Has anyone tried these water-based fruit drinks called “hint”?
They are certainly new to me. I’ve never heard of them until I went to Harris Teeter (grocery store) this summer. I was looking for a fresh-tasting cool drink and was about to grab a cold green tea when my eyes drew towards “hint”. For one thing, I wanted to try it because it claims to be healthier than most other drinks and it is only flavored with natural fruits. Second of all, it was cheaper than the green tea with sugar that I was about to buy.
Euuuu, maybe I should have stuck with the green tea. The “hint” drink that I tried was the “mango-grapefruit” and it tasted like I was drinking perfume. Now, I have never tasted perfume personally, but for those who wear perfume or have sprayed some type of perfume, you know that “taste” that you get when you accidentally spray near your face, or you spray too much in a little room, then you’ve got to run out the room really quick for fresh air? Well, I’ve had to do that a few times anyway. But that is the feeling I received when drinking this product. I will say that it is certainly not as bad as the perfume-situation I described. I did drink the whole 16oz., over time. It has a strange kind of flavor, something that I guess you have to get used to or have an acquired taste for. I’m glad I tried this drink nonetheless. If I hadn’t, I’d be wondering what it tasted like, as I like to try new things.
I will say that I will more than likely not buy this flavor again, but I will try their other flavor that was offered in the store – Pomegranate, I believe. Perhaps that flavor will be more to my liking.
Some more information for “hint mango-grapefruit”:
The bottle says “DRINK WATER, NOT SUGAR”
“UNSWEETENED ESSENCE WATER refreshing, lightly flavored and zero calories”
It claims to have “ZERO SWEETENERS, ZERO CALORIES, ZERO PRESERVATIVES”
If someone told me not to drink this because to them it tasted like perfume, I would probably still try it because everyone has different tastes. So, I’m not telling anyone to try this drink or to not try this drink. It’s personal preference, just not for me.