Posted: Oct 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Oct 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM)
While we fully accept that spicy-flavored juice drinks aren’t for everyone, if they are something that you enjoy, then Wild Poppy’s Blood Orange Chili beverage is a must-try. Made with a USDA Organic blend of water, blood orange juice, agave and habanero pepper, this product is mildly sweetened but full of flavor. The first thing to hit your palate is the blood orange juice, which lacks the tartness found in drinks that use a higher concentration of this ingredient. The heat from the habanero pepper is there, but not overwhelming, although it does linger. On the packaging front, the 10 oz. clear glass bottle and clear label make for a very appetizing appearance as you can easily see the pinkish liquid inside. The label design goes for a handcrafted style, with a typewriter font and a large California flag on the back of the bottle. However, it looks like a product that should be carbonated -- which raises another point of whether this product might taste better if it were. Still, what the company has created is something that’s very enjoyable and unique -- and it’s one of the few juice drinks that we’ve tried this year that truly has an adult-oriented taste to it.