When I blindly reached into my fridge today picking out the soda I would review imagine my surprise when a bottle of lemonade came out. I wasn’t all that surprised mind you, as I knew the lemonade was one of five beverages I could have grabbed. You all know that we rarely review non-carbonated beverages, but of course I’m going to give a pass to Dublin since they (1) Sent us a bunch of free beverages for the sole purpose of reviewing and (B) probably make some dang good lemonade. Like all the Dublin drinks this one is sweetened with pure cane sugar so hopefully it utilizes it well. Before I begin I must tell you about this tiny elf-like man on the bottle greeting me amongst the retro art, as if to welcome me into his lemonade home. Thanks, Elf-man. Thelfman.
The lemonade is titled Tart n Sweet and I must say the “tart” comes out in droves in the smell department. It’s not cleaning product strong, but I found my taste buds flinching in anticipation of the sour nectar that’s about to envelop them.
Well it’s not as tart as I thought it was going to be, but I’m not disappointed as it still packs a pinch. On the “tart-scale” from 1-10, with 1 being a nun and 10 being that ex-girlfriend you were too good for, I’d give this about a 6 which means nothing to you. Even though it’s not shocking my ‘buds, Dublin Tart n Sweet Lemonade is still sour enough to resonate in my mouth after each sip. Oddly, this is what I would imagine the lemonade at a lemonade stand tasting like. Now sadly I’ve never tasted any lemonade stand lemonade, but now I can play the home version and it’s almost as good. I’m pretty sure the kids running the lemonade stand wouldn’t use Ester Gum or Sodium Benzoate though. Ignorant Children.
The sweetness factor is noticed and appreciated as it doesn’t mind playing second fiddle to the tart mouth-feel. If you’ve ever had lemonade that was too sugary you know that it doesn’t take much for that experience to start going downhill in a hurry. Dublin Tart n Sweet has a fantastic bland of its titular adjectives. Thankfully it’s not a very syrupy drink. I find that it sits a few pounds heavier than light upon my tongue as I finish each gulp. As far as lemonades go it’s about one step better than your standard fare. Overall a pretty good showing.
Now for the sentence that renders the last four paragraphs pointless. Dublin Tart n Sweet Lemonade tastes like you made it at home with its tart lemon flavor and a sweetness that can only be described as simple.
Verdict – Buy a Pack
With Twist in the picture it's Tart n Sweet n Sweet... D'awwww