Sunday, August 28, 2011


     Think about this for a second. When is the last time you have ever woke up and said "I need some grapefruit juice. Better yet, I want a grapefruit soda." The drink is called Squirt and the man who had that idea was Mr. Herb Bishop. Onward then, to the review of Squirt soda.

     Squirt is a citrus-flavored soda that was invented in 1938 after experimenting with a similar citrus drink, Citrus Club. Bishop declared that Squirt was the "freshest, most exciting taste in the marketplace." Rightly so, because no one had seen a grapefruit flavored soda before. Ownership of Squirt has changed several times, but its current owner is Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Squirt also has an energy drink called Squirt Citrus Power which has twice the caffeine as a Mountain Dew. The Squirt I am reviewing has no caffeine.

     Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Squirt is that it contains juice, albeit less than 1%. It even contains concentrated grapefruit juice. When I crack the can and take a sniff, I am pleasantly greeted by a refreshing grapefruit smell. The smell is fresh and potent and lively. The first sip tastes like a freshly cut grapefruit. The carbonation level is just about perfect. It's fizzy enough to tickle your esophagus, but not strong enough to make your eyes water. The only drawback is that it does tend to give you cottonmouth. But really, that's a minor drawback. This is a drink that truly stands out above the rest.

     Verdict: 8 out of 10.

     As always comments are welcome.

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