Cutting right to the chase, today’s offering that’s up on the ice block is C&C Orange. Ah, orange soda. So simple. So easily figured out. So delicious. There are rarely any twists and turns when dealing with orange. Sure some might be fizzier, some might be fruitier, some might be tart…er, but the underlying flavor is always orange. It’s a familiar taste that most anyone can gauge. C&C Orange will hopefully be stacked within column “B” instead of column “A”. “A” is for awful and “B” is for best, right? That’s why you have all of column “B” and only some of column “A”. I’d have to consult my VHS copy of Aladdin to double check, so I’ll just assume I’m correct and that I didn’t just make up an extra lyric to “Friend Like Me.” I think that’s enough loose references for the first paragraph. Let’s just drink, shall we?
From the smell of things I’d say C&C Orange is going to stab me in the mouth with orange flavor. The scent is chock full of citrus which blasts my olfactory glands sending signals to my mouth that it’s about to enjoy a tasty orange treat. I promise you this, olfactory glands. If you so much as lie to me this time I’m going to cause you pain. I’m going to inhale my cat rendering you useless for the next week.
OK, so I wasn’t stabbed in the mouth with orange flavor, but I wasn’t betrayed so much by my olfactory glands (the most you’ve seen this word typed in a non-medical article) that I feel it necessary to murder them. The orange flavor that greeted me was about a 7 on the strength scale, but could be improved with a touch more carbonation. The bubble level present is higher than what you would find in many other sodas, although I personally feel that a good orange soda needs almost a caustic feel on the back of my throat. My reasoning for this is that if you don’t commit to the bite that an orange naturally gives you then the soda can taste like orange sugar water. Thankfully C&C Orange’s fizz is strong enough to differentiate it from said sugar water; I just think it could be increased for the better. The orange flavoring is fairly standard among orange sodas; there’s not really a “natural orange” taste, but it’s not so sweet that I would label it as candy in a bottle. Overall I’m not wowed by C&C Orange, but at the very least I can say it’s comparable to Orange Crush.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
This beverage supplied to us by C&C
Orange you glad I didn't say banana confused me for 28 years until Twist explained it.