Review: Bai and Bai5 Antioxidant Infusions Beverages

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The world of health-focused juice blends is an ever-expanding one, and quality is all over the map. One of the better ones out there is Bai, and we tasted a sampling of juices including both Bai (traditionally sweetened with organic cane juice) and Bai5 (sweetened with low-cal erythritol) products.

All Bai products are spiked with organic coffeefruit and white tea extract, which is one way to get the purported antioxidant goodness of both of these drinks into your diet… without having to brew up coffee or tea, and with minimal caffeine (each serving has about as much as a cup of green tea).

Thoughts on three of the infusions (there are about a dozen in total) follow.

Bai Antioxidant Infusions Jamaica Blue Berry – Good, authentic blueberry flavor, and just the right amount of sweetness and a little touch of cinnamon character on the finish. Somewhere between flavored water and juice, which suits me just fine. 10% juice. About 160 calories per 18 oz. bottle. A-

Bai5 Antioxidant Infusions Panama Peach – Very peachy, pretty authentic. Not much aftertaste, and the sweetness level is right. Good consistency, not too watery. Peach isn’t my favorite fruit but I could totally see drinking this on an occasional basis. 4% juice. About 11 calories per 18 oz. bottle. B+

Bai5 Antioxidant Infusions Sumatra Dragonfruit – Stronger in flavor, and a bit musty. The flavor is somewhere in the region of a mix of raspberry, cherry, and mango. which gives this darker, more intense beverage more of a fruit punch character. Not bad, but not as nuanced as the others. 4% juice. About 11 calories per 18 oz. bottle. B

about $24 per 12-pack [BUY IT HERE] /

Closing comments on this post due to a lot of questionable ones coming in…

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14 Responses

  1. Lee Paulison September 24, 2014 / 7:18 am

    If you don’t mind the after taste lasting 4 hours, terrible taste, then I guess is a reasonable product. I purchased 4 bottles and after drinking one I plan on disposing the rest down the drain. The after taste is so bad that it is worse than any other artificially sweetened product that I have tried. Personally I say don’t buy this product because of the taste.

  2. Deanna April 30, 2015 / 10:00 am

    I totally disagree with the above review. Some of the flavors may not be as good as others, (my first bottle was the mango, which was “okay”), but I’m on my second bottle (this one being Costa Rica Clementine) and I think the taste is pretty darned good…certainly no aftertaste. Considering the benefits of what you’re drinking, I’d call this a good product!

  3. Kohl May 6, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    Bai is delicious. That first reviewer is an idiot. Some people out there even don’t like pizza

  4. Anna May 16, 2015 / 7:29 am

    The first viewer is right on some of the bai 5 drinks. I tried the MOLOKAI COCONUT it left a taste for a few. Something you just have to get use to but viewers i am hooked on the BRASILIA BLUEBERRY try it it is so delicious. It is very refreshing. Just because you get one you dont like dont mean they are all bad. Its like peanut butter not all the same Jiffy is the best ????

  5. Char Luca May 27, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    First review is totally off……. I’ve tried 4 flavors and they are all very good, refreshing, and barely, if any, an after taste. To reviewer no. 1….. keep your comments to yourself, you must work for the competitor. Bai5 is really a great refreshment, and with only 5 calories you just can’t beat it. I don’t even need to swig down water after drinking it as my thirst is quenched, very little after taste. I suggest trying out this new flavored water.

  6. Tiffany March 24, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    I am very sensitive to most artificial sweeteners- I don’t mean I’m allergic, I just gag at the taste of most. However, I gave Bai-5 a try and OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE IT! If I didn’t know it was only five calories I’d probably guess it had as much sugar as Vitaminwater, Gatorade, or juice.
    The wide range of flavors keeps me from getting bored…the only thing missing I would like to see is a lemonade.
    My top favorites are Costa Rica Clementine, Sumatra Dragonfruit, and Panama Peach. The Pomegranate one is a bit more tart if you’re looking for something less sweet and Coconut is on the other end of the scale, being the sweetest in my opinion.

  7. Saira April 12, 2016 / 8:11 am

    Tiffany, you should try the tanzania lemonade tea. It’s one of my favorites! Just like an arnold palmer but less diabetec…lol

  8. B.Scott Pike July 19, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    At Costco in their 15pack BAI replaced SUMATRA DRAGONFRUIT (one of their best flavors) with KULA WATERMELON, not a good choice, why ? Don’t care for it at all.

  9. Chameka August 24, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    This my first time trying the Brasila Blueberry and i like it

  10. Mary September 10, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Did you know this drink has 70mg of caffeine per 18 oz bottle ?!
    I did not know this
    They should list this on the front & not just little kelp ent on the back
    Of the bottle! It is tasty tho &
    But I will drink this in moderation
    As I Dont consume caffeine

  11. Mary September 10, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Sorry I don’t know how all those typos appeared !

  12. gil September 16, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Wanted to like these drinks, but was way disappointed in the taste, consistency and flavor. All have a terrible aftertaste. In short it was sort of like thin cough syrup. Sorry guys, won’t buy again & couldn’t recommend to anyone.

  13. Anonymous September 25, 2016 / 7:31 am

    My son was a avid Coke Cola ‘drinker’. Introduced him to Bai and now he says the Cola taste is not good and he enjoys the variety of flavors. Good choice son!

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