Posted: Oct 06, 2011 at 2:01 PM
(Last Updated: Oct 18, 2011 at 1:14 PM)
Raspberry Guava Jackfruit was our favorite flavor of the initial Karma lineup. The reason is that the fruit flavoring masks almost all of the functional ingredients to the point where they do not add more than a slight note at the drink’s finish. Otherwise, the fruit flavor is quite pleasant, with a taste that’s tart and tangy. “Raspberry guava jackfruit” flavoring tastes very much like pomegranate flavoring, so it will be fairly familiar to most consumers. Nutritionally, there’s a lot of good stuff in this drink, including loads of vitamin A, D and B vitamins as well as glucosamine, pantothenic acid, and calcium. These nutrients (as well as the flavoring and coloring) are held in the cap until consumption, which is designed to keep them fresh (rather than deteriorating as they sit in the liquid while the bottle is on the store shelf). As far as cap dispensers go, this one is extremely easy to use -- just push and shake. Otherwise, the bottle is larger than competing products at 18 oz. and the cap is also noticeably bigger than other brands. This certainly could help the perceived value of Karma, and they’ve also made the front panel look rather clean. If anything, we’d like to see the word “body” incorporated better with the flavor call out. As it stands right, it’s very easy to overlook. Overall, an enjoyable product and the best of the Karma line.