I'm writing this review as I'm drinking a glass of tango cherry. It's got to be one of my all-time favourite drinks. I love everything cherry and I always give it a go along with fresh cherries as well. Tango also sell this in a few different flavours - orange, apple and more. Its not expensive to buy and stores tend to have it on offer on the larger bottles also available in small bottles and cans. People tend to think that drinks taste better in a can rather than a bottle? Some drinks I find this true. Either way bottled or canned I love this drink the same. It's so fruity and of course fizzy. When my parents go shopping they always get different fizzy pops like Fanta, Dr pepper, coca cola and as soon as they get this one I'm the first to grab it for a glass mmm. Good job Britvic delicious!!!
When it comes to tango my favourite flavour changes every other month, and at this time it's the yummy cherry tango. Of course with tango you many other flavours from orange, apple, black current and citrus. However when I go in to the shops it seems that the orange is most popular, as tango was originally just the orange flavour.
Now first thing is I have done a little research in to the history of tango. It was first sold in 1950, launched by Corona. It is now manufactured by Britvic, since 1987. Tango was the actual name of only the orange flavoured drink, other flavours had there own name. There have been many other flavours in the tango range other than the four I mentioned. However they have all been discontinued. Cherry tango has been around since 1998.
The packaging has seen many changes in its time. Though the design now is the logo, the word 'tango' and the colour. So cherry tango has a picture of a cherry surrounded by black with red writing around the can. The logo is black and white with flavour underneath. You get it in 330ml cans and little and big bottles.
The can states that there is 4% cherry juice from concentrate in the tango. It contains sugar an sweeteners, but no artificial colours. You can pick up a can for around 60-80p in most shops.
My opinion on cherry tango - I absolutely love it! You can really taste the cherry in the flavour compared to most cherry tasting pops. I always love a can on a break at work as its very very refreshing although its very morish. I recommend you give it a taste if you have never tried it!
As I've mentioned before when in my local 99p store I see all kinds of bargains and deals I just cant resist, one of them being a 4 pack of 330ml cans of tango, equivalent to 25p (ish) a can - wahey! So into my basket it went.
Tango is from the Britvic brand and so is a well known drinks manufacturer that I trust. The can is black with a red design like a splash that says Tango Cherry in bold letters with a picture of a cherry. Along the bottom of the can (at time of this review anyway as I'm aware packaging changes over time) it says "We pick pretty and tasty cherries. Then we mangle them." Lol!
Anyway so taste wise, to me this is essentially cherryade but with a much long laster and refreshing taste. Comparing it to cheaper brands of cherryade it does not go flat so easily and doesn't make me burp half as much! Meaning it not simply full of gas bubbles from being overly carbonated. It doesn't have an after taste which is something I get with cheaper brands of cherryade so this makes Cherry Tango far superior.
The can states it is a cherry soft drink with sugar and sweeteners and contains no artificial colours or flavourings(or any of those poncy ingredients like ginseng or elderflower). <---Literally those are Tango's words not mine haha! It contains 4% cherry juice from concentrate which is definitely more than cheaper brands so the flavour in this drink tastes more authentic and is thirst quenching.
Overall I love Cherry Tango and at a mere 25p a can it is in my budget to curb my fizzy drink fix (which I get from time to time!) And I take it to work as opposed to buying can drinks for double the price when on work on my lunch break. I would definitely recommend it to any cherryade fans so pop to your local 99p shop and see what you can find!
Britvic is the brand which makes all Tango products alongside many other well-known drinks such as Robinsons, J20, Pepsi Max, Lipton Ice Tea, 7UP and Mountain Dew. Britvic is a well-established household brand, with many drinks purchased in the UK being from a range of their products. Britvic Soft Drinks is one of the two leading branded soft drinks businesses in the UK, the first being the Coca-Cola brand. Britvic products can be found all over Europe but is primarily a British brand. The brand sell over 1.4 billion litres of soft drinks per year and are the largest supplier of branded still drinks (J20 and Robinsons) and the number 2 supplier of branded carbonates (Pepsi max, Tango, etc.)
The product can be purchased in a cans or bottles, with the cans holding 330ml or the bottles holding 500ml or 2litres. The product itself has the iconic Tango branding with a black and pink label or colouring on the can. The packaging is modern and catches your eye due to the highly contrasting colours; it certainly stands out on the shelf. The Tango products tend to have quirky quotes on to make the product fun and more appealing, on the can quotes such as "beware of the bite" and "we pick pretty and tasty cherries, then we mangle them" make them more appealing to men with the use of masculine verbs such as mangle and bite, yet the colours keep the product feminine, this is a great marketing ploy as it appeals to both genders, instead of singling one gender out. Both packaging types display the nutritional values of the product, ingredients list and contacts for the company should you find any problems with your purchase.
