Today’s beverage from C&C is looking pretty appetizing to me. C&C Tropical Fruit Punch is what sits in front of me tempting me with its potentially fruity flavor. I don’t know what it is about today, but some part of me is craving a carbonated fruit punch beverage with some citrus kick to it and hopefully C&C Tropical Fruit Punch will deliver. The color looks to be somewhere between bright red and deep red which is a great color for your typical fruit punch. I never really got behind Hawaiian Punch when they did all their flavors because the colors just seemed off to me. Blue fruit punch? That’s like when they tried (and maybe still sell) green ketchup. You’re not here for my opinions on ketchup though; you’re here for my opinions on soda… and I thank you for that as a ketchup blog would be interesting, but probably short lived. I wonder if there is a ketchup blog, I’m going to find out. **time passes** It’s not a blog per say, but someone from The Nibble reviewed (or described) 42 brands of ketchup. I don’t normally link stuff, but this person deserves some mention for trying these ketchups. What am I doing again? Oh, yeah! Hopefully I’m about to drink a delicious Tropical Fruit Punch from C&C.
A sharp citrus scent slowly makes its way out of the mouth of the bottle and gently singes my nose hairs. I’m not exactly sure how strong or watery this is going to taste. Of course I’m hoping that this fruit punch will be on the stronger side as we all want to relive that amazing punch that we first had at the Sadie Hawkins dance that no one ever invited us to ever because of no good reason.
Well that’s odd. C&C Tropical Fruit Punch tastes a bit like bubble gum flavored amoxicillin. You’ve probably had amoxicillin when you were a kid. It’s a pink milky liquid that you had to drink whenever you had an infection. When you’re a grown up it’s in pill form, but as a child you got the sweet gum flavored liquid poured down your throat at regular intervals. While this could be an off putting flavor for many folks I personally enjoyed the taste of amoxicillin growing up and tasting something similar to it brought back a piece of my childhood. While bubble gum amoxicillin is the base flavor for this beverage the taste that tries to chase it away and fails is that of fruit punch. The only time I get to actually taste something that seems like fruit punch is in the middle of each sip when my throat is punched by the fruit of said action; and while I do somewhat enjoy the medicine flavor by no means should it be the opening and closing act of this soda play. Could I finish this bottle? Probably, but I don’t really care to since I opened this expecting fruit punch. That doesn’t seem like too big of an expectation does it, for fruit punch to taste like fruit punch for more than 1/3 of the time. Ah well, at least I my mind got to be transported back to when I was a child… sick with infections.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
This beverage supplied to us by C&C