Gamer soda is back in our hands, and this time it has the flavor of oranges. As you may know we’ve already tried two of the Gamer soda flavors… cherry and citrus. I’m a fan of orange soda, so I’m quite interested to see how well this clear concoction delivers. Let’s open it shall we?
The smell is most definitely orange. It’s not a chemically smelling orange either; in fact it smells like the fine mist that occurs when you squeeze an orange peel. For now I’m going to file that in the “Yay” book. Drinkin’ time.
Well that’s odd. The smell definitely has a more lingering orange experience to it than the taste. Gamer Orange doesn’t have a diet taste to it, but the mouth feel is that of a diet drink. What I mean by that is it doesn’t sit heavy in your mouth like say a Sunkist Orange Soda would. A light mouth feel is fine and dandy (like sour candy) but this is just a bit too light for me. Picture one of those people who own a pet parrot, but are really too close to it. You know the people I’m talking about, they allow the birds head into their mouth so it can pick at their teeth. Now picture a parrot of your choosing picking at the teeth of its owner, who we will now call Raphael. This particular parrot accidentally dropped a candy orange slice on the back of the Raphael’s tongue (no questions on how he got one, parrots are crafty creatures), but then being greedy the parrot immediately picked the orange slice back up again. This only teased Raphael’s taste buds to the fantastic flavor of orange he could be experiencing had he not raised a greedy parrot. That is what Gamer Orange tastes like… without the taste of parrot feathers of course. The beverage taunts you with what it could be if the flavor only lasted a little longer. Sure you have a decent aftertaste, and in a lot of cases that would be enough for me, but not in this one. After this rant you might think that I’d rate this beverage lower, but the orange flavor they tease you with really is tasty… like crackers.
Verdict – Buy a Pack!
We received an e-mail from Gamer Soda explaining the way the flavor hits your tongue!
Considering your parrot analogy, when you sweeten with real (cane) sugar, the flavor comes & goes quicker because it doesn’t coat your mouth like syrup. HFCS has been commercially used for so long now that most consumers have gotten used to it’s yuckiness. You can really tell the difference when comparing side-by-side, and if you ever compare the 2 at room temperature, there’s a huge difference (not that you’d drink a soda at room temperature…this almost qualifies as a sin). The cane sugar soda tastes fine, but the HFCS can barely be tolerated. Lastly, cane sugar sodas don’t need nearly the same carbonation, because you don’t have to trick your taste buds like you do when using corn syrup. As they say, you get what you pay for!
Thanks to Gamer Soda for showing an interest in the site, and helping teach us all a little bit more about soda.
(Note: This beverage was provided to us by Gamer Soda)
After one too many oranges I can get Twist to clean my teeth