For a Cherry flavoured product it has the right consistency of flavour and does not have a completely artificial taste like so many cherry flavoured products on the market, it has the right amount of sweetness and is truly refreshing when served from the fridge, I wouldn't recommend drinking this product straight from the shelf as it does not have the same taste when warm, but this is the same with all carbonated drinks, they should be served chilled.
Each can of 330ml contain 36 kcals I think this is reasonable for a non-diet soft drink as this is only 2% of an adult's recommended daily intake. The sugar content is slightly high but this is expected of a non-diet carbonated drink, there is 7.9grams of sugar per can which is 9% of an adult's RDA. On the plus side there is 0% fat, 0% saturates and 0% salt in each can. The ingredients boast of the use of none artificial colourings or flavours. The cherry flavouring comes from cherry juice so therefore is an entirely natural flavouring unlike many products on the supermarket shelves.
~~Price (as of writing 09/07/12)~~
For a four pack of cans:
2 litre bottle:
Sainsbury's:£1.89 or 2 for £2.00
Asda: £1.88 or 2 for £2.50
~~Would I recommend this product?~~
Definitely, I would even go as far as to suggest trying it even if you don't normally like the typical cherryade drinks. I would suggest buying in multipacks of cans or in larger quantity bottles to get the most for your money.
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This drink is really fruity and refreshing.
I find the drink easy to consume. It tastes better when it's been chilled. When I buy the drink I like to chill it in the
fridge for an hour or so before drinking as it tastes much more refreshing that way. The drink doesn't taste awful when
it's warm but it's just better chilled as it hits the tastebuds faster. I tend to drink the drink in a glass as I don't
always like drinking drinks out of bottles and/ or cans.
The drink tastes pleasant. It has a pleasant fruity taste that tastes very tangy and refreshing. I drink the drink just as
it is but you can add slices of lemon and/ or lime to it if you wish - as an extra kick. After drinking this drink I feel
that my thirst has been quenched and my tastebuds have been satisfied. It does taste of Cherry, which is a lovely Cherry like taste that doesn't taste too artificial.
The drink is fizzy but it's not TOO fizzy. For me it contains just the right amount of fizz. The drink doesn't leave me
feeling bloated and/ or uncomfortable. Sometimes it can give me wind but that's only if I drink too much of the drink.
I drink the drink with or without food. Drinking the drink with food helps me to wash my food down, which is good. Plus the
drink freshens my breathe and takes away the taste of stale food.
I would recommend this drink. It's great value too and it's widely available to buy.
I am a lover of fizzy drinks. Although they aren't particularly good for us, the market for fizzy drinks is as strong as ever and Britvic Tango is one of the more popular carbonated drinks on the market. Tango Orange is clearly the most popular, but I do enjoy Britvic's Tango Cherry.
The packaging is typical of the Tango brand, a black background with the words 'Tango Cherry' on it. There is then a picture of the fruit in question - a cherry, in a deep purple colour behind these words. The packaging is very distinct and looks quite smart. I always recognise the packaging and although the Britvic Tango products are easy to spot, they are also easy to tell the flavours apart.
This drink is available in the typical variants. 6packs of 330ml cans are what I buy in this flavour but cherry, orange and apple varieties also all come in 2 litre bottles. The packs are priced at just £1, so at 25p a can I think the drink is great value for money.
Tango Cherry is a very fruity and tangy burst of cherryness! I love the flavour as it is very sweet and the flavour has plenty of punch. My tastebuds are treated to a real zest of flavour and the sweet cherry is almost like sherbet. I enjoy the drink either on its own or with ice. The price to pay for such a sweet and sugary drink is that it obviously isn't very healthy for you and so should be enjoyed in moderation. Each 330ml can contains 37 calories, 7.9g of sugar, 0g fat, 0g saturates and 0g of salt. The sugar content is always an issue with carbonated drinks and Tango Cherry is no exception. I do, however, think that this drink is a tasty treat and is worth it.
Overall I am happy to recommend Tango Cherry based on the taste and price. The fact that it is high in sugar goes against it, but carbonated drinks have high sugar levels. The cherry flavour isn't like anything else I have tasted before and brightens up my day.
Britvic does it again with another Tango to join their delightful range including apple, orange and the lesser know citrus flavors. Cherry tango is a delicious fizzy, obviously cherry flavored, soft drink.
