Guest reviewer and natural beverage enthusiast George Tsakiridis returns with another review. He previously reviewed Hansen’s Natural Cherry Vanilla Creme Soda. We hope you enjoy his thoughts!
Continuing to look at the Hansen’s lineup, this time around I look at Hansen’s Natural Kiwi Strawberry Soda.
As with the previous soda review, Cherry Vanilla Creme, the packaging puts a strong emphasis on the cane sugar sweetener, which is a definite plus. Imagine that: natural sweetening actually tastes better and seems to be healthier for you. But enough about sugars, on to the actual soda.
When first opening the can, the tab cracked and the aroma of fresh strawberries entered the air. After a while, the aroma dissipates, but you can still smell the strawberry in the drink. As with the Cherry Vanilla Creme, the soda is clear, indicating a lack of artificial coloring.
The taste is not as strong as the initial smell, but is a fruity and understated. It is not bold, but the kiwi seems to come through, at least somewhat. It had a nice, bubbly consistency, but was not overly fizzy.
It contains 140 calories and the possibility of fruits from four different continents with New Zealand, Chilean, and Italian kiwis and U.S. and European strawberries in the mix. At least this makes for an interesting piece of trivia. A full ingredient list is as follows:
Hansen’s Natural Kiwi Strawberry Soda
Pure triple filtered carbonated water, cane sugar, citric acid, natural flavors with extracts of New Zealand &/or Chilean &/or Italian fruit U.S. &/or European strawberry.
In sum, the Kiwi Strawberry flavor is solid, and a nice fruit drink, but didn’t overwhelm me as strongly as did the Cherry Vanilla Creme. Some of this is a matter of taste. I would drink it again, but I wouldn’t call it a must have. Could be a nice, fruity refreshment on a hot day.