Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Welch's Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade - Aldi

Welch's Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade - Aldi
I don't know why, but I've been buying a lot of flavored lemonades. I've bought 4 different kinds in the last two weeks, which is very out of character for me. I normally drink water all day (and I still do), but I find myself craving something sweet and fruity in the evenings. Maybe it's because summer is practically here? I mean, nothing says summer like fancy lemonades. Anyway, this is going to be a pretty quick one, so lets get started!

The bottle is made of glass, which I love, because it feels great in-hand and it also allows the colorful liquid to shine through. It's such a lovely rose-y color! Design-wise, the labels for this bottle follow the typical Welch's layout and typefaces are in-line with the brand's identity. Everything about this product is appealing and functional, but it's nothing special. I will say that I love the specific shade of yellow used for the label and the splashing juice/fruit imagery. (I'm a sucker for pretty colors and foodie photos.)

I screwed off the cap, and the liquid inside smells very concentrated and sweet. The aroma reminds me of pink Country Time lemonade mix, but what's surprising is that I can actually smell the strawberry that was mixed in. It's not a sweet generic fruity aroma, but really distinct (although syrupy and concentrated) strawberry.

I poured some into a glass, and it was a lovely soft pink color due to the carbonation. I took a sip, and this tasted exactly as it smelled. It's very sweet, with a surprisingly intense strawberry flavoring, and a strong dose of lemonade concentrate. This liquid is so sweet that it's almost melted popsicle territory, but I still thought it was really enjoyable. Back when I was in high school I used to drink the canned Country Time lemonade that was sold in the cafeteria, and that's what this reminded me of, only a lot strawberry-er.

If you like bottled/canned lemonades, I think you'll love this, I would buy it again but next time I would dilute it with a bit of fizzy water or something to make it less syrupy-sweet and more refreshing.
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