Let me just start off by saying that there is actually no basil or basil flavoring in the Strawberry Basil flavored Izze.
It seems that Izze has released a few new flavors for summer. For those who do not know what an Izze is (although you have probable at least seen them at Starbucks), they are basically carbonated fruit juice. Izze’s are all natural and apparently one bottle equals a serving of fruit. Although I would not recommend swapping out your fresh fruit for an Izze.
The Strawberry Basil flavor reminds me a bit of pomegranate, in that it is somewhat tart. I usually think of strawberry as being overly sweet, but this was definitely not the case; I preferred the more tart flavor of this. Although, I was disappointed to find out that there was not any actual basil juice in here.
I am unsure as to whether or not these are limited edition for summer 2013 or if they are permanent. I picked these up at Fresh Market, and for those of you who remember the Lemon flavor, it has been reintroduced. I just hope that one day Izze brings back the Guava and Lime flavors! But mostly Guava… it’s the one food product that I actually really miss.
I will be repurchasing this flavor again!