I'm thinking of starting a special division of Best! Thing! Ever! devoted solely to drinks (Best! Drink! Ever!?), because apparently I think drinks are awesome. I have, for example, sung the praises of Gatorade since I started this thing, of Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccinos, and most recently of Sprite Zero. And now I would like you to meet my latest crush, the Izze beverage in Sparkling Pomegranate.
I first had one of these in a little tiny can at Dahlia Bakery in Seattle. Then when I was in Whole Foods picking up
seven thousand free cheese samples my lunch earlier today, I saw it for sale in a bottle. It was $1.49, which is a little steep for a lunchtime drink---considering a) the economy is in shambles and b) I normally just drink the free water from the cooler at work---but I figured what the hey, it's the holidays, you know? And boy, was I glad I bought it. It tastes even better in a bottle!
I know there are flavors other than pomegranate, but I would advise you to start with this one if you can. It's tart and crisp and fizzy and almost natural-tasting (a quick scan of the ingredients reveals only fruit juice and sparkling water), and if you would like another nugget of information to convince yourself---or, rather, a boy you know---to give it a go, consider the fact that pomegranate is said to be very good for the prostate.
Only be sure to remember that very important word---PROSTATE---and not to get your male anatomy mixed up while out shopping with your significant other. Or else you might end up like me (and this is a true story), yelling through a crowded supermarket, "Sean, they've got pomegranate juice on sale! You should get some, it's supposed to be good for the scrotum!"