I bought into the hype. I bought a Starbucks Hibiscus Berry cooler.
I read the description and thought it sounded healthy and trendy. Real fruit juice and whole blackberries shaken with Green Coffee Extract for a boost of natural energy, served over ice.
Ummm, yea. It was good in theory but execution was lacking flavor.
This drink had real promise with hibiscus and blackberries for the flavor base. In actuality, it tasted like water sweetened with stevia or some other sugar substitute. I do not mind water with fruit muddled in it. But I do not want ANY sugar substitutes!!!! If I want something sweet, I will add a little sugar, honey, or agave nectar. But most of the time, I drink water or unsweet tea because I do not like drinks that are too sweet.

This is what annoys me about a lot drinks on the market today. They say “no sugar”, but the neglect to say that they added something-like-sugar in its place. I do not care for stevia because I do not like the taste.

This review is more of a rant against sugar substitutes. I detest them.


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