So earlier in the week I tried my second Onli beverage and it was pretty dang terrible. Today I have another Onli beverage and I don’t know what one of the ingredients is. The flavor of the day is Onli Grapefruit (yes) Pomelo (what?) and Peach (yes). What’s a pomelo? Let’s consult the internet. Citrus Maxima is the scientific name and I like that a lot. Pomelo is also a word used for grapefruit in some cases, but that would make the label redundant so I’m assuming that’s not what’s happening here.
I’d look at the ingredients but someone removed the ingredient label so I’m going to assume that since it only has 15 calories that there is some non-sugar, but all natural, sweetener at work here. Probably Erythritol, assuming I spelled that correctly.
In the “Good News” category this smells like a grapefruit soda and I like those. So we’re two for two in good things now. Good thing number 1 was “Citrus Maxima” for those who don’t like to re-read things.
This just in from the guy sitting one table over, we’ll call him Buttons. Buttons says that pomelo is an original citrus fruit that many current fruits came from. Pomelo + Mandarin = Grapefruit / Common Oranges.
Wow that’s an insanely bitter soda. I keep trying it to parse out all the flavors, and each time a guttural noise comes out of my face. The grapefruit is apparent in taste and I can only assume the Pomelo is too. Peach on the other hand is represented as more of a theory. It’s the essence of peach really. You see it on the label so your brain tells you the aroma should be there… so it is.
Once again I don’t want to drink anymore of this soda. It’s a deceptively pretty soda that lures you in with an artistic picture of citrus fruit… then reality sets in.
Verdict - Do Not Buy
This was purchased at an HEB Grocery Store