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Sunkist Orange Soda

I’m not a big fan of orange soda, but I grabbed a Sunkist today. I don’t know why. It was an impulse buy I guess. It’s not exactly breaking the bank at 99¢ for a 20 oz. bottle, but now I’m stuck with an orange soda that I don’t really want. It has a sweet and tangy candied orange flavor that tastes just like every other orange soda out there, but Sunkist contains caffeine unlike other brands. Caffeine makes soda better. I’m reading the label and I’m not seeing any evidence that there are any actual oranges or orange juice in it. The label describes Sunkist as an Orange Soda flavored with other natural flavors. That’s kind of cryptic and vague, not to mention completely unappetizing. All this time I thought it was called orange soda because it tastes like oranges and has oranges in it… apparently it’s just describing the color of the beverage.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Teas’ Tea Plus Half and Half Green Tea with Grape

Teas’ Tea Plus Half and Half Green Tea with Grape is a green tea beverage with a little grape juice added. They need to shorten the name; it takes longer to say it than it does to drink it. It comes in a 16.9 ounce bottle and each bottle has 100 calories. It’s also caffeinated, which is always a plus. It’s not really “Half and Half” either. That implies it’s half iced tea and half lemonade. This is half green iced tea and half natural grape flavors with other natural flavors. Doesn’t that sound delicious? It’s a kind of healthy drink, it claims to be all natural, there’s not too much added sugar, but it’s nothing spectacular. It’s not bad, there’s just nothing impressive about it. The flavor is kind of dull. It’s a very bland fruit-tea combination. I wouldn’t recommend it, but I wouldn’t bash you if I saw you drinking it.

Critically Rated at 8/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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