Monday, January 5, 2015

Limited Edition Apple Pie Juice Drink - Walmart: Berlin,NJ

Limited Edition Apple Pie Juice Drink - Walmart: Berlin,NJ
I love watching different YouTubers, in fact, I watch YouTube videos way more than I watch TV. One person that I've been following for years is beauty blogger, xSparkage. She might be considered a beauty guru, but she loves food and kitchen gadgets, and a long time ago she was raving about a drink that tasted just like apple pie. It was over a year ago, so I can't remember what video it was, and I don't know if this is the same brand she was drinking, but when I saw this, I remembered her video, and I knew I had to try this stuff out.

The bottle is made of plastic, which is standard for most juice bottles these days, so there's nothing really special or different there, but it's label is very detailed. If you look closely, you can see that the background is covered in snowflakes, which are very subtle, and they add some depth and texture to the product. Not only is the background layered and textured, but there are so many different typefaces! The bold text has that "sketch block" kind of look to it, there's a script-y typeface, and a few different sans-serif typefaces. A lot of thought and detailing was put into this plastic label, and I really like that! Personally, I think the Sketch Block typeface is out of place, but I'm not too familiar with this brand, maybe that's consistent for their other flavors?

Anyway, the typefaces are varied and interesting, the colors are warm and inviting, and the image of the apple pie slice is definitely appealing. Old Orchard's design team did a great job on this one!

I opened up the bottle, and poured some of this...juice? Drink? Cocktail? Whatever name it goes by, I poured some into a glass to get a closer look.

The liquid looks like typical apple juice, but it has a strong artificial vanilla and cinnamon aroma mixed in with the typical apple juice scent. The scent isn't that appealing, I mean, if this were a lotion or a candle the scent would be just fine, but I don't know if I like this much artificial vanilla aroma coming off something I'm meant to drink.

I took a sip, and I don't think this is the stuff xSparkage was talking about. Again, I don't know for sure, she has TONS of videos so I can't even begin to remember which one she talked about it in, but this tastes really artificial to me. It isn't quite as candle-y, or Bath-and-Body-Works-y, as some of the other items I've reviewed, but it's dangerously close. There's nothing else to say really, this tastes like apple juice mixed with artificial vanilla extract and cinnamon. Drinking a glass on it's own was a bit too much for me, but I could see this being used in some mixed drinks or some kind of holiday cocktail or punch.

Now, I want to clarify that this stuff isn't awful, I do enjoy it, but it just doesn't taste like pie, and it's very very sweet. I drink water all day, and I toss fruit (and occasionally a cinnamon stick) into it when I want to switch things up, so this is a big taste-change for me. If you drink a lot of apple juice, this might be a neat change of pace, but I suggest diluting it a bit. The packaging also suggests trying this hot, which could work out rather nicely, but I didn't get to give that a try before finishing off the bottle. If any of you have tried this stuff warmed up, let me know how it was!
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