Juice in a bottle.. almost01 October, 2010 by Yan
I’m fascinated by weird beverages but what attracted me to spend a premium on these flavored drinks was just a little more than novelty alone. Justice had to at least be done to the packaging and the taste, which brings me to the point of this newly acquired beverage. Suntory Gokuri definitely offers what I am looking for in a drink and proves that the Japanese can sometimes really pack a surprise even in a small bottle.
The Suntroy Gokuri drink first caught my attention with its nice blue metallic bottle rather than the usual plastic PET bottles. Kudos to the designer who managed to find such a stylish way to present the simple grapefruit/pineapple image on the front. Also worth mentioning that instead of flavoring the water with mainly artificial fruity flavors, 30% of Gokuri is made with actual fruit of the respective flavor.
The Gokuri drink (naturally the grapefruit version) had a really natural grapefruit flavor minus the overly bitter finish, typically associated with the fruit. Instead of being a smooth drink, one could really tell that they really did throw in the 30% real fruit juice from the pulp found inside the drink. The reason why I emphasize on the fruit pulp is because of the sheer amount of it contained inside the drink, which forces some mild chewing while drinking. Some might be put off by having to drinking/eating the fruit pulp but I feel that it’s an interesting experience.
The packaging and flavors make this a pretty good non-carbonated exotic beverage to seek out. Do check out their different flavors available from the official website.
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