I have tried many other cherry flavored soft drinks but none of them come close to the taste of cherry tango. There are many cherryades or fizzy cherry drinks on the market but to me they all tastes cheap, too fizzy and chemically made. Even 7up cherry doesn't cut the grade or meets the level set by cherry tango. What makes cherry tango stand out compared to it's competitors is that it tastes of actual cherries. It has a quality about it that no body else seems to be able to compete with. It also is a clearish pink colour unlike many cherryades that look a worringly fleuresant pink.
The drink usually comes in 330 ml cans single person bottles and 2 litre family bottles. Cams usually cost around 50 - 80 pence and 2 litre borked are usually around 2 pounds. They are certainly value for money.
Just last week I used cherry tango to create a twist on the strawberry daquiri along with copious amounts on gin and cherry tango. When served as a soft drink it is best served ice cold or in a glass with lots of ice. An annoyance for me is that my local shop keeps these on the shelf rather than refrigerated. So I bulk buy and get them straight in the fridge at home.
If you love the taste of cherry then this is the drink for you. Refreshing and delicious.
After having a party recently we seemed to accumulate lots of different bottles of half finished soft drinks that we wouldn't usually have purchased, one of these was Tango Cherry which was something I'd never tried before. This product was chilled before I tried it and it's 'best served chilled' anyway so I consumed it over some icecubes on one of the glorious hot days we've had recently.
This drink comes provided in a standard plastic bottle and 2 litres will set you back around £1.78 which seems to be the normal price now for most 2 litre Britvic produced drinks, talk about a price monopoly! The bottle is covered in a black label with pictures of purple looking cherries and all the usual nutritional information and that, it's nothing special and it doesn't particularly stand out to me compared to some other products available. The bottle can be recycled and the drink is a watered down cherry colour in appearance. When you open the bottle the fizz hits your nose straight away and there is a fairly sweet smell in the air instantly, but one that seems to be quite artificial also.
The drink itself is quite sour as soon as I drink some and it has quite a sharp bite to it, the taste is quite like cherries. The taste of cherries is definitely the prevalent taste of this drink and the fizz adds a little something extra to it when compared to a pure juice. I would say that this drink has a lot of bite to it, it's sour but it doesn't taste just like cherries, there is quite an artificially sweetened taste to it also. This drink holds its fizz well and despite being open for two or three days it's still fairly fizzy when opened. I would say that I wouldn't actually pay £1.78 for a bottle of this drink but would probably buy it again, mainly for my other half, if it was reduced down to £1 or less. This is not the sort of drink I'd usually buy and I do believe it was purchased for drinking with Vodka, probably to take away from the sharp taste of vodka with a sour taste that really gets your taste buds.
I do quite enjoy cherries but I have found that this drink just tastes a little too artificial to me and I've only been able to enjoy this for a few mouthfuls before finding the sour taste a little too overpowering and then the rest of the glass just goes to waste. I have tried this with a shot of vodka now and I must say it does provide a welcome change from the normal fizzy mixers and it does distract from the taste of vodka quite a lot.
Each 250ml serving contains 28 calories, 6g sugar, 0g fat, 0g saturates and 0g of salt, obviously everything is fantastic for this drink apart from the amount of sugar that it contains. I wouldn't make a habit out of drinking this like I would with Coca-Cola and the like, however, if you are looking for an alternative mixer to offer at a party then this is probably a good drink for you. There are frequent special offers on the Britvic products so look out for one of those if you are going to try this drink.
Well, I have a lot to say about this product, since I don't really usually drink Tango. (I am more of a Fanta kid) but it just happened to be that Tango had a half price offer on one day and my dad bought Tango cherry instead of the usual Fanta, and my first impression was great. I was delighted by this drink because it was so flavourful. I have now tried Tango Orange, Apple and the Cherry flavour but for taste the cherry flavour wins hand down. If you are a lover of cherries I think you would definitely like this drink because the cherry flavour is extremely strong, and does tease the taste buds.
The drink comes in a typical 330ml tin which is recyable and is easy to open. (just make sure you wait before you open it so the drink does not explode everywhere)
Each 330ml can contains 36 calories, 7.9g of sugar, 0g fat, 0g saturates and 0g of salt, so generally this is a very light drink which shouldn't impact on the tummy/waistline too much. The drink also provides 45kj/11 calories.
However, this drink does contain sugars and sweeteners containing aspartame which is quite bad for your health so this drink definitely needs to be drunk in light moderation if bought.
