Orange soda is one of the staple sodas out there when you’re talking about the fruit flavored variety. Personally I prefer grape to orange, but there aren’t many times I’d turn down an orange soda. This cane sugar sweetened Faygo Orange in front of me has been dressed up in a simply stylish glass bottle and begs for review. A quick peak at the back tells me that the ingredients aren’t really worth mentioning and I should be on my way with this review.
Your standard orange aroma escapes the bottle top and does nothing to impress me. That said, the flavor inside will hopefully hold a few tricks up its sleeve, less I grow bored with it as well.
A quick punch of carbonation and the rest is a sweet burst of orange that identifies more with candy than fruit. This sweet, somewhat syrupy beverage has already taken a somewhat permanent residence in my mouth. The velvet curtain, which is usually reserved for beverages sweetened with HFCS, has fallen and it’s all I can do not to taste this rather ordinary orange soda. Faygo Orange isn’t something many would describe as “poor tasting”, but it’s somewhat yawn worthy. I’d much rather purchase the store brand orange soda and take my chance with the HFCS if it meant getting a more vibrant flavor.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle