At the time I’m writing this review I’m supposed to be asleep. Why am I not asleep you probably didn’t ask. I’m hot. There are several miserable ways to wake up that don’t involve emergencies of some sort and being hot is at the top of my list. Your body just sort of develops this thin layer of sweat that tries its darndest to cool you off to no avail. Fortunately I recently reviewed a soda, MASH Lemon Peel Ginger Root, which was incredibly refreshing. Even more fortunately I have three more flavors in my fridge. So after I decided that continuing to sleep wasn’t going to happen I walked to my refrigerator and pulled out the most thirst quenching name… MASH Grapefruit Citrus Zing. As many grapefruit drinks are this one is a light pink color with label art to match. Since I’ve already reviewed what goes into a MASH beverage I’ll go ahead and quench my thirst now.
Wow, my allergies are kicking and I can still smell the pungent grapefruit aroma that this large mouth bottle allows. From scent alone I’m starting to wonder if this beverage is going to be “too grapefruity” for my liking.
Meh. The flavor doesn’t hold the same strength as the scent, but it’s still clearly a grapefruit flavored beverage. Once again the carbonation is light and actually a little stronger than the Lemon Peel Ginger Root Flavor. You mouth is greeted by a quick wash of grapefruit flavoring that grows watery by the second while the tiny bubbles try their hardest to tickle your tongue. Fortunately the taste doesn’t stay in your mouth long enough to reach a negative level of watery…ness...ness. The “Citrus Zing” is only felt at the beginning of each sip as a shock of generic citrus flavor. This flavor sets the table for the rest of your MASH Grapefruit Citrus Zing experience. On a slightly different note, I’ll be happy when I’m done reviewing these MASH beverages because they have obscenely long names. Sadly this flavor of MASH isn’t quite as thirst quenching (I don’t think there’s a better way to say “thirst quenching”) as the previous version I tried, but it’s getting the job done. Remember when you were asked to make the bed as a kid and instead of neatly completing the task you just through the comforter over and smoothed it out? Yeah… like that. While I’m ok with this bottle of MASH Grapefruit Citrus Zing it’s just not living up to the level I expected it to. In fact it’s about a notch below and will be rated as such.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle