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10 New Ways to Sample Unusual Citrus Flavors for Better Health

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

Let’s start by saying that we have absolutely nothing against orange juice. In fact, we recently wrote about how to level up your orange juice game. But sometimes we want something new, unusual, trendy and tasty – just because. So we went in search of alternative citrus fruit based foods and drinks that have the same health benefits as orange juice (and sometimes more). Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum is sharing a list of 10 of the best new and trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

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It’s a sour world. At least, it’s a sour 2022. And that’s because citrus is the flavor of the year. Think orange, lemon, lime, clementine, and in particular, yuzu. All have taken off as flavors that we just can’t seem to get enough of.

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There are a few reasons for this. One, with the world’s current obsession with wellness, citrus’s immunity-boosting properties make it an obvious choice for all kinds of health drinks.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

And two, the tangy, clean taste of fruits like yuzu and clementine make them feel healthy, even when they’re lending their flavor to something that’s a little less concerned with wellness. You know, like chocolate, ice cream, or even cake. For a world that’s understandably fixated on its wellbeing, it’s nice to feel healthy – even as you’re indulging in a little something sweet.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

Below, we share some of the hot new citrus flavor foods and drinks. We’re focused on yuzu (the food star of the year), but you’ll notice some clementine, lime and lemon in there as well. And yes, we have some options that are health-and-wellness focused, and others that just feel health-and-wellness focused. You’ll love them both.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

10 trendy new citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to try right now

1. Zero Proof Bottle Shop Yuzu and Lime Mixer

First on our list of new citrus flavor foods and drinks that trending is a two-fer. Because another one of 2022’s biggest health trends is alcohol-free beverages. And that’s why we’re featuring this yuzu and lime mixer, which is designed to go perfectly with non-alcoholic tequilas and gins. It’s zero calories and has no sugar added, but the addictive mix of yuzu, lime, and lemongrass will definitely keep you hydrated.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

 

BUY NOW – $10.99, pack of four.

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2. Mad Tasty Yuzu Sparkling Water

Sparkling water and citrus are two 2022 food trends that seem to go hand-in-hand. Clean and fresh, both offer an appealing, tangy alternative to other, more caloric options.

Mad Tasty makes one of the most-recommended renditions of the new craze for citrus flavor bubbly drinks. That’s because its addition of hemp – which gives the can a nice calm, but not a high – will actually help you to unwind. And it’s no surprise that the yuzu citrus is their best yet. With a mash-up of grapefruit, lemon, and mandarin, this 15-calorie drink will keep you quenched all summer long.

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BUY NOW – $30, pack of six.

3. Minna Sparkling Peach Yuzu Iced Green Tea

More bubbles, more citrus! But this time, we’re talking about Minna’s lightly brewed iced tea, which is our favorite way to get a mid-afternoon burst of energy. With no added sweeteners, this zero-calorie green tea gets its flavor from the peach and the yuzu – delicious. With about half the amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, this is the sparkly, sour summer drink you didn’t know you needed.

BUY NOW – $34.99, pack of twelve.

4. Sunwink Digestion Lemon Tonic

We’ve been talking a lot about yuzu – the queen of the summer fruits – but let’s not forget about lemons, which also have their part to play in 2022’s wellness kick. Check out Sunwink’s Digestion Lemon Tonic, which is made with dandelion (our favorite!), lemon balm, and chicory – three superfoods – and is designed to help the drinker “debloat” and digest. You’ve never had lemonade this good for you before.

 

BUY NOW – $48, pack of twelve.

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5. Greater Than Peach Clementine Natural Hydration

The sun is shining, and we’re all looking for ways to stay hydrated. That’s why we love this organic, vegan, gluten-free hydration tonic from Greater Than.

With no sugar added, the drink is flavored with clementine, peach, monkfruit, coconut water, apple, and sea salt, and it’s designed to help you stay hydrated and refreshed. And even though there’s a lot going on in this little drink, we think it’s the clementine that makes this one such a winner.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

 

BUY NOW – $79, pack of twelve.

6. Rowdy Mermaid Matcha Yuzu

It’s currently sold out online, but that’s how you know that Rowdy Mermaid’s Match Yuzu Adaptonic is a hit in the competitive field of new unusual citrus flavor drinks. Lucky for you, though. You can still find it in local stores.

Made with immunity-boosting, antioxidant-rich yuzu, matcha, and reishi mushrooms, this is one delectable drink that you know has got your back. Rowdy Mermaid calls it a “unicorn,” and as far as we are concerned, it is.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

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7. Omsom Yuzu Misoyaki Starter Pack

As we said, citrus is not only good for wellness tonics and sparkling waters. It’s also happy to share its bright, clean flavor with every food under the sun – including sauces, ice creams, and chocolates. And if you’ve never tried one of Omsom’s magical meal starters before, this should be next up on your shopping list.

This yuzu marinade is made in collaboration with Maiko Kyogoku (the owner of NYC’s Bessou), and is designed to give its tart, complex flavor to the protein of your choice. As with all of Omsom’s starters, this is intended as a pantry shortcut, and includes sample recipes for your convenience.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

 

BUY NOW – $12.

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8. Umikah Yuzu Curd

We’ve made it all the way to dessert! And we have to start with yuzu curd. Think of this as lemon curd’s much cooler cousin; a little jar that’s packed with sour, floral flavor, and that would pair well with pancakes, pound cakes, berries, ice cream, and anything else your heart desires. Trust us – you’ll want to have a jar on hand.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

BUY NOW  – $14.95.

9. Noona’s Yuzu Blossom Ice Cream

Thanks to summer, ice cream is (always) on our minds. And if you haven’t tried a pint of Noona’s yet, well – it’s a must. It’s an especially cool way to sample new citrus flavors.

We love their entire lineup (including their many vegan ones), but the Yuzu Blossom is definitely a favorite. The tartness of the yuzu is balanced against the sweetness of the cream and some wildflower honey. Making for an ice cream that is as perfect as the season itself. Give it a whirl.

 

BUY NOW – $104.95, six pints.

10. Thomas Keller and Armando Manni Yuzu Dark Chocolate

We end our list of new citrus flavor foods and drinks with an unusual combination. Do you like orange and chocolate? How about lemon and chocolate? Well, you will absolutely love yuzu and chocolate. Nothing goes together like sour and sweet, and these bars perfectly encapsulate that duality. Once you see the way the yuzu undercuts the intensity of the chocolate? This will be your new favorite snack.

The best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime.

BUY NOW  – $39.95, pack of three.

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That’s our rundown on some of the best new, trendy citrus fruit flavor foods and drinks to sample for better health right now, including yuzu, clementine, lemon and lime. What do you think, dear reader? Ready to give orange juice a rest?

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Abbie Martin Greenbaum grew up in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she drinks a lot of coffee and matches roommates together for a living. At Oberlin College, she studied English and Cinema, which are still two of her favorite things, along with dessert and musical theater. She believes in magic.

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