seems a bit confusing and is a mouthful to say. Plus, the demographic that is likely to drink this product probably isn’t old enough to remember Jack Nicklaus as an athlete. Yes, it worked for Arnold Palmer, but his name, which is synonymous with the mixture of lemonade and tea, isn’t something that this drink benefits from. Overall, it’s a decent product, but it’s hard to see this being anything big.