As I continue down this road filled with C&C reviews (occasionally taking a detour or two) I stumble upon a flavor I don’t remember cataloging when I took all of the C&C pictures for the site. C&C Red Pop is what I’ll be drinking today and I haven’t the foggiest idea of what “red pop” tastes like. The picture on the bottle seems to resemble a red raspberry, but if that were the flavor then I assume it would say so on the bottle. The only “flavor” listed in the ingredients is an “artificial flavor” which should be expected when your labeled flavor isn’t something you’d find growing on any tree. I also see that my refrigerator is set fairly cold as there are bits of frozen red pop floating at the surface of this beverage. In the “What? No? Really?” category the beverage itself is a bright red much like red Kool-Aid. Ok C&C Red Pop, you’ve piqued my interest and now I shall drink you. Onward.
C&C Red Pop smells like liquefied red and purple Skittles. My excitement is climbing as the last beverage I had that resembled Skittles in any way was Sprite Tropical Remix (you know… the good Sprite. Burn.) and I love, love, loved S.T.R. I don’t think that C&C Red Pop will taste anything like S.T.R., but the fact that it has one thing in common with it pleases me.
Sigh. Sorry, the flavor isn’t bad it just didn’t live up to what my mind wanted it to be. C&C Red Pop has the flavor of a weakened Cherry Icee. I wonder if I could get any cash under the table for mentioning three large brands in this review. The Kool-Aid/Skittles/Icee people should just be throwing money at me at this point. With that said I believe this could be an outstanding beverage if the flavor was just a bit more pungent. Thankfully the cherry flavoring is somewhat enhanced by the carbonation. It’s just the right amount of fizz so that I can feel it throughout the entire drinking process. All aspects of my mouth cheer as they are greeted by the enjoyable bubbles that carry C&C Red Pop from “meh” to “pretty tasty”. The sweetness factor really surprised me as it’s not nearly as sugary as I supposed it would be. I was looking for a tasty red syrupy mess of sucrose when I first smelled it, but overall it seems to find a pretty good balance with the other aspects of the soda. In my time writing this paragraph I think my feelings for C&C Red Pop have grown. I was just going to tell you to buy a bottle, but at the last minute I feel it snuck to gain a bit better rating. Try it and see if you agree.
Verdict – Buy a Pack
This beverage supplied to us by C&C.
Twist was once called the Duke of Pop