Posted: Apr 12, 2010 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Jul 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM)
In the time since we first sampled Prometheus Springs, the line has expanded, the packaging has changed, and new management is in place. The change in packaging, which involves a move to a smaller 10 oz. bottle and a rebranding effort, is the primary reason that we’re taking a fresh look at the brand. This flavor, Lemon Ginger, is still the most mainstream and appealing flavor. For starters, it’s named “Lemon Ginger,” which is a pretty standard name for a beverage. That said, we think it will have more pull than some of the more adventurous flavors. Still, it is quite spicy, with a base lemonade flavor and a heavy dose of capsaicin at the finish. Noticeably absent is ginger, both in flavor and as an ingredient in the ingredients list, which is slightly disappointing. From a visual perspective, the product has a less serious and, unfortunately, less polished look than the original. However, we think the company has made it more obvious that it’s a spicy product (definitely a good thing). The new bottle size seems like a step in the right direction with the brand seeming a bit more accepting of the niche consumer that it serves rather than one one that attempts to compete with 16 oz. lemonades and such. Overall, this product is, for the most part, a well-executed niche product.