Back before I was a big-time (haha) paid food blogger, one of the perks of writing for Endless Simmer was that sometimes I got to sample various foods and drinks. I think the best was when I came home to find a box of Korean dumplings sitting on my porch packed in dry ice. Elijah enjoyed watching the ice evaporate in the sink as much as he enjoyed the dumplings.
Recently, I was fortunate to be able to try some fancy-pants sparkling juice from a company called Spindrift. Unfortunately for them, a few weeks later I was also fortunate to sample some not-so-fancy-pants sparking juice from a brand you may have heard of, Juicy Juice. I mean, sure, the Spindrift was probably a little better, but was it five (or more) times better, as the price would indicate? I think not. Kinda like the tea I sampled a while back.