Review: Adina Holistics Coconut Guava with Lychee


Not too long ago, we took a look at Adina Holistics Jade Green Tea with Tulsi, a refreshing tea blend. Shifting our focus a bit, we head to the islands with a taste of Adina Holistics Coconut Guava with Lychee.

As we previously mentioned, the Adina Holistics line offers “fruit infused herbal refreshment,” according to their marketing materials. Think glass-bottled fruit drinks in the vein of old school SoBe before Pepsi got their hands on them. Reading the name of this product, you have 3 basic ingredients taking part: coconut, guava, and lychee. Let’s go down the line. Coconuts… you know, those things they put in Almond Joy and Mounds bars. Guava is a tropical fruit.

And lychee? Per the text on the back of the bottle, “the Chinese have long recognized the health benefits of lychee to enhance the overall health and longevity.” Well, that doesn’t really help us, does it? Per Wikipedia, a lychee is actually “an evergreen tree bearing fleshy fruits… The outside of the fruit is covered by a pink-red, roughly-textured rind that is inedible but easily removed to expose a layer of sweet, translucent white flesh. Lychees are eaten in many different dessert dishes, and are especially popular in China, throughout South-East Asia, along with India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.”

OK, now that we know what we are putting in our mouths, let’s take a closer look. The drink is packaged in a 14 oz. bottle and looks rather cloudy in color. The smell is somewhat sweet and along the lines of a citrus fruit, such as a grapefruit. Nothing unpredictable so far. However, the taste isn’t what I expected at all. Frankly… it’s watered down and bland.

There’s a tiny bit of tropical sweetness, but it’s not very strong. As far as coconut flavor, it’s probably closer to coconut water vs. coconut milk, meaning that it’s quite subdued. It’s not a horrible flavor by any means. However, I really can’t see why you’d go out of your way to track down this flavor. It’s rather disappointing, considering how much we liked the Jade Green Tea with Tulsi flavor.

What’s inside?

Adina Holistics Coconut Guava with Lychee
Water, fair trade sugar, citric acid, natural coconut guava lychee flavor with other natural flavors, pectin, calcium lactate pentahydrate, magnesium lactate, dL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, xanthan gum, salt, organic coconut fruit extractive, organic lemongrass extractives, organic tulsi leaf extractives

There are two servings per 14 oz. bottle, but we’ll provide nutritional information for the whole thing. If you drink all this stuff down, it will cost you 110 calories, 27 g of carbs (26 g of sugars), 20 mg of sodium, 20 mg calcium, and 100 mg potassium.

In summary, Adina Holistics Coconut Guava with Lychee is bland and watery. Sure, it may have some magic additives and herbs to give you some sort of nutritional value, but I can think of a lot better flavors to ingest if that’s your primary concern!

Official Website: AdinaWorld.com

Full Disclosure: This beverage was provided compliments of Adina for Life