Are you interested in a fruity, fizzy beverage that’s more like a pop than a juice? Costco Blue Monkey Sparkling Juice Drinks come in four tropical flavors that are perfect for the summer. These fruit drinks are comparable to a soft drink in calories and sugar, so they have to deliver in the taste department to justify that!
Today I’m reviewing the Costco Blue Monkey Sparkling Juice Drink. I found these at Costco during a recent trip and thought they looked so good!
Other Costco beverages I’ve reviewed are the Costco Boba Bam Instant Boba Pack, Costco Kirkland Signature Lemonade, Costco Sambazon Acai Superfood Drink, Costco Kirkland Signature Organic Juice Boxes and the Costco Milkadamia Macadamia Beverage.
Location in Store
You can find this on the side of the store near all the other beverages like soft drinks, sparkling water, juices. The item number is 1510729.
There’s four flavors of drinks, mango, passionfruit, guava and watermelon. The mango is quite sweet and is lacking in a really have a strong natural mango flavor, it just tastes like really sweet juice. Passionfruit has a nice passionfruit flavor that’s pretty mild. It’s also fairly sweet.
The guava is just okay, it tastes like a guava candy and has has a slight medicine-like flavor which I can’t decide if I like or not. Watermelon is very sweet but with serious artificial watermelon flavor. It’s too sweet in my opinion but tastes exactly like you’re eating a watermelon jolly rancher.
All the drinks are very sweet and fizzy but still tasty. I think I might use them as a cocktail mix and tone down the sweetness by adding additional sparkling water to dilute the Blue Monkey sweetness.
The cost is $16.99 Canadian at Costco. That’s for a case of 16 drinks, four of each flavor.
The best before date is about fourteen months from the date we purchased the drinks and they’re a product of Vietnam. I think kids would really like these! I also think it’s a fun idea to get creative with the Blue Monkey Sparkling Juice Drink and use them as a cocktail mix.
If you serve the drinks chilled or with ice it cuts down on the sweetness a lot so I recommend doing that.
The calories, sodium, carbohydrates and sugar vary depending on the flavor. Mango and guava are the highest in sugar and calories. There are no added sugars despite them tasting so sweet!
There isn’t any added sugar which I find so pleasantly surprising, they’re made from whole fruit and are Non GMO. The ingredients list is short and simple, they’re basically juice and carbonated water as well as added Vitamin C.
Give it a try!
I think kids would enjoy these as a summer treat and I’m going to use them as a cocktail mix this summer! They’re tropical and fruity, but very sweet!
Have you tried these drinks? What did you think?
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