Posted: Aug 15, 2004 at 6:10 PM
(Last Updated: Aug 15, 2004 at 6:44 PM)
3Smooth is a carbonated citrus soda that has only 12 calories and 3 grams of carbs per bottle. Featuring a "smooth" citrus flavor that uses 10% lemon, grapefruit, and orange juice, this beverage's flavor lives up to the manufacturer's promise of having no aftertaste. Using acesulfame-potassium and aspartame might not be provide the marketing benefits of using sucralose, but it definitely creates a cleaner finish. The real issue with this product is in the packaging. In our tests, this product received very poor rankings when it came to visual appeal. The product was cited as looking like a drugstore diet product rather than a beverage. In our opinion, the visual appearance doesn't speak to the premium formula that's in the bottle and will likely be overlooked by many consumers.