Starbucks Canada just introduced their new Mango Dragonfruit Refreshers onto their permanent menu. A perfect drink for the Summer for its vibrant look, tropical flavours and a kick of caffeine. With the days of Summer getting longer, its nice to add an extra step in your day so you can do as much as possible. We went to our closest Starbucks to give it a try because I do enjoy dragonfruit when its in season.
Mango Dragonfruit Refreshers
You’ll notice the deep magenta colour and tropical flavours with no artificial colours or sweeteners. In addition to the taste and colour, there are a few pieces of freeze-dried real red-fleshed dragon fruit. The listed ingredients are Ice, Mango Dragonfruit Refreshers Base (Water, Sugar, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavours, Citric Acid, Natural Green Coffee Flavour, Rebaudiside-a), and Freeze Dried Dragonfruit Pieces.
The dragonfruit isn’t fresh as it is freeze-dried, but it makes the drink seem like it gets pinker the longer you leave it. It truly is a natural dye. As for the taste, it’s good that the dragonfruit is paired with mango as dragonfruit doesn’t have a strong taste at all. The drink does have a tropical taste to it and it enjoyable in the sun. You can customize this drink as well, actually 170,000 ways to be exact. They recommend you try it as a lemonade or use coconut beverage instead of water.
The taste was good, so if you’re looking for a caffeinated beverage that is also refreshing in the Summer heat, this is recommended.