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They are gluten-free, Non-GMO Project verified, and available in three varieties: Pomegranate, Mango Passionfruit, and Grapefruit. Depending on the retailer, a 32-ounce bottle of Santa Cruz Organic® Agua Fresca sells for between $3.20 and $3.49.
We sipped. We tasted. We took notes. And we sipped some more.
I asked them to give me adjectives to describe the drinks. I had them rate the drinks on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest rating and 10 being the highest. And I had them pick a favorite of the three.
About the Lemonade...some adjectives were "tart", "refreshing", "lemony", and "tangy." A few voted it as their favorite; one said tasted like soap, but admitted that she thought that about all citrus juices. Out of the three, I would say that I liked this one the best because I like tartness of citrus. I bet I would like the grapefruit agua fresca.
About the Pomegranate...my tasters wrote "light", "sweet", "calm", and "smooth".
About the Mango Passionfruit...some adjectives were "tropical" and "exciting". One said that it was too watered down. Another said it was her favorite because "it reminds me of going on vacation."
I have to admit: we don't buy a lot of juice because we usually find them too sweet. These were light and not too sweet at all. That was both wonderful and surprising.
Another surprise was that Santa Cruz Organic® is not made in Santa Cruz. All three of us moms said that we had purchased Santa Cruz Organic® products in the past because we assumed that we were supporting a local (to us) company; we're on the southern part of the Monterey Bay while Santa Cruz is on the northern side on the bay.
It turns out that Santa Cruz Organic®, while it does have its roots in Santa Cruz, is now based in Chico. So, it's not a local company as we had all thought. That was a tad disappointing.
All in all, we enjoyed the agua frescas and lemonade that we tasted. If I ever do want to purchase a jarred fruit juice, I will look for these. And I will have to track down the grapefruit agua fresca soon as that sounds intriguing.
I was also given the opportunity to give away two bottles of the Santa Cruz Organic® Agua Fresca.
Open to US residents 18 years or older. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or any other entity unless otherwise specified. We cannot be responsible for items lost in the mail. The giveaway runs from June 5th to June 13, 2016. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
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May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.