Suntory Calori Tropical Pineapple (Summer Limited Edition) / サントリー カロリ。 太陽のパイナップル (夏限定)

Alcohol: 3% (10.5 ml)
Quantity: 350 ml
Sugar:  3.5 g
Calories:  77 kcal
Price: MSRP 141 yen
Official Site: http://www.suntory.co.jp/rtd/calori/

Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits, and is a flavor I’d like to see more in chuuhai. As expected of the Calori series, this is crisp, light, and fruity and is perfect for the dog days of summer.

 

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Cocktail Calorie Suntory Grapefruit Special カクテルカロリ。グレープフルーツスペシャル

Alcohol: 3% (10.5 ml)
Quantity: 350 ml can
Calories: 112 calories
Sugar: 11.9 grams
Price: MSRP 141 yen (108 at AEON)
Official Site: http://www.suntory.co.jp/rtd/calori/cocktail/index2.html

This has a really good and smooth blend of three types of different grapefruits, which give the chuuhai a rich, slightly tart, but mild and tasty taste and texture. I’m surprised I somehow missed this back when I was reviewing the Calori cocktails last year.

Cocktail Calorie Suntory Cassis Orange カクテルカロリ。〈カシスオレンジ〉

Alcohol: 3% (10.5 ml)
Quantity: 350 ml can
Calories: 101.5 calories
Sugar: 9.45 grams
Price: MSRP 141 yen (108 at AEON)
Official Site: http://www.suntory.co.jp/rtd/calori/cocktail/index2.html

Tangy and sweet, with a richer body than the regular light of ultra-light Calori drinks. Asahi goes for the “fuwarich” label, but Suntory uses “Cocktail” to denote their higher quality, richer drinks. The pulp included in the can is tasty, and I like the blend of muscats and peaches, two light and smooth fruits that suit each other well.

Suntory Calori Grapefruit / サントリー カロリ。 グレープフルーツ

Alcohol: 3% (10.5 ml)
Quantity: 350 ml
Sugar:  3.5 g
Calories:  77 kcal
Price: MSRP 141 yen
Official Site: http://www.suntory.co.jp/rtd/calori/

The final CALORI!!!

Color me shocked; I’m used to grapefruit-flavored chuuhai having a very bitter flavor, but the light Calori version is extremely mild and pleasantly sweet. It reminds me more of a pink grapefruit than the yellow variety. And now, I can finally close the chapter on the Calori series and move on to more alcoholic pastures….

Suntory Calori Passion Fruit of Paradise (Summer Limited Edition) / サントリー カロリ。 楽園のパッションフルーツ (夏限定)

Alcohol: 3% (10.5 ml)
Quantity: 350 ml
Sugar:  3.5 g
Calories:  77 kcal
Price: MSRP 141 yen
Official Site: http://www.suntory.co.jp/rtd/calori/

Just when I thought I was through with the Calori series, they pull me back for more…

Passion Fruit, a new flavor for the summer season, naturally follows Calori’s staple of low alcohol, low sugar, and a crisp taste, but with this one I detected much more of a rich sweetness and fuller aftertaste. Passion fruit really sits and lingers on the palate, making this chuuhai stand out among its brothers in the line.

Suntory Calori Mediterranean Lemon / サントリー カロリ。 地中海 レモン

Alcohol: 3% (10.5 ml)
Quantity: 350 ml
Sugar:  3.5 g
Calories:  77 kcal
Price: MSRP 141 yen (108 yen at AEON)
Official Site: http://www.suntory.co.jp/rtd/calori/

Almost done with this series… as surely expected by now, Calori Lemon is light and refreshing. HOWEVER, since the lemon is a bitter fruit, regardless of whether it’s from Japan or Italy, this chuuhai has a noticeable tart flavor. It’s not as extreme as 8% lemon chuuhais, but it is there to sting you.