The Glucoholic loves to whip up a pitcher of fresh brewed sweet tea from time to time – made with Splenda of course. Often the urge to have an ice cold glass happens when there is not enough time to brew a batch, so we’re always on the lookout for a good sugar free bottled tea. We were very pleased with Tradewinds Diet Sweet Tea. It’s a sweet black tea, and the flavor is slightly stronger than your garden variety home brew, which we think is a plus. Now we know that all the hardcore tea aficionados out there are asking “what kind of rube drinks cold tea from a bottle?” We’ve dabbled with “proper” teas and really enjoyed many of them, but we’re in the south, and ’round these parts we drink it sweet and cold! All kidding aside, we think Tradewinds Diet Sweet Tea is the closest thing to homemade that we’ve found to date. If you want to prepare for those times when you just don’t have time to make a pitcher yourself, give this fine product a try.
Tradewinds Diet Sweet Tea is sweetened with sucralose and acesulfame potassium, and for once someone got that mix correct. The sweetness is an almost exact match to the finely tuned mix The Glucoholic has perfected in brewing his own tea at home. Taking a close look at the bottle and the Tradewinds website we see that they are very proud of the fact the tea is fresh brewed just before bottling, and we must say it seems to be a real advantage for them. The tea has zero of everything, and therefore has no real health impact other than refreshing taste and healthy antioxidants. We searched, but found no mention of caffeine content. We’re going to assume that there is caffeine present, as most teas which have been through the decaffeination process have that clearly stated on their packaging.
Be sure to play Tea Roshambo on the Tradewinds website. It’s a blast!