Nothing gets me ready and excited for the day quite like coffee; but in the summer I almost find it's too heavy when all I want is something light with the right amount of caffeine and endorsements to wake me up. Just a couple of years ago Starbucks introduced Refreshers, which are made from real fruit, B vitamins and shaken with caffeine from Green Coffee Flavour.
This summer Starbucks is spreading good energy by introducing through three new flavours: Raspberry Pomegranate, Strawberry Lemonade and Blueberry Acai! As part of the campaign, Starbucks has been giving away samples of the Starbucks Refreshers at various major events in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, so you may get a chance to try them as well. Continue reading to find out which flavour I liked the most!
These two have a similar colour and you could very easily mix them up. But when you try them individually, you can definitely taste the rich flavours and figure out which one it may be.
Blueberry Acai: This drink made me nostalgic and reminded me so much of Fruitopia's Blueberry Watermelon drink. Both the acai berry and blueberry blend well together and create a mild flavour. I can imagine this tasting delicious served over ice, especially on those days when you're thirsty but want something other than water.
Raspberry Pomegranate: I think because I'm not a huge fan of raspberry, this was my least favourite. The taste was still light but it was slightly bitter and didn't go down as smoothly. I could definitely feel the caffeine in this blend as well. Maybe with ice the raspberry and pomegranate flavours wouldn't feel as strong.
Strawberry Lemonade: This is, by far, the best Starbucks Refresher yet! There is something about strawberry and lemonade that goes so well together. Even without ice I can easily drink an entire can because it's very light and delightful. I can imagine this one tasting good in a smoothie blend as well. Out of the three, the Strawberry Lemonade flavour was definitely the most "refreshing" and I really felt like it gave me that boost of oomph! This will now be one of my staple summer drinks at Starbucks.
Win a Starbucks Refreshers Good Energy On-The-Go Gift Pack
My friends at Starbucks Canada have generously offered one lucky reader an AMAZNG gift pack valued at $150, which includes a variety of must-haves for obtaining good energy:
- All three flavours of Starbucks Refreshers
- Personal journal
- Yoga mat
- Inspirational quote tote
- Refreshing body mist
- Lip balm
- Portable cell phone charger
- Moist towelettes
- Ear buds
- and more!
To be eligible, you must fill out the Rafflecopter widget below and leave a comment telling me which flavour you're most excited to try! For extra entries, you can do the following and indicate you did them in the Rafflecopter widget:
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- This contest is open to Canadian residents only and will close on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET
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This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own.