Ever feel tired in the middle of the day and wish the answer was as simple as a glass of water? Well, Yerbaé is a NEW brand of sparkling water that already comes in a variety of flavors. And, the unique thing is, it's caffeinated!
If you're someone who is conscious of the amount of soda or coffee you drink or you're just looking for more energy, Yerbaé might be the perfect new substitute, since it may contain just as much caffeine, yet does not include artificial products. Also, it is non-GMO and gluten-free! Therefore, you receive the energy boost you are looking for while drinking something that is very likely more healthy!
I decided to sample and compare five of the new Yerbaé's flavors; lemon, pineapple coconut, orange cherry pineapple, kiwi strawberry, and pomegranate berry.
The lemon flavor wasn't too bitter, and it is packed with much more flavor than lemon LaCroix. In fact, it tasted just like real lemon except more toned down, not as sour. A classic lemon Yerbaé is something you would never get sick of.
This is definitely a very interesting flavor. It is a very sweet and strong drink, so I would only recommend the Pineapple Coconut to those who are fond of both fruits. I could taste the pineapple and the coconut in the drink like I was actually eating them, so it was nice to consume a drink that I actually felt contained a satisfactory amount of flavor.
Orange Cherry Pineapple
Nice job on this one, Yerbaé! I never would have thought these three fruits would compliment each other so nicely, but they certainly did. The citrus flavor of the orange, the sweetness of cherry and refreshing tartness of the pineapple worked together in perfect harmony to create a drink that truly "hit the spot."
Similarly to the Orange Cherry Pineapple, the balance between the fruits is perfect. Neither the flavor of the kiwi nor the strawberry overtakes the other, and it isn't too sweet like I expected. I would say that the especially nice balance lands Kiwi Strawberry at #1 favorite on my list.
This drink is the most refreshing of the five, and it's very fruity. Pomegranate Berry is my favorite kind of Yerbaé in terms of idea, since the combination of the darker blueberry flavor and the brighter pomegranate go well together.
My take: I would recommend this brand of sparkling water to anyone who wishes to receive the energy boost of caffeine without having so many calories accompany it!
I would love to hear what you think. Give it a try, and comment here!
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