I first came across the Dirty Lemon site from an ad on Facebook. I was instantly intrigued by the aesthetics of the drink (and their insta) and the bold statement of "Better Beverages to Drink Daily." After doing some research, I found that the Dirty Lemon Detox actually might have some dope benefits. I reached out to the company because I had to know more. Do these drinks really work? I decided to find out for myself.

Why a Detox is Different Than A Juice Cleanse

One of the best parts about Dirty Lemon Detox is that you don't really have to change anything else about your diet. Juice cleanses are discouraging because I'm "not allowed" to eat all of my favorite foods, like pizza and ice cream. A detox allows you to continue to eat these, and in fact Dirty Lemon encourages you to by advising "It works best on a full stomach. So drink post-pancakes."

Plenty of Options

It may seem like there are a lot of options when doing a juice cleanse, but in reality the only options you have are how many days you are going to suffer. Dirty Lemon offers four different drinks, each offering different benefits, including [detox], [skin + hair], [energy], and [sleep]. The ingredients in each of the drinks are varied in order to give you what you're looking for. The [detox] drink is filled with activated charcoal which has LOTS of benefits including removing toxins from your body, aka why its perfect for a detox drink.

Taste Test

 Most of the time I have to force myself to finish juices because they taste disgusting. But they cost a fortune, so you gotta drink up. Dirty Lemon is the complete opposite. You don't even realize that you are drinking straight charcoal, besides the black color of the drink. It tastes like a nice refreshing lemonade. I honestly wanted to drink more than one a day, but I refrained because they only recommend one a day.

Does it Work?

This is the real question, right? If you're paying $65 for a case of 6, you want to be getting your money's worth. I really thought I felt more energized after a few days of drinking this magic (my mom thought it was all in my head). Overall, this is much more manageable than your typical juice cleanse. If you're going for a quick slim-down, this is probably not the correct method for you. Juice cleanses are known for helping you drop a few pounds pretty quick, although they might not be too healthy for you. I would definitely recommend Dirty Lemon [detox] to a friend. Worst case? You have 6 dope looking bottles you can put on your insta.

Not Ready to Drop $65 on Lemonade?

I don't blame you. Try these recipes to upgrade your boring lemonade. Want something that'll get you a little tipsy? These are the recipes for you. There's also a Lemonade Diet that is part of the Master Cleanse. This sounds quite honestly terrifying, but if that's what you're into, I'm not judging.