Newest Review: ... taste. Although I prefer my fizzy drinks to be VERY fizzy, I cannot say that Orangina is one of the fizziest carbonated drinks I have... more
Member Name: taramorg23
Advantages: Very refreshing!
Disadvantages: Can be difficult to find!
I had forgotten how much I love Orangina until I noticed that it was constantly on offer in my local Lidl, 9 cans for £2.50.
Orangina is available in large 2 litre bottles, cans and glass bottles although I haven't seen a glass bottle for years. The cans are blue in colour with a an orange on the front. The drink is made from orange, lemon, mandarin and grapefruit juice, in fact this contributes to 12% of the contents of all sizes of Orangina. Before you open the can you need to shake it, this is because there are bits of oranges which tend to settle at the bottom of the can. The drink is only lightly carbonated so unlike other fizzy drinks it doesn't overfizz after shaking so you can open the can straight away.
The drink itself is orange in colour but not an artificial orange like Fanta or Tango. It looks natural like orange juice with fizz. The drink itself is really refreshing and nice served cold on a hot day. The drink has a nice zing to it too as it contains real orange zest which makes the flavour more intense. I like the little bits of orange inside the can, it's no good though if you don't like orange juice with bits in it. The drink is really sweet though and it does contain 42 calories per 100ml.
It is also free of artificial colours, flavours and sweetners.
I would recommend Orangina over other soft drinks, I don't often drink fizzy drinks because of all the bad things in them and the fact that they never quench my thirst, however Orangina is one that does both!
Summary: A slightly fizzy OJ