Lemon/lime is an odd duck. It is one of the most popular flavors of beverages, but at the same time rarely tastes radically different from “the other guy’s” lemon/lime. People tend to demand excellence in their colas and root beers, but seem rather “meh” when it comes to looking for a lemon/lime that stands out. Stand out lemon/lime beverages do exist, they’re just hard to come by. While I’m pretty sure I know what camp C&C Lemon Up is going to fall into I’m going to do my best to stay as neutral as possible. At the very least it will hopefully taste like 7up instead of Sprite. That alone would be worth some points in my book.
The can houses a very faint citrus scent that upon further inspection seems very clean as well. Only upon huffing the opening of the can do I begin to notice a slight citrus aroma. I’m curious to see if the flavor is as light as the smell.
Well the flavor is lighter than your standard lemon/lime mash up and seems to have the mouth feel of a Sprite/7up hybrid. The somewhat syrupy after taste of Sprite is present, but thankfully cut in half by the sharpness of 7up. All in all this tastes like you would think it might if you saw it on a store shelf. C&C Lemon Up tastes like a “store brand” soda with no real faults or strengths. The somewhat watery nature of it keeps me from wanting to drink more than a can of it and explains to me where I think lemon/lime soda falls in the list of concerns for C&C. It honestly feels like they created this just to have a lemon/lime soda since it seemed natural to have one with all the other flavors they have available. So if you’re looking for something that tastes like something you can find in any gas station, grocery store, or dollar store then check out C&C Lemon Up. You won’t be disappointed.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
This beverage supplied to us by C&C
Twist the plastic iguana has taken more chances in life than this lemon/lime soda