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Although I do not drink tea and coffee I do try and limit the number of soft drinks that I consume especially ones that are high in sugar content. But every so often I will get a craving for a full sugar fizzy drink and my last craving resulted in a purchase of Orange Tango which is a Orange flavoured soft drink manufactured by Britvic.
I purchased the Orange Tango as part of a lunch time meal deal from Tesco where I was able to buy a sandwich, drink and snack for £3.00 but if purchased separately the drink retailed at £1.25 for a 500ml bottle. The Orange Tango is also available to purchase in cans and larger sharing bottles.
The drink is packaged in a clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the orange coloured fizzy drink inside. The bottle has a Black screw top cap and a Black label which wraps around the centre of the bottle which displays all of the product information. On the front of the label there is an image of an exploding orange and a statement which says 'we win taste contests not beauty contests'. On the back of the label you can find more detailed product information including ingredients listings, nutritional information and a statement which states that the drink contains 'no artificial colours or flavour (or any of those poncy ingredients like ginseng or elderflower)' which did make me giggle a little.
As previously stated this drink does contain sugar and quite a high amount so is quite high in calories. A 250ml serving which is half of the bottle I purchased contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 48
Sugar - 11g
Fat - Trace
Saturates - 0g
Salt - 0g
The drink itself is quite a bright Orange colour but does not look artificial as some soft drinks do which I find is quite off putting. When you open the bottle you can hear the 'fizz' and I found that there was a good amount of bubbles in the drink and even after opening and closing the bottle a few times it did still stay fizzy. As for the taste this drink has a good orange flavour that isn't too sweet or sickly or for that matter too artificial. It is also fairly thirst quenching although if I was very thirsty I would opt for water but I tend to drink fizzy pop of more as a treat when I am craving something sweet than to relieve thirst.
Overall this is a really nice fizzy drink but one that I only drink occasionally due to the high sugar and therefore calorie content, it is also quite expensive as it is a branded drink but it tastes good and certainly satisfies my cravings when I want a fizzy drink.
Tango vs Fanta- the battle of the 2 biggest fruit drinks, fanta the goliath owned by coca cola, tango the home grown uk product owned by britvic. For sheer country pride I associate with tango more, and as a youth I don't think fanta really made much of an impact until their amazing 'icy lemon'.
Interestingly 'icy lemon' is a UK only flavour, so they understand that we like out beverages to be packed with taste, fanta orange on the other hand is a weak flavour, it is the same product they sell around the world, so to my lips I much prefer the stronger and more interesting taste of tango, which is I think a UK only (or at least majority is sold in the UK). The black can's with the coloured accents are also a lot nicer to look at and fit in with the whole 'You've been tangoed' vibe, with the design playing into the idea of a taste explosion- something which the adverts always play on- by comparison I can't remember a single fanta advert. Fanta is less fun to drink.
Tango orange is one of the better orange sodas, recommended, and try the apple flavour too.
I tend to drink a lot of fizzy drinks and my drink of choice is Diet Coke. However from time to time I do like to try other drinks especially in places where its not possible to get my referred drink and they sell Tango instead.
Tango Orange is obviously meant to resemble a kind of fizzy orange flavour although its quite difficult to actually describe the taste. While bubbly it isn't as fizzy as other drinks but it does stay bubbly for a while unlike other drinks which I find go flat very soon which completely ruins the taste for me. It tastes sweet but not too overpoweringly so, and you are left with a refreshing taste rather than a phlegm-y taste which I get which coke flavours especially as it feels as though my throat is lined.
Tango Orange is probably my favourite flavour but there are other flavours such as apple and cherry. One thing I quite like about the apple flavour in particular is that it goes well with other drink flavours and during Christmas time I do sometimes create Apple Tango cocktails which I think are like fruity cocktails but with a kick.
