I didn’t feel like thinking today so the soda I picked should make for a simple review. Again we dip into the stash sent to us by Old 52 General Store. From said stash I have pulled out Lemmy Sparkling Lemonade. This should be easy, right? Lemmy has been around since 1939, and judging by the art style their creepy lemon mascot has made that journey right along with them. A couple of notes about the ingredients, it is noted that Lemmy is both made with cane sugar and real lemon juice. So perhaps the drop of drool coming out of the creepy mascot lemon’s mouth is warranted. I may make several more mentions of this creepy mascot, who I can only assume is Lemmy, but I’d still happily tote some merchandise with him on it. The side of the bottle reads as such: Since 1939 Lemmy is the original sparkling lemonade drink. For the taste of fresh squeezed lemons, just say “Lemme have a Lemmy”. Now that the bottle has told us what to expect flavor wise I think it’s time to find out if Lemmy is a liar.
Lemmy Sparkling Lemonade both looks and smells like lemonade. That’s an insanely boring sentence, but it is what it is. I will say that it’s a rather fresh burst of lemon that you get when you smell the bottle opening; hopefully the flavor is equally enjoyable.
They should call this “Shimmering Lemonade” instead of “Sparkling Lemonade” as the carbonation level is very low. I’m not even sure most would realize this was carbonated at all if it didn’t say so on the bottle. Only at the end of each swig do the carbonation bubbles make an appearance, lightly dancing on my molars. The lemonade flavor is just that. I wouldn’t say that this tastes like fresh squeezed lemons, as that would be much tarter than Lemmy tastes. Then again I’ve never understood why any beverage would say that it tasted like fresh squeezed lemons… oranges maybe, but lemons? You’d be drinking straight lemon juice, and that’d be pretty terrible after a while for most. Thankfully Lemmy tastes like above average lemonade. Lemmy’s tart to sweet ratio is right on the money, neither one outdoing the other. Overall Lemmy gets the job done. It’s nice to drink on a warm November day like today (82 degrees btw), or a cool November night like tonight (low of 48). I like Lemmy more than I initially thought I would. I wasn’t expecting lemonade of this quality, and even though the bubbles are few and far between they do just enough to set this apart from normal lemonade. Way to go Lemmy! Now stop looking at me like that.
Verdict – Buy a Pack
One guess where Lemmy got that pose.