I have no idea what’s in store for me. In front of me sits a bottle of Bibita Aranciata which has a woman making kissy faces at a glass of, what I can only presume is, Bibita Aranciata. I think Paoletti makes this beverage as it’s another word on the label. The ingredients suggest that this is a carbonated orange juice type beverage which would explain the amount of sediment I see floating in the bottle. When in Italy…
It certainly does have a citrusy scent, or would that be a scintrus? New words aside the aroma that arrived at my nostrils was somewhat inviting. I’m looking forward to my carbonated OJ in hopes that its better than Orangina. That’s not to say Orangina was bad, I’d just like this to be better.
It’s tingly on my lips and has a brisk citrus taste. The carbonation is small, but fierce which helps with the sharpness of the orange flavor. Oddly enough it doesn’t remind me at all of a sparkling orange juice. It’s more in line with a citrus soda that happens to have orange juice in it. This allows the flavor to be crisp, light, and somewhat refreshing.
Upon taking a larger swig the orange juice flavor seems to also have a grapefruit side-kick as there is just a touch of bitterness to each sip. Now by reading the ingredients we know that there isn’t any grapefruit in here. I’m just telling you what I taste.
On another surprising level I didn’t even notice the copious amounts of sediment I saw earlier. I figured at the very least they would alter the mouth feel, but alas they did not. So I guess I became a little smarter today. Bibita Aranciata is a sparkling citrus beverage from Italy and one I would recommend you try.
Verdict - Buy a Pack
This beverage was purchased from World Market