What can I say about these luscious-looking frozen treats before I even taste them? Well, they're made with organic coconut water (yum!), sweetened with organic fruit juice, and weigh in at only 100 calories and zero grams of fat per serving, which makes them a perfect guilt-free indulgence.
These sorbets certainly look seductively beautiful, but how do they taste? The one issue I've had with any sorbet I've eaten in the past is that it usually tastes very sugary to me, with the sweetness overpowering the fruit flavor. The only exceptions I can recall are a chocolate sorbet I can no longer find and a coconut sorbet I tasted in Hawaii—both were exquisite. (Flavor hints to Turtle Mountain). My guess is that the other sorbets relied on cane sugar as a sweetener and probably contained too much of it. While there's nothing subtle about the fruit-juice-sweetened flavor of So Delicious Coconut Water Sorbet, the fruit flavors take center stage, while the sweeteners and coconut water assume supporting roles. This gives these sorbets a uniquely fruity, full-bodied aliveness.
Which brings me to the Hibiscus flavor ... My first spoonful reminded me of the fragrantly floral flavor of hibiscus tea, but with overtones of deep, dark berry. What a delightfully lovely taste! The Lemonade flavor is definitely tangy. I might prefer it ever-so-slightly sweeter, but my husband Mark, who loves all things lemony, thinks it tastes perfect! My favorite flavor is Raspberry. It's got a rich, bright, eye-opening kind of thing going on—just the kind of sweet flavor I wouldn't mind having in my mouth all day long. And the Mango tastes just like they'd taken some sweet, ripe mangoes, puréed and then frozen them. There's just the slightest hint of coconut, which makes this flavor all the more enticing. Is there anything that doesn't taste better when it's made from coconut? I doubt it!
I'm told by the good folks at Turtle Mountain that So Delicious Coconut Water Sorbet will start appearing on store shelves in the next few weeks. Keep your eyes open for them. They will make your mouth very happy!