Whilst the flavour is very strong and definitely quenches your thirst, I have to admit that I did not like how the drink tasted so artificial. It is very obvious that this drink has a lot of sweeteners and so I do feel guilty when I drink this, which does put me off slightly. I reckon if you are health conscious and like to avoid sweet drinks then this drink is definitely one to avoid.
However if you are like myself and willing to ignore the healh concerns and give in to an amazingly tasteful and refreshing drink, then I definitely recommend it! It is a great alternative to Fanta in my opinion and probably one of the better tasting fizzy drinks I have ever had. It can be bought usually in multipacks of 6 in most food stores but also can be bought individually in snack shops/newsagents.
I am not sure about the actual price since my dad usually buys this but I know that it is not the cheapest, so if you are also cautious about costs it may be better to go for something a little cheaper.
I would love to give this drink a 5* simply for the taste but because of the artificialness of the product I will give it a 4*
Ahhhh slowly the heat of the sun is managing to penetrate through the clouds, on some days, you can look up and see nothing but blue!! This is now surely the beginning of the end of winter!!
So much so, that I have now started to ditch my hot cups of tea, for a more refrigerated cool beverage.
My flavour of the month thus far seems to be Cherry Tango. Tango is well known for its traditional orange fizzy juice, and over the years, they have branched out, with different flavours and even the controversial Tango With Added Tango flavour. They`ve done sparkling and still, but it is the cherry that I keep on buying!
I'm 31 and the only way i can describe it, is its like having every childhood cherry-esque product (from cherry bombs, to cherry slush puppies, to panda cherry etc) explode in your mouth.
Its fair to say this tastes exactly how you would expect it too without it being too sickly. If you are a fan of the Cherry Colas, Cherry 7ups and other cherry juices, I'd give this a try. Tango has been a staple of mine for many years and I think aside from the ever popular Orange, this is aa winner!!
You can get this in cans, in multi packs and in Bottles, which ever ones you do go for, I strongly recommend whacking them in the fridge first for that crisp cold taste.
And here's a cooking tip i will share (I have about 12 years professional cooking under my belt). If you want to try something different with duck pour some of this over it whilst roasting, and baste regularly, it will give you a mild cherry glaze of course season with salt and pepper too :)
I bought a 2 litre bottle of cherry tango for a barbeque we were meant to have a few weeks ago but as usual, it got rained off so I got to drink the bottle myself. I paid 79p for it in my local discount store. You can also buy it in cans.
The bottle is clear with a black label with tango cherry written in black with a white border on top of a drawing of a cherry. The label has "we pick tasty, pretty cherries. Then we mangle them" written on it along with "beware of the bite" alongside a pictue of a man trap. The drink is described as cherry soft drink with sugar and sweeteners. It contains no artificial colours or flavours.
The drink itself is a pinky red colour and a suggested serving is 250ml. That size serving will give you 28 Kcals (1% of your recommended daily allowance), 6g of sugar (7% of your RDA), 0g of fat, 0g of saturates and 0g of sodium.
I don't drink fizzy drinks very often but I do have a soft spot for cherryade. I usually find it quite fake tasting though. I didn't have that problem with Cherry Tango though. The drink tasted of cherries and was really fizzy. It had a lovely flavour and there was no nasty after taste which was a bonus. I had the bottle of drink at the stables and found it really refreshing after a long ride or hard lesson. I had the bottle at the yard for over 2 weeks, it had lost its fizz by this point (it was still reasonably fizzy after a week though) but it still tasted lovely. I found this drink more refreshing than a glass of squash even though it is not as good for you. I also didn't get any adverse reactions from this drink where as Asda's own cheap cherryade makes me really hyper. I will definitely be buying this drink again.
I spotted the tango cherry drink one night and being a fan of tango in general, and cherry flavored drinks I thought I'd give it a go.
I did indeed love the drink, it has a full cherry flavor and does soothes thirst. It's quite an addictive tasting drink when you first try it too though.
The aftertaste can be a little bit sickly if you're not feeling too great though, and the drink has a tendency to fizz up and go literally everywhere. It takes me about a minute or so of turning the lid back and forth to finally open it without it spraying everywhere which is incredibly irritating.
Also, try not to spill it on anything because, it is a dark red colour and it does stain if it touches anything.
It is a nice drink with a cheery looking label, with "Cheaper than Chips!" written on it along with "We pick tasty, pretty cherries. Then we mangle them." which does always make me laugh! It's only 65p in most shops at the minute, and for a 500ml bottle of quite tasty stuff, I think it's a bargain.