I wanted to do a review today, but didn’t feel like drinking a sugary soda. Thankfully a while back the guys at ThirstMonger sent me two flavors of Something Natural and I had only completed the review of one of them. You may remember the last time I reviewed a beverage from Something Natural. The flavor was strawberry peach and I was genuinely impressed with both their simplistic ingredient list and the way they used both sugar and stevia to sweeten. Well today I have Something Natural Black Cherry and I truly believe this is going to hit the spot.
A stronger than expected black cherry scent is easily detected exiting this beautiful bottle. Something Natural really does do an excellent job in the presentation department. Everything is simple yet elegant, making just looking at the bottle a treat. I am a little nervous about black cherry sparkling water though. Black cherry is known for being a very robust flavor and so many flavors made into sparkling waters get muted or left behind in the process. Hopefully Something Natural knows what they’re doing in this regard.
My fear was met somewhere in the middle. The flavor of black cherry is easily identified, but at the cost of tasting somewhat diet. It’s my opinion that the black cherry flavor should never be confused with a diet taste. I don’t care if you’re soda is Diet Black Cherry, removing the cherries natural rich flavor is a crime against the fruit.
Something Natural Black Cherry doesn’t taste poorly at all, but I really think their flavor selection could be better. In the previous review of strawberry peach they had two flavors in their arsenal that translated well into the light fizzy world of sparkling water. Everything else about this beverage is located on an elevated notch. It’s not quite the top notch, but it’s getting there. The carbonation is fun and inviting. As I’ve stated before, the bottle is pleasant. The ingredient list is to be envied… it’s just that the most important aspect doesn’t work for me. I wonder how Something Natural Watermelon would taste. I’ve looked over their flavors and the second heaviest one seems to be Raspberry Keylime. While I can’t speak for the taste of it, I wouldn’t have the initial doubts about that flavor that I did toward Black Cherry. It’s just too strong of a fruit, flavor, or idea to hinder.
All in all though it’s not a terrible drink; I could easily finish the bottle and my rating will reflect that. If I were you I’d just grab another of their flavors prior to this one.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle