I think I’ve made that soda joke before, but I don’t care… I’m in love.
As you may know, when I cut high fructose corn syrup out of my diet, it meant the end of virtually all soda. But then, last week, on my way to class, I stopped in the bodega between my apartment and the subway, looking to grab a bottle of water. I noticed the cooler was stocked with some unusual stuff — and then, there it was…
Imagine, if you can, a Fresca made with real grapefruit juice and sugar.
Then, imagine it’s even better than that and that’s pretty much what Ting tastes like.
It’s soury-sweet, like a really good grapefruit, with a sediment of grapefruit pulp (it’s 6% “real Jamaican grapefruit” juice, according to the label) at the bottom of the bottle, much like an Orangina.
I haven’t tried it yet, but I bet it would be a good mix with a flowery gin, like a Tanqueray, but for now I’m okay with just drinking it straight until it gives me ulcers.
Sweet, fruity ulcers.