Friday, June 1, 2018

Sippin' on Some Snow Pear, Banging on a Street Light! - Quickie Review

Tropicana Snow Pear Juice - Asian Food Markets
After going to the doctor for the first time in five years....I've been trying to get a little healthier. Don't worry, if I ever do get back to regular blogging (which I really really want to do), I won't be getting all health-foodie on you guys. I just need to start taking better care of myself. Ah, the joys of adulthood. 
I lost 14 lbs. of body weight...and gained 14 lbs. of Pomeranian. Meet Pepper! Jack-Jack's new little brother who we adopted a few weeks ago! 
So, all of my pants don't fit, I have a new pup, my day job has been crazy busy, my tomato plants are sprouting, our Chinchilla is getting more and more snuggly, and I bought a butt-load of cool drinks from the Asian Food Market. That pretty much catches you up on my life, so let's crack open some of these bottles and do some quickie reviews!
I picked this up because, one: it has cute packaging, and two: it's pear flavored. 
I really like pears, and pear-flavored pastries, but I don't think I have ever had a straight-up pear flavored beverage before. It sounds like it could be really sweet and delicious, but there is always the potential for it to be too cloyingly sweet and syrupy. 
The plastic bottle has a bright yellow shrink-wrapped label with some simplified pear illustrations and an adorable character on the back. Each of the bottles in the store had a different character, but I picked this one because...well, I thought it was the cutest. 
The only portion of the packaging I can read is the translated nutritional label on the back which lists the ingredients as: Water, Sugar, Pear Juice Candy. Sounds like this might be leaning to the syrupy sugary side of things. 
I poured some into a glass for a better look. The liquid inside smells really sweet, like apple juice, with a healthy dose of pear-infused-fruit-cocktail. It smells more-so like the syrup you'd buy canned fruit in than something you'd drink, but it's still appealing. 
My first sip was very sweet, but surprisingly refreshing. Almost like biting into a real, overly ripe, pear. Almost. This lacks the signature pear grittiness, and it's as sweet as the syrup they soak fruit cocktail in, but the flavoring is pretty on the nose. However, after a few sips this went from overly ripe to throat burningly sweet. Straight-up, I can only handle this in tiny juice-glass amounts, but  in my frugalness I have found that it is a lovely way to sweeten up homemade (unsweetened) iced tea.
If you like fruit cocktail, and pears, this juice has you covered, but if you're looking for something light and refreshing for summer, you might want to look elsewhere.  
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