Shasta Orange

Orange you glad you didn't buy banana?

Oh, the dollar store.  How kind of you to sell me four cans of Shasta Orange for $1.  This could be acid, but I only paid 25 cents for it… so who cares?!  The bright orange can tells me that Shasta Orange also has Vitamin C in it.  I’d pay 25 cents for some Vitamin C in my life, who wouldn’t?  People with scurvy that’s who.

Shasta Orange is chock full of chemicals and (as mentioned prior) has 15% of the Vitamin C you need in it.  Who cares? I cost me a quarter!

You know how when you open a can you hear the “hiss” of the carbonation escaping the can?  That didn’t happen when I opened it.  That’s a little concerning for me, but the best buy date says I’ve got 8 more months before my concerns should become reality.

The scent of generic orange soda punches me in the nose.  It’s one of the few times I actually like to be punched in the nose.  I’ve said it before, but when it comes to Orange or Grape sodas I like the absolute cheapest variety around.  I want an overly flavored can of sugary nonsense that burns going down.  Let’s see if I got my wish.

Darn tootin’.  

Shasta Orange has a burning mouthfeel throughout the entirety of each sip.  From lips to tongue to uvula to throat there’s some sizzle in this soda.  Flavor wise the orange is actually closer to a natural orange taste than I expected it to be.  I wouldn’t ever get this confused with a real orange, but I felt that worth mentioning.

Looking at the nutrition label this only has 33 grams of sugar in it.  While that’s plenty to qualify it as a dessert, it’s still less than your normal colas and root beer.  This “lack” of sugar probably helps in Shasta’s creation of a somewhat realistic orange.  

The downside to Shasta Orange is that it seems a bit watery at times.  While this keeps the beverage from being overly syrupy it also detracts from the experience.  Kind of a danged if you do, danged if you don’t.  

Well there you have it, I was pleasantly surprised by my dollar store find of Shasta Orange.  Considering everything about it I can certainly suggest that you should buy multiples of it.  So go out to your local Dollar Tree and give it a go.

Verdict - Buy a Pack


This was purchased at Dollar Tree