When you think about summer time beverages, what comes to mind? For some it might be cocktails (strawberry daiquiris – yum!). Other people might think about iced tea, iced coffee and lemonade.
Lemonade is something that can be enjoyed year round (same with iced tea and iced coffee).
If you enjoy lemonade, how do you prepare it? Do you make lemonade with freshly squeezed lemons? Or do you prefer to buy your lemonade pre-made or from a mix.
We’ve used lemonade from powdered mixes before and it doesn’t even come close to the taste of REAL lemonade made with freshly squeezed lemons and sugar.
Are you familiar with Santa Cruz Organic Lemonades and Limeade?
I received a couple of bottles to try out with my family – Lemonade and Mango Lemonade.
Santa Cruz Organic Lemonades and Limeade are made with USDE organic fruit juices. They don’t contain any artificial preservatives or ingredients.
Like all Santa Cruz Organic products, Santa Cruz Organic® Lemonades are certified organic in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture’s organic regulations. Bearing the official USDA Organic seal, Santa Cruz Organic® Lemonades are guaranteed to be organic, from the ingredients through the recipe-batching process, and into the bottle. This assures product integrity and supports efforts for environmental responsibility
I was very impressed by how the lemonade tasted. It tasted freshly made and very close to homemade. In fact I would say it was even BETTER than homemade lemonade. It was very tart and tangy and not overly sweet (I don’t like lemonade that is too sweet).
My husband is a bit fan of another brand’s lemonade (powdered mix). I had him try a glass of Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade and he really liked how it tasted and commented that it was better than his favorite brand. My husband can be a very picky eater (worse than my kids sometimes) so for him to say that tells me he really liked it.
I was “iffy” about trying the Mango Lemonade. I’m not a big fan of mango to begin with, however this lemonade did not taste overly mango like. I actually really taste mango when I tried it. You can tell that there is more to it than just lemonade (you can tell there is another flavor) but mango would not be my first choice, nor my second or third.
I don’t know what the flavor reminds me of. I tried the Mango Lemonade a few times and could never pinpoint what the flavor reminds me of. It is good though. It has an enjoyable tangy, tart, fruity taste to it. I found it a bit more sweet than the regular lemonade, but not that much.
Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade comes in several lip-smacking good flavors - Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, Peach Lemonade, Mango Lemonade, Cherry Lemonade and Limeade.
I would love to try the Strawberry Lemonade and the Cherry Lemonade. The Limeade sounds good too.
Santa Cruz makes many other organic foods including applesauce, fruit spreads, peanut butter and more. All foods are made with organic ingredients.
Have you tried Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade or other Santa Cruz product? Feel free to share your thoughts.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.