Review: Jarritos Lime

Created in 1950, Jarritos is a popular soft drink brand from Mexico. In the late 1980s, importing to the United States began, and it has grown in popularity ever since. Not a surprise, given that Jarritos represents an interesting collection of flavors all sweetened with sugar. Today we pucker our palettes with a sampling of Jarritos Lime.

Jarritos Lime

Jarritos Lime

I live in Chicago, residing in a neighborhood that features an interesting mix of Hispanic and Polish residents, which always makes a trip to the local supermarket one of great cultural interest. It’s hard to avoid seeing Jarritos on the store shelves and at local eateries. Back in June, BevReview noted that Jarritos was adding 3 new flavors to their primary product line: Mexican Cola, Mandarin Light, and Tamarind Light.

Jarritos products are available in 1.5 liter plastic bottles, 500 ml plastic bottles, and 370 ml (12.5 oz) glass bottles. Our review covers the glass version, which features the textured word “Jarritos” at the bottom of the neck, with a pattern continuing up. The label is a clear sticker affixed to the front and back of the bottle, adorned with attractive callouts such as “Made in Mexico” and “100% Natural Flavor.”

The color is yellow with a tint of green, just slightly more yellow than Mountain Dew. Pop the bottle cap and you are greeted with a clean citrus scent that can’t be mistaken for anything other than lime.

As for the flavor, it definitely isn’t your standard lemon-lime combination. The drink skews on the lime side heavily (hence the name of the flavor), with a zingy sourness battling it out with a welcomed sweet experience. Overall, it’s a pleasant combination of flavors. Nothing earth shattering; simply the way something like this is supposed to taste like. It’s lime done right, and probably something that Jones Soda should have followed more closely when they experimented with a Hispanic Lime flavor a few years ago. Big thumbs up for Jarritos Lime!

Jarritos Lime
Carbonated water (water, carbon dioxide), natural sugar, citric acid, natural flavor, sodium benzoate (as preservative), Yellow 5, Blue 1

A 12.5 oz bottle contains 172 calories, 39 mg sodium, and 45 g carbs (45 g sugars). Caffeine free.

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Full Disclosure: This beverage was provided compliments of Jarritos