Lemon of a beverage

According to their site (really) “Natural lemon flavored water beverage – that’s flavored… y’know… um… naturally.”

I’m trying to drink more water. Sometimes on the go, I’ll cringe and pick up a bottle. When I saw this new Dasani with lemon, I thought it was a great idea.

I should’ve read the label closer.

I almost spit it out. I was hoping for something natural and refreshing. Turns out it is a diet beverage in disguise with all the aftertaste and chemical overtones.

The ingredients: Purified water, citric acid, natural flavors, sodium polyphosphates, potassium sorbate and potassium denzoate, sucralose, magnesium sulfate, acesulfame potassium, potassium chloride, salt.

And what is sucralose?
An artificial sweetener that’s about 600 times sweeter than sugar. Sucralose is already being used in Australia and Canada under the brand name Splendar. This crystalline, free-flowing sweetener is both water soluble and stable, making it appropriate for a broad range of foods and beverages.

I guess simple water with lemon juice can’t sit on the shelf.

Regardless, this stuff is crap.

One response to “Lemon of a beverage”

  1. CM Harrington Avatar

    I got hit by that *same* thing on Saturday as I was waiting for the train. I took one swig, thinking it would be like the Poland Spring flavoured water (just lemon juice and sparkling spring water… *no* sugars). I was so *very* wrong.
    Had I known, I would have warned you.