Drink #2 out of 24 in the C&C collection I have chilling in my fridge. Today’s flavor, or flavors as it seems, is Orange Pineapple. Now these two flavors fill my mind with tropical fun and should play well together, given their sunny history. While I find the artwork on the bottle to be a little cluttered it does somewhat remind me of a tropical locale… maybe a dollar store in Hawai’i. The soda itself, HFCS and all, is a bright inviting orange color which is telling me to stop writing about the outside of the bottle and start writing about the inside. Onward!
I thought that the orange flavor would overpower and mask all that the pineapple could give, but if the scent is any kind of road map to what I’m about to experience then I’d say the flavors are represented 50/50. Wow, that last sentence was a doozy. Drinkin’ time!
Thankfully my nose did not lie to me. Both the orange and pineapple flavors are represented with each taste giving a pleasant smooth yet tart mouth feel. Of course the orange isn’t a natural orange flavor, but I wouldn’t call it “sugar water orange” either. The carbonation is lower than expected, but still gives C&C Orange Pineapple enough fizz to make it interesting. If I could single out each flavor (and maybe I will when I get to try C&C Orange and C&C Pineapple, but I seriously doubt they just mixed the two sodas and made this.) I would tell you that they are both slightly above average. After each sip my tongue’s memory bank has more orange in it than pineapple and is excited to try it as a standalone beverage. Will this beverage change your life to the point where all you’ll buy is C&C Orange Pineapple? I don’t know, but if it does maybe you should get an endorsement deal. As for me it sits as probably the only orange/pineapple beverage I’ve tasted and left me pleased.
Verdict – Buy a Pack!
This beverage supplied to us by C&C
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