Perfect for sampling all the flavors!
Bought the Crew Pack to sample everything. I love sake and strongly react to sulfites, so this product not containing them was a win-win. The packaging was spectacular, everyone commented on the holographic labels and inner boxes, even the outer boxes were adorable, the design team really went above and beyond on this one!
Now for our review on the beverages themselves.
Ringo was definitely the favorite among the group. It was almost unanimously described as "A [name brand hard cider] with a Sake bomb in it" by the friends we tried it out with. Sweet, lots of flavor, definitely a bullseye on the combo of sake and a sweeter soda. 11/10 would purchase again.
Yuzu had a light and refreshing citrus flavor with a definite taste of sake in it. It was not as sweet as Ringo, but was not unpleasant. Everyone enjoyed it but the Ringo went faster and got more comments and compliments.
Sakura, sadly, missed the mark for us. As a group, not one of us tasted cherry or cherry blossom in this drink. Not sweet at all compared to Ringo and Yuzu. We tasted seltzer water with a sake aftertaste. One friend described it as "The illegitimate lovechild of a [name brand seltzer] and Sake after a one-night-stand," while another said "Transported in a truck that once had someone standing inside that thought about cherry blossoms." It was more of a sake seltzer than a soda in terms of sweetness, and if that's your thing, you might like it. Missed the mark for us, though.
Overall we really…