Big Country Organic Hard Seltzer Review: Honeydew Yuzu
Big Country Honeydew Yuzu Hard Seltzer is in a Category All by Itself
— Isn’t it interesting where different flavors originate? “Honeydew melon” is the American name for the White Antibes cultivar which originates in Algeria and Southern France. Americans are not the only ones to rename the European melon. China calls the oval shaped fruit Bailan melons. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Henry A. Wallace, introduced the melons to China in the 1940’s. The yuzu has its origins in Eastern Asia. It is a member of the citrus family and often described as a “Japanese lemon.” Yuzu have since been transplanted in Australia, Spain, Italy, and France. But you need not travel the globe to enjoy the two together. Now you can get both exotic flavors in one tasty and refreshing package: Big Country Honeydew Yuzu Hard Seltzer.
Opening the can of this unique blend offers up a fragrance that hints strongly of bubblegum. Is this authentic? It is hard to say. Like most melons, honeydew are known more for their taste than fragrance. Whether or not bubblegum can be considered an authentic scent for a honeydew and yuzu mix doesn’t really matter. It certainly won’t deter you from trying a Big Country Honeydew Yuzu Organic Hard Seltzer because the tempting scent draws you with its allure. Each can carries a total of just 90 calories, 0 total sugars, and a very low 1 gram of total carbs. In addition, this organic spiked sparkling water is gluten-free, which makes it compliant with many dietary restrictions. And an agreeable 4.5% ABV means you can enjoy the extended company of this dynamic duo throughout the day or night.
Big Country Honeydew Yuzu Hard Seltzer is a One-Of-A-Kind Flavor
The flavor of this Big Country Organic Hard Seltzer is unlike anything you have ever tasted before. First of all, honeydew is such a unique flavor to make into a hard seltzer. But realizing that watermelon and cucumber are two water-based tastes that have met favorable review in the seltzer market, you realize the brilliance of trying honeydew. The taste is full bodied and potent. More potent than you might expect. But of course, the honeydew is only half of the story. The yuzu is tart and tangy — much like the lemon — and fearlessly steps in to harness the powerful melon flavor and save the day. Seltzer lovers rejoice! With so much dynamic flavor occurring all at once you might wonder how it all works together. We don’t really know (you’ll have to ask Big Country’s mastermind mixologist) but it definitely does.
Nothing Else Like It
The experimentation with unique hard seltzer flavor combinations makes this an exciting time. You literally have the opportunity to be emotionally invested in new mixes of flavors from their infancy. For Big Country Honeydew Yuzu Hard Seltzer, the two unconventional melon and citrus flavors make a BIG and bold statement. Start to finish, this seltzer is extremely enjoyable. It is the kind of flavor that really makes you appreciate the artisan mixology that goes into creating new and exciting entrants in to the hard seltzer marketplace. And with only 90 calories and 4.5% ABV, this is one that grows on you quickly. Don’t give up right away if you find you don’t love the flavors at first. Give it time. Allow the flavors to reach a crescendo on your taste buds and then you’ll be thinking about this one long after you’ve finished the last drop.