Review: Lemon Lime - Hydration
Posted: May 04, 2015 at 2:28 PM
(Last Updated: Jul 08, 2015 at 9:31 AM)
The evolution of Golazo continues in 2015 with refined flavors, USDA Organic certification, and updated packaging. This flavor, Lemon Lime, replaces “Limonada.” The shift appears to be an effort to make the product more mainstream and intuitive. The same can be said about other changes to the packaging, which further reduce to the soccer theme that Golazo used as a launching pad. At this point, the only relic of this is in the name itself. Otherwise, we think that honing in on hydration and “natural sports fuel” makes the proposition a bit more clear. And gaining USDA Organic certification certainly won’t hurt with the target demographic. Inside the bottle, the product has stuck with its roots, blending water, sugar, coconut water concentrate (10 percent), natural flavors, citric acid, and sea salt. It very much tastes like an elevated version of a classic lemon-lime sports drink, although the flavor is still skewed more towards a candy-like flavor than actual fruit. Still, for someone who is reading labels, it’s nice to see a rather simple list of ingredients. Nutritionally, each bottle has 130 calories, 115mg of potassium, and 33g of sugar. Putting all of this together, the product feels clean from end to end, although it feels as though some of the brand’s edge has been taken away. However, the end result is something that definitely feels better positioned to go after the masses. This is definitely Golazo’s best effort to date.