When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Sweet Tea
There’s nothing like a tall glass of sweet tea with plenty of ice and a few slices of lemon floating around. That was me, before being diagnosed with a citric acid allergy. Today, I’m the woman you see standing in the middle of the grocery store aisle aimlessly reading label after label after label in search of tea minus the citric acid. Truth be told, there aren’t many options. One thing to also note about me is that I like my sweet tea sweet. If my tea doesn’t have enough sugar (I know that excess sugar is not good for me), I would rather just be drinking water — that’s how serious it can be. So this too has added an extra layer of difficulty to my search … that was until I discovered Gold Peak Sweet Tea.
I had heard of the Gold Peak brand because it is on the menu in some restaurants, but I had never actually tried it. As soon as I realized citric acid was not on the product label, I had to do a taste-test. The results? It’s a normal black tea — there are no added flavors, which is preferred given my long list of allergies — with the perfect amount of sweet.
Gold Peak Sweet Tea can be found in most grocery stores for about $3 for the 64 fl. oz. bottle. Other varieties include unsweetened, green, diet, raspberry, peach, lemon, and harvest pear. Check it out!