Posted: Mar 19, 2012 at 9:51 AM
(Last Updated: Mar 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM)
With key ingredients including sparkling water, ginger and grapefruit juices, yerba mate, agave nectar, and stevia, Guayaki’s Sparkling Grapefruit Ginger Yerba Mate packs in a load of flavor with only 45 calories per can. The use of fruit juices does a great job of masking the stevia, while also making the product taste extremely natural and accurate. And with 80 mg of caffeine per can, this product will certainly pack some kick. The sparkling water adds a nice bit of bite to the flavor, while also giving the product a different mouthfeel. The packaging is a 12 oz. slim can is cleanly designed, but lacking in personality compared to Guayaki’s other products (it’s an especially stark contrast compared with their 16 oz. cans). That said, we understand the need to make this product line look different since it’s the only sparkling line in the Guayaki family. However, adding some personality to this product would definitely help the product stand out against the other carbonated beverages that are in the natural space. Overall, a very nice tasting product and while it is visually clean-looking, we’d like to see them take it further.