The can/bottle always features a picture of the fruit being exploded such as a splitting apple or squashed orange and I must admit it does make me want the drink more. Perhaps because it makes me feel parched and I am never let down when I open it up. A can costs around 70p which is standard of most canned drinks now but again (perhaps because its not as fizzy and more liquid fills the can itself) I have noticed the drink tends to last longer than others. A 2l bottle is usually £1.50-2 depending where you buy and is often cheaper than other brand fizzy drinks. My local Morrisons sells packs of Tango in packs of 4 for a £2 each which I think is an exceptional bargain and if I feel like it at the time I'm always sure to grab at least one pack.
Overall I really enjoy Tango and it tends to be a drink that people neither love nor hate (which is always good for parties where you aren't sure what people's preferences are). Its always refreshing and reasonably priced in the shops I've purchased it from and the taste is always of the same quality. It stays fresh and fizzy for longer than some other fizzy drinks and the flavour is still there even when its still. I would recommend this drink if you like fizzy drinks in both Orange and Apple flavour.
I love Tango. It's available to buy pretty much anywhere, although I usually opt for the multipack of six 330ml cans.
The drink is a fizzy orange flavoured drink. It can be bought in other flavours but I prefer this flavour, the original orange flavour. It tastes of GENUINE orange, it doesn't taste synthetic at all.
This drink has a real bite to it. It's really tangy and refreshing and it cools you down when you're hot. It's great drunk as it is. You don't really need to add anything to the drink as it's just perfect. It's a perfect fizzy drink and it contains no artificial colours or flavours. The orange is REAL orange and the colour of the drink is really funky too. It's bright orange! The orange colour can sometimes leave your tongue looking orange but it soon disappears!
The drink has a pleasant taste and it leaves you with a citrusy aftertaste after drinking. You can drink the drink with or without food, although I usually drink the drink on it's own as it can sometimes leave me feeling bloated if I consume it with food. I would recommend this drink though. It isn't too high in calories and it's a nice little treat. It also perks me up if I am flagging at work. Just the one can is enough to help me through the day. Plus the drink is cheap and widely available to buy.
I love Tango!
I'm not a big drinker of fizzy soft drinks, usually I just have the occasional drink of pop after a heavy night on the booze, to try and get some sugar back in my system!
There is a huge selection of fizzy pop drinks available in the shops today, and Tango always seems to be in there somewhere.
The Tango brand is produced by Britvic soft drinks. Tango was launched by Corona Soft Drinks in 1950, differentiated from regular Corona by the addition of real fruit. In 1958 the Beecham Group acquired Corona and in 1987 Britvic Soft Drinks acquired Beechams Soft Drinks interests which included Tango as well as Idris and Corona.
Today Tango is probably most famous for its successful and innovative marketing campaigns, including the 'You know when you've been Tango'd' adverts, with the orange, crazy looking guy with the big rubber hands!
The Tango range comprises a variety of fruity flavours: Orange, Apple, Cherry and new Citrus (a big favourite of mine). Citrus and Orange flavours are also available with no-added-sugar.
The orange Tango drink is a great tasting and very refreshing drink, available in 330ml cans, 500ml bottles, and 2 litre bottles. Unsurprisingly enough, these drinks work out better value when they are purchased in bulk, and so it does work out cheapest to buy the drink in the form of the 2 litre bottle, which works out at around £1:75 a bottle, but it is often on offer at 2 bottles for £2 or even better on a buy one get one free deal.
Appearance wise Orange Tango is a light (almost watered down looking) orange colour, and the bubbles can be seen rising rapidly throughout the liquid. The smell again is of oranges, and this is a nice sweet scent which fits in well with the flavour of the drink.
When drinking Orange Tango, the orange flavour is very tasty, and has a real sweet and zingy orangey taste to it. This drink in my opinion is at it's best when served ice cold in the summer. It is very refreshing indeed, and does also work quite well as a mixer with white spirits such as vodka and Gin
A 250 ml serving contains:
Sugar 11 g
This doesn't stack up too badly apart from the high sugar content which will be no good on the teeth.
