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A Lemonhead’s Guide to Lemonade

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Utah chapter.


Hi boys and girls! My name is Farah and I have a problem. I am addicted to lemonade— some may call me an enthusiast, but I think I am an expert.  Just kidding, but not really (:  Here are my thoughts and opinions on one of the most pressing matters facing this nation: the battle of the lemonades. 


8. Minute Maid Lemonade:

  • This is the lemonade that you find at soda fountains, but in all honesty this tastes like the Shasta of lemonade. No hate against Minute Maid (they have great juice), but this lemonade falls a little short for me. It tastes too manufactured and overly sweet for my liking. It’s like drinking straight up sugar. There are better lemonades out there on the market, so don’t limit yourself to this one.


7. Country Time Lemonade:

  • Similarly to Minute Maid, this one is overly sweet. The color is a little off-putting and looks nothing like your homemade lemonade. I wouldn’t be surprised if it glowed in the dark with how fluorescent it is. This beverage has no redeeming qualities and it doesn’t even take like lemon. Hard pass on this one.


6. Capri-Sun Lemonade:

  • This is what my childhood dreams were made of. Lemonade in a pouch. Doesn’t get much better than this (jk it does, see no. 1). This ranks higher on the list just for nostalgia and gets bonus points for the funny commercials and travel-friendly packaging. 


5.  Minute Maid Pink Lemonade:

  • The pink version tastes slightly better than the original lemonade. It’s sweet, but that’s to be expected with pink lemonade. I can’t complain about the color either because it’s made with artificial flavors.


4. Simply Lemonade:

  • Simply Beverages always hits it out of the park! Their lemonade is no different. It’s sweet, but still tastes more natural when compared to other lemon drinks on the market. It resembles the color of homemade lemonade, which is trusting. It’s non-GMO, not made from concentrates, and all natural. This is a much healthier option for my fellow lemonade lovers.


3. Simply Limeade:

  • I know this is a limeade, but hear me out. This is the perfect mix of sweet and sour. The tartness really comes through with this beverage. If you’re like me and prefer a more sour tasting lemonade, this is for you! Like Simply Lemonade, this is also non-GMO, made without concentrates, and all natural. Love. Love. Love this!! Seriously, it’s so good!!


2.. Cheesecake Factory’s Cucumber Lemonade:

  • I know this can’t be purchased at the store, but it should! Cheesecake already has their famous brown bread in stores, and I hope to see this beverage on store shelves in the near future because it’s so damn good! The cucumber really pairs well with the lemon. It’s an odd combination, but it works!


1. Chick-fil-A Lemonade:

  • The GOAT of all lemonade. The nectar of the heavens. This is the best lemonade I have tried in my life. It tastes so authentic. Gives me a mouthgasm every time. It tastes exactly how a lemonade should. You can taste the lemons and it’s not overly sweet. I never say “slaps,” but this calls for me saying that this SLAPS! The best part is that you can purchase a gallon of this lemonade from your local Chick-fil-A. This is the most expensive on the list but is so worth the price. It’s the Louis Vuitton of lemonade.

Jocelyn Hsu / Spoon

Disclaimer: Just remember that these are my thoughts and my opinions. If I trashed your favorite lemonade, that doesn’t mean that it’s not good. It just means that my tastebuds are superior (:

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Farah majoring in sociology and minoring in political science. She is the Director of Recruitment and Director of Social Media of Her Campus Utah for the 2020-2021 school year. She loves painting with coffee and drinking lemonade.
Her Campus Utah Chapter Contributor