Ok, so I wasn’t thrilled with Honest Fizz Professor Fizz. Did you really expect me to fall head over heels for a stevia sweetened Dr Pepper clone? I have a feeling today will be a better day for Honest Fizz when I review Lemon Limey. The lemon lime flavor combination is tried and true, but I also believe it lends itself to be sweetened by stevia. There’s only a handful of ways to find out if I’m right; I’m picking the way that continues this review.
The scent is faint, but I’m able to discern lime right off the bat. That’s always a good sign in my book as the lime (in my opinion) is the flavor that usually gets left behind when talking about lemon/lime beverages. Perhaps Honest Fizz Lemon Limey will end up teaching a class on how to properly flavor a citrus soda.
That’s not half bad. Much like I expected, the stevia doesn’t offend as it might in one of the brown sodas (cola, Dr Pepper, root beer). In fact it gives Lemon Limey a bit of a dry sensation you might expect from a fancier beverage. The taste is quite similar to a well flavored sparkling water. Personally I’d choose Honest Fizz Lemon Limey over most any sparkling water based on its flavor.
The carbonation is light, but noticeable. It’s like I’m drinking fancy Sprite except Honest Fizz does a better job emphasizing the two flavors in an individual manner. With that said it’s not flavor-full. Yes, I’m aware that “flavorful” is the word I was looking for, but I wanted to stress that Lemon Limey had flavor, it just wasn’t full of it.
Certainly this soda has a market, but I don’t believe I’m in it. I’m not looking for soda with zero calories sweetened with stevia leaves, if I were though I’d pick up a can of Honest Fizz Lemon Limey. As I stated before, this soda isn’t bitter, it’s dry. The flavor doesn’t make me crave more. This just isn’t my thing, but I can certainly respect the job they did in creating it.
If you prefer diet sodas or you need to have a sugarless soda for one reason or another, then I highly recommend trying Honest Fizz Lemon Limey. On the other hand, if neither of those things are for you then maybe you should pick up a bottle to double check.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
This soda was supplied to us by Honest Fizz