Have you ever discovered an interesting drink, only to learn that it’s been discontinued? Shopping the aisles of any store that specializes in closeout and overstock merchandise is like discovering a “Beverage Graveyard.” Such was the case when I recently perused through a local Big Lots location here in Chicago. It’s amazing what you can find cheaply, knowing that what you are about to drink is already extinct. This visit to the graveyard brought us Sobe Elixir Yumberry Pomegranate.
This drink comes in a 20 oz. glass bottle with shortneck, emblazoned with Sobe’s iconic lizard iconography. The beverage is a deep red color with a fruity, almost cranberry-like scent emanating from the open cap. Overall, quite pleasant.
As for the taste, it’s sweet, but not too sweet. In fact, it’s very good. It’s also pretty much an assortment of a zillion “fruit concentrates” when it comes to flavor (take a look at the ingredients!) Lightly tangy when it first hits your tongue, followed by a deeper flavor of pomegranate, then a lightweight aftertaste. This drink contacts L-carnitine and red clover extract, which are herbs that apparently are there to help you… or something. Well, officially, Sobe claims that they “are specially formulated to energize the body, uplift the spirit, and enlighten the mind.” So… you have that going for ya at least!
Here’s what’s inside:
Sobe Elixir Yumberry Pomegranate
Filtered water, sugar, pear juice concentrate, grape juice concentrate, pomegranate juice concentrate, calcium lactate, black carrot juice contentrate (color), citric acid, raspberry juice concentrate, natural flavor, ascrobic acid (Vitamin C), L-carnitine, red clover (trifolium pratense) flower extract, yumberry juice concentrate, chromium picolinate
A 20 oz. bottle contacts 250 calories, 55 mg of sodium, and 65 g of carbs (63 g of sugars).
If you get a chance to come upon a bottle of this discontinued drink, give Sobe Elixir Yumberry Pomegranate a try. I’m not sure why it’s been washed off the market, but I would imagine other flavors or combinations had stronger sales. It’s light, refreshing, and the flavor is surprisingly tasty!