Posted: Mar 19, 2012 at 9:51 AM
(Last Updated: Apr 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM)
As far as Guayaki’s Sparkling Yerba Mate flavors, Classic Gold is our favorite. The name “Classic” is a perfect way to describe this product, which has the familiar tea-like flavor that you’ll find in Guayaki’s flagship non-carbonated line. However, they’ve kicked it up with some carbonation, a modest amount of sweetness, and flavorings that include lime juice, prune juice, tamarind juice, and ginger juice. The resulting product is extremely flavorful, with just the right amount of carbonation and sweetness. Each 12 oz. can has just under 100 calories (65 per 8 oz. serving), making this a nice choice for those who are watching calories but don't like non-caloric sweeteners. The clean, earthy packaging works quite well for a product called Classic Gold -- it obviously doesn’t need any fruit images to explain what it is. Overall, a very nicely executed product from Guayaki.