It’s been a while since I’ve done a review but thankfully a few citizens of the Carbonation have produced some outstanding reviews in my absence. The site has a new look which I hope you like and I’m about to reference one of our newest sections! The soda I’m pulling out of the Ice Box today is Olde Brooklyn Orange Soda. The bottle art is what I assume to be the Brooklyn Bridge. There’s also a nifty orange explosion happening on the neck of the bottle as well. Other than those two things the bottle is fairly undecorated. Looking at the ingredients shows us an assortment of interesting facts. It’s sweetened with cane sugar which is always a positive but the thing that catches my attention even more is the nutrition label. Apparently one bottle of this contains 2% of the calcium and 15% of the iron you need in a day. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had an orange soda that had any iron in it at all, points to Olde Brooklyn Orange Soda for having this. Enough with the chatter, let’s open this up.
While the orange scent isn’t the strongest example I’ve ever encountered it’s still prevalent. I’d say the majority of other orange sodas smell smell more sweetly of this . Hopefully this will be a unique experience. Time to find out.
Well I can honestly say that I’ve never tasted an orange soda like this before. It’s not nearly as tart as I thought it would be but I was correct in guessing that it wouldn’t be as sweet either. The carbonation level is also fairly low. It’s like you took a standard orange soda (Sunkist, Crush, etc) and muted the experience just a little bit. “Oh no!” you say, “Guess we should just chalk this up as a loss.” Wait, wait, wait, you random person that always seems to find their way into my house. The muted orange flavoring actually works pretty well for Olde Brooklyn Orange Soda. Many orange sodas are rather harsh on the throat not fully quenching your thirst. Olde Brooklyn Orange Soda’s muted experience allows for more thirst quenching. Just as the sharp mouth feel a soda brings can be a positive attribute for a soda the lack thereof helps set Olde Brooklyn Orange Soda apart from some of the other brands it might be competing against. With that said…
Verdict – Buy a Pack
Make sure when you enjoy your Olde Brooklyn Orange soda you do so with an iguana and a glass pineapple