Recently, my brother got an unfamiliar classy pair of slender green bottles with a self-evident brand name “Bottlegreen|sparkling“. It wasn’t the fancy floral design printed on each of the bottles that caught my interest but the unique fusion of flavors each were labelled with: “Green Tea & Elderflower” and “Ginger & Lemongrass“. So anything to do with green tea and ginger, automatically makes it perfect for an after-dinner drink, right? I’ll keep the topic safe for a different post about the appreciable digestive qualities of ginger.. that will be a whole different conversation.
So anyway, before trying anything new I have a habit of doing some research. Bottlegreen drinks are soft-drinks, produced with little or no preservatives, infused with natural ingredients for flavoring and contain only small amount of natural sugar.
To justify the use of small amount of preservatives, they claim:
“.. we added a tiny amount of preservative (sulphur dioxide) so you can enjoy our products for longer. Or to put the amount we use into context, a glass of wine contains 10 times more sulphur dioxide than just one diluted glass of our adult cordials!”
Sounds reasonable. And something better to indulge into rather than the other soft-drinks loaded with tons of sugar and preservatives!
Bottlegreen drinks come in a wide range of sparkling pressés, cordials and tonics. According to them, their range of sparkling pressé is created with infusion of naturally sparkling spring water and natural ingredients.
Now the moment of truth: Did I like what was inside those pretty green bottles? As a matter of fact, I certainly did like the drinks. Compared to other popular soft-drinks, these were light on my palette with delicate taste, yet AS invigorating and refreshing. Although, I couldn’t tell much difference between the two flavors “Green Tea & Elderflower” and “Ginger & Lemongrass“. Probably cz I tried one shortly after the other. Nonetheless, it’s always delightful to try something new which is agreeable.
Good pick, Brother!