Thursday, August 25, 2011

7 Up Retro

      It has been an astonishingly long amount of time since I have written a post on Soda Reviews, 3 months to be exact. During that time period I updated my other blog, Addicted 2 Energy. But enough nonsense, it's time to bring Soda Reviews back. I have decided to review every single soda I can get my hands on, including the industry leaders such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi. So, without further ado, let's check out the new 7up Retro.

     7up was introduced in 1929 under the name Lithiated Lemon. That's right, 7 Up originally contained Lithium. This doesn't surprise me, because it seems that a lot of sodas started out in life as medicine. 7 Up was marketed as "The Uncola" to differentiate itself from, you know, colas. The can design, although not taken into consideration because it's the liquid inside that matters, is certainly old school all the way. The only difference between Retro and Original is the sweetener. 7 Up Retro uses natural sugar, rather than High Fructose Corn Syrup. It contains no juice and is caffeine free as well. The sugar and calorie content are about average, with values of 39 and 140 respectively. Now, let's see how it tastes.

     After hearing a satisfying crack, I inhaled the drink's aromas. A delicious lemon and lime sent greeted my nostrils. When taking a sip, I immediately noticed the drink's strong carbonation and smooth flavor. Drinks without High Fructose Corn Syrup tend to be smoother and less syrupy. 7 Up Retro presents a refreshing lemon-lime flavor, and my only complaint so far is the burn of the carbonation, which masks the flavor at times.

     Verdict: 7.5 out of 10. While it is a good flavor, let's be honest here. It really is nothing too special.

     As always, comments are quite welcome and encouraged.

3 comments:

  1. cool site, hope you'll continue to review more. Do u guys get birch beer/pineapple crush in MI?

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  2. We get birch beer here in Michigan. I will continue to review as many sodas as possible.

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