Got myself another tiny bottle of fun. Fun in this case comes in the form of a Original New York Seltzer Lemon & Lime Soda. Last time I enjoyed a tiny bottle of ONYS I had the bizzare experience of drinking a clear root beer. Today’s flavor, like all their others, is represented in a clear variety but Lemon & Lime is a flavor that is most often clear.
Ingredient wise this 10oz bottle houses carbonated water, cane sugar, citric acid, natural lemon and lime flavors with other natural flavors and ascorbic acid.
As I’m sure you’ve predicted here’s where I tell you to be wary of where it says “natural lemon and lime flavors” without actually saying that lemon and lime are involved. Such a sketchy thing to me.
Scent wise a nice strong candy lime scent jumps out of the bottle. Like a puppy the lemon aroma tags along, but is smaller than Big Dog Lime. For those of you who know my flavor preferences you’re aware that this excites me. #TeamLime
So the flavor is a little generic, but my first impression is that it’s better than Sprite. Initially lime is the predominant flavor as the smell test said it would be. This is a more subdued lime taste than I thought it would be, less candied than the scent led me to believe.
Swiftly the flavor you’re greeted with transforms into the generic lemon & lime taste I expected. While it’s not as bitey as 7up, of the three big “Lymon” sodas that’s the most similar. The fact that it’s a seltzer is noticeable only in the finish. As effectual as a fly landing on your potato salad then buzzing away is the bitterness of Original New York Seltzer Lemon & Lime Soda. You don’t like that it’s there, but since it doesn’t linger too long it’s easy to forget.
So there you have it, a very generic citrus soda (except for that lime intro) in a cute little bottle. All in all a good purchase, but I think I’m good with one.
Verdict - Buy a Bottle
This soda was purchased at World Market