The Good: No nutritional detriment, Nice smell, Nice bottle
The Bad: Overly carbonated, Not at all flavorful, Overpriced
The Basics: Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water is an unimpressive beverage.
Sometimes, when my wife and I are out, we just get thirsty and end up picking up something in order to try to quench our thirst. The other day, on our way back from visiting Odawa Casino (reviewed here!), we stopped to do some shopping and got very, very thirsty. She treated us to drinks and I rediscovered an old favorite – Arizona Mucho Mango! My wife decided she wanted to try something new and she picked up a bottle of Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water. As it turns out, I lucked out; she picked up a drink that was hardly a thirst quencher and she ended up disappointed. As I ended up with most of her bottle of the trendy drink, I decided I would review it.
Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water is a saltier-tasting, not fruity-flavored mineral water.
Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water is a bottled Italian Mineral Water that is sold at grocery stores. Each liter bottle (1 quart, 1.8 fl. oz.) glass bottle houses the clear liquid. The bottles look unremarkable, but professional and uniform.
The 1 liter bottle represents about four servings of Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water.
Ease Of Preparation
Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water is a liquid in a clear 33.8 fl. oz. bottle. Preparation is as easy as opening the bottle by twisting the bottle cap off and drinking the liquid inside. I recommend refrigerating the bottle first as it is saltier-flavored at room temperature.
The aroma of the Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water is only subtly that of fruit. This is not a very aromatic beverage; my wife’s lip balm smelled stronger on the mouth of the bottle than the actual fluid within! Even out of the bottle, this drink does not smell very strongly.
On the taste front, the flavor is initially dominated by a strangely salty flavor. That salty flavor comes from the carbonation and the flavor dissipates as the carbonation bubbles out. At that time, the Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water actually starts to taste slightly sweeter than salty, but without a strong fruity flavor to it. Until then, it is a bland water that is overwhelmed by the bubbles in the drink. As the carbonation wears off, the flavor is similar to that of an unflavored mineral water and that lack of distinction is severely disappointing. While the Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water does not have a strong aftertaste, it does leave the mouth dry, making it a poor thirst-quencher.
As an Italian Mineral Water, one might expect this to have unpronounceable ingredients related to its carbonation. However, Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water is made entirely of mineral water, carbon dioxide and wild berry natural flavor. There are no other or unpronounceable ingredients in this and Paradiso seems committed to creating a uniquely-flavored beverage that is not as bad as soda pop!
Nutritionally, Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water is not enough to live off of, but it could be worse. Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water has no calories, no carbohydrates, no sodium and no protien. Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water has no fat, and the only mineral listed on the label is 2% of the RDA of Calcium!
Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water comes in a glass bottle and I was surprised by how soon it expired. The bottles I bought in mid-February had a November 30, 2013 expiration date!
This drink is clear and no matter what it gets on, it will not stain or leave any residue once it evaporates.
Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water is bland, when it is bubbly or not, making it pathetically overpriced for water.
For other beverages, please check out my reviews of:
Faygo Grapefruit Sparkling Water
Maine Root Blueberry Soda
Stewart’s Orange ‘N Cream Soda
For other food and drink reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for a complete listing of all the foods I have reviewed!
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