Ok, I may discredit myself as a soda review by saying this but… lemon lime soda is boring. Wait, wait, wait! Don’t leave just yet; let me explain. A good lime soda isn’t boring, in fact it’s one of my most coveted sodas. A good lemon soda… well I haven’t really had one to write home about yet, but it’d be unique. Lemon Lime soda though… well in my opinion has the biggest chance to be a very boring soda. It’s so overdone and the flavor is never anything spectacular. Sure I love 7up, but I’m not going to shove a bottle into your hand unless I find out you’re sick. Sure I tolerate Sierra Mist, but I’m not going to force you to drink it unless you want the clear carbonated liquid from Taco Bell. Sure I don’t really like Sprite. Wait for it… nothing. So today I’m giving Maine Root (a highly ranked soda company by our standards) a chance with their Maine Root Lemon Lime Soda. Already looking through the bottle I can tell you that this has a ridiculous amount of sediment. I’m looking at pieces so large I could literally chew them. Already Maine Root Lemon Lime Soda has taken a turn for the unique, a place few lemon lime sodas ever go. Let’s smell it shall we?
My nostrils greet a familiar smell. This smells like lemon lime Twang. Now I’m sure I’ve mentioned Twang in a past review but I’m feeling far too lazy to search for it at this moment. If the word “integer” is a link in this sentence then you’ll know I became un-lazy and found it. As I was saying the scent coming from this bottle is a very sharp and sour lemon lime aroma. Honestly I’m excited! Hopefully here goes something!
Wow this does taste a little like Twang, but without the instant throat fire. It’s like a super lemon lime soda that allows you to taste the individual lemon and lime flavors. The carbonation factor works well with the taste and burns you just a little bit more after you’re done with your sip. I really thought I’d be able to feel the sediment drifting down my gullet on each sip much like I would experience in a Boba tea… or the ill-fated Orbitz. Since I wrote that last sentence you should easily deduce that I can’t feel the sediment at all. Hooray for no icky sediment feeling! All in all this is a great lemon lime soda, and while I wouldn’t say it completely makes my “lemon lime is boring” argument null and void it does a lot for its own cause.
Verdict – Buy a Pack!
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