TheSodaJerks love of Virgil's brand soda is well documented on this site. Virgil's Real Cola is the highest rated soda on the site, and Virgil's Root Beer is what gave us the idea to start the site. Anytime I go into a grocery store I look for a label with "god giving soda to kids" as my counterpart would say. I'm sure that's not what the label is, but it's more fun to pretend.
I must apologize to Virgil's for taking so long on this review. Back when Virgil's Orange Cream Soda was first released it was sadly not in our area, it still isn't from what I see. Virgil's sent us a package of it for review, and we initially were going to give it the treatment of a king. That is to say we were going to do a pod cast about it. Well life happened, and schedules never matched up, and I moved...needless to say the pod cast never happened. Now that I'm settled I felt it was time to review Virgil's Orange Cream Soda. This review will be a bit different as I've tasted this before. In fact I've had several of them, it was only through the strongest of will that I was able to keep 1 or 2 for review purposes. I can say that throughout all the bottles my opinion stays the same. So here I go, opening a bottle, enjoying the orange-cream aroma, and taking a sip.
The initial taste is a nice orange flavor, as it should be. The finish of this soda is a smooth cream, again as it shoud be. The transition between the two flavors is a bit awkward though. It's like your taste buds can't decide if they should stick with the citrus orange, or move on to the smooth cream. When my fiancée tried it she said it tasted like it was missing one thing that kept it from being awesome. I believe it's that transition of flavors that caused her to birth that remark. My father, and stepmother gave it a two word review "ummmmmmh YUK". The only reason I mention both of those is that I want this to be an awesome drink. This should be rocking my world right now, and while it's above average, my world is not rocked. I feel that I unfairly hold Virgil's to a higher standard than most sodas. Their product always has great ingredients, with a good flavor all around, and ample carbonation. Virgil's Orange Cream Soda is excellent, but you can taste that something is missing, and that's where I must detract.
Verdict: Buy a Pack!
Better resolution + Marilyn Monroe + Virgil's Orange CreamSoda = Happy Twist
(Note: This beverage was provided to us by Reed's)