We at Remedy Journey are sort of CBD sparkling drink aficionados at this point: we’ve reviewed GT’s Dream Catcher, Lagunitas, Sprig, and now it’s the turn of another stalwart in the CBD-infused drink world, Daytrip.
Background: Who is Daytrip?
Daytrip has already become one of the best known and best distributed up-and-coming CBD drink brands in the country, despite only releasing their line of CBD-infused drinks in summer 2019.
Like many other prominent CBD drink brands (including Vybes and Mary Joe Coffee), they’re Californian through and through: birthed in the sunshine state, with a surfer, summertime aesthetic that’s bright and bold.
Daytrip puts their focus on the quality of the CBD and it’s absorption, rather than the amount. They use a unique nano-emulsification method for maximum bioavailability, and their drinks are focused on health and wellness in other ways as well.
How? Keep reading to find out.
Daytrip Sparkling Water CBD Drink Review
Taste Score: 7/10
Does the drink taste bueno or no bueno?
As I said, we’ve tried a number of CBD sparkling waters, and while sparkling waters in general tend to not be my favorite drinks taste wise, I wasn’t a fan of the taste of these drinks in particular. I found them to be too acidic and not, well, tasty enough. These drinks come in the following flavors:
- Coconut Pineapple
- Lemon Lime
Sounds good right? But the flavors didn’t really come through, and there was a bit too much sparkle. It almost tasted closer to an unflavored sparkling water than a flavored one.
Value Score: 7.5/10
How much CBD bang are you getting for your buck?
A 12-pack of Daytrip Sparkling Waters costs $59, which rounds out to about $5 per can. At 10mg of CBD each, these comes in at a slightly below average value: drinks like Sprig and GT’s Dream Catcher offer the same amount of CBD or more (25mg, in the case of GT’s) for less money (Sprig is $2.50 a can, and GT’s $3.99 a bottle).
So for value, you can find better elsewhere.
Health score: 8/10
How committed is this brand to health and wellness? We look at all the ingredients.
This area is probably Daytrip’s biggest strength. First off, these drinks are only 5 calories with no sugar and no carbohydrates. They also use what they call “Foliole Nexus Technology,” which is their fancy word for nano-emulsification, an increasingly-popular method of creating CBD drinks that involves shrinking the size of the CBD particles to make them water soluble and thus more easy to absorb.
Daytrip then infuses each drink with a proprietary blend of terpenes, which is interesting and unique but begs the question: if they wanted the drink to include terpenes, why not use full-spectrum CBD (which naturally includes terpenes and other cannabinoids) rather than using CBD isolate and adding terpenes in after?
Besides the CBD extract and terpenes, the only other ingredient of note is a small amount of MCT oil.
Relief Score: 8/10
Many of us consume CBD to relieve ailments. Does this product provide effective relief?
Daytrip claims that their CBD blend is more easily absorbed and thus more potent. So, now to the big question: did it work, did the nano-emulsification make it more potent? I actually found that this drink DID provide a bit more of a potent CBD punch than comparable 10mg CBD drinks like Sprig.
Some drinks have so much CBD that it can almost weigh you down and damage your productivity, but Daytrip hit a nice sweet spot of relief and productivity.
What makes this drink special? Does it promote productivity or focus? Does it get one “lit”?
In this section we typically touch on any other productivity, focus, or health-promoting ingredients, but like Sprig and Lagunitas Hi Fi Hops, there’s not much to speak of besides CBD in these drinks.
We also like to discuss the style and design of the drink in this section, and while these do have a bright and bold color scheme and design behind them, we still prefer the minimalist design of Recess or Vybes.
Final Verdict: 7.3/10
Let’s put it all together: what’s our overall take on this drink?
Going in, I wasn’t sure where exactly these drinks stood in the CBD-infused drink landscape, and after trying them out I’m still not sure. They don’t have the extreme price point of many other CBD-infused drinks (which regularly run up to $8-10), but they’re more expensive than the bottom-tier drinks (think Sprig) without offering much more in terms of CBD amount or other health-promoting ingredients.
If you have the choice, we’d recommend GT’s sparkling water for better quality or Sprig for better value.
Where to buy Daytrip Sparkling Water
You can buy Daytrip Sparkling Waters at certain locations in the following states:
- New York
- New Jersey
Look for them in gas stations, smoke shops, or health and wellness shops.
Daytrip Sparkling Waters are also available online at wearedaytrip.com, with shipping to all 50 states.