What if I told you that I found an alternative to soda, iced tea, lemonade and water?
I'll even up the ante and state that this newfangled beverage:
- doesn't contain high fructose corn syrup
- has no caffeine
- no carbonation
- is available in regular and diet flavors
While this comes off like a spiel that will end with monthly installments or a second set for free...it's not. I discovered it accidentally last week.
Was feeling kinda unhealthy that day, so I stopped by my local Chicken Dijon for their veggie special. A great combination of steamed veggies, rice, fresh herbs, Parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing (my favorite veggie meal, by far). Requested a cup of water, but as I approached the self-serve fountain I noticed something.
*cue beam of light shining down and choir music*
I made it halfway through lunch before breaking down and satisfying my curiosity.
Sjora comes in (Diet) Tropical Pineapple and (Diet) Mango Peach. The separate dispenser unit carries all four flavors. While I typically don't drink any of these flavors, individually or otherwise, I concocted a blend of regular Mango Peach and Diet Tropical Pineapple. If you've ever had Orange Julius, this is what it reminded me of. Just better.
It was sweet, but not overly so. With 10% milk and 5% juice content, it wasn't rich. In fact, it was exactly as they advertise.
I'm a big advocate of Arnold Palmers, but this is a satisfying alternative. The staff mentioned that they are the only chain currently featuring sjora. Being the same price point as soda or tea, it's worth the detour to check out. I certainly plan to. Yes, it's that good.