Alright C&C, you’ve entered my wheelhouse. If there’s something I love it’s a good generic grape soda and judging by your label art this one has the potential of being super generic. Simply called C&C Grape, the bottle stands in front of me shaking out of fear… or because my desk is easily shaken by the slightest percussion of my fingers. With delicious generic grape to be had I will wait no more to taste the HFCS sweetened nectar that waits.
Oooh, the delicate aroma of grape drink hits my nostrils in a chemical blast. I can only assume that this is what the “purple stuff” in the back of the fridge seen in those old Sunny D commercials smelled like. If the taste of C&C Grape is as good as its odor then I’m in for a real treat. There’s only one way to find out. Well I guess I could ask someone, but where’s the fun in that?
Interesting, this has more of a natural grape taste than I was assuming it would. Here I figured this would taste completely fake yet the first thing my tongue told my brain it tasted was grape juice. With that grape juice taste comes just enough carbonation to remind me that I’m drinking a soda. There is a touch of burn that tickles my throat with each sip. I would like that burn to be stronger to remind me that I’m alive. Besides being reminded of my mortality I would also like the burn to be more noticeable because it would give this beverage a bit more depth. What I’m left with is a grape juice-esque tasting soda that is slightly sweeter than the juice it resembles. Now I may be showing my disappointment that I didn’t get a super fake chemical tasting soda, but I think I’m justified in that opinion. If I wanted grape juice I’d drink some grape juice and be done with it. The fact that it tastes more “natural” than your typical grape soda was a pleasant surprise, although not enough for me to give it point for doing so. Overall C&C Grape soda may be a decent alternative for those who dislike the taste of purple sugar water. They’ve tried to stand apart from the aforementioned “purple stuff” and I feel that they were successful in doing so… it just wasn’t my thing.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle!
This beverage supplied to us by C&C