The drink contains no artificial colours or flavours.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2012
Tango Orange is a carbonated Orange beverage. It is often sold in the 330 ml cans or 2 litre family size bottles. Recently I have seen them in the shop in King single person bottles which contain 600 ml (the average single person bottle is 500 ml). I have seen other sizes available and I know that they are available in KFC restaurants across the UK. It comes in other flavours other than orange including apple and cherry.
Tango Orange was probably most famous during its "You know when you've been tangoed" advertising campaign. In this people where often hit in the face with orange substances and therefore "tangoed"
The orange drink is very fizzy and very orangey. It is quite refreshing on a hot day. Saying this I believe it is not as tasty as its rival, Fanta orange. I find Tango Orange to be a little tangy and heavier than it rival Fanta. All in all I do enjoy a Tango but would choose a Fanta given the option
Having settled down with my son to watch the Santa Clause two this week we decided that we would have a few sweets and a drink of fizzy pop to go with the movie. This isn't something that we do all that often and as a rule my son doesn't have fizzy pop but as I had two cans of orange tango in the fridge I thought we would use those.
The can is black with bursts of orange on it where the Tango orange name is written through it in black. The can is simple really and states that they win taste contests not beauty contests and when you read in to this you are told that 57% of people when blindfolded prefer the taste of tango orange to other orange flavoured soft drinks. The product is manufactured by Britvic soft drinks and I notice that throughout the can there are quirky little comments such as when it gives us this information it also says "you got that?" and mentions that it contains no poncy ingredients such as elderflower or ginseng!
When I opened the can I had a sniff of the drink before tasting it and I have to say that it smelt sweet and orangey. Of course it is a kind of artificial orange smell but it is just like all of the other fizzy orange drinks out there as far as I am concerned and so I was not likely to mark the product down for this. The actual drink is a fizzy orange coloured liquid which has a very sweet and refreshing orange taste. The drink is very fizzy and so I find that I have to have small sips as I just can't take too many bubbles in my mouth! My son also likes to drink the drink slowly as it makes him burp otherwise!
I actually really enjoy the taste of tango orange. For some reason I do see it as a slightly inferior product to fanta orange but taste wise there is no difference as far as I am concerned so I am not sure why I have this belief. The product is refreshing and has a lovely taste, especially when drunk cold just from the fridge. I am not a huge drinker of fizzy drinks as I tend to op for squash more often but I have to say I do like tango orange and would recommend it too. You can pick up a can of this from most shops selling drinks for around 65p and it will also be available in multipack form in supermarkets.
In a 330ml can you have the following:
The drink, in comparison to many others on the market is much less sugary and so although it is still not a particularly healthy drink to have I think it is a good option for when you want a fizzy orange drink.
Thank you for reading my review!
I remember as a kid this was always my favorite beverage as i loved orange the fact it was a fizzy drink was a bonus too. The orange variety of Tango was the only orange flavored fizzy drink that was commonly found when i was growing up, or at least that was what i thought.
The tango orange is as obviously described a carbonated orange drink, it's not too fizzy which i believe to be somewhat a benefit as this means you don't have to wait for it to die down a little before you can actually start to drink it and the flavor i believe to be quite unique. Where other orange flavored drinks seem to taste less like orange and more sweetener based this one to me seems to taste as they intended it to, of actual orange. I personally find other than Fanta orange this is the only fizzy orange drink i like as a lot of the others don't even seem to taste of orange. One thing that i will note about Tango orange is that i do find that with the addition of ice the carbonation goes quite quickly leaving you with a flat drink however if drunk within about half an hour (the glass not bottle) then you will be alright. Tango is easily available at most stores from the corner to large supermarkets and in an array of sizes, from 330ml cans to 500/600/2000ml bottles. They are also often on promotion meaning if you purchase them at the right time you can get them quite cheaply.
First sold in the early 1950s, Tango is a carbonated fruit drink manufactured in the UK. Although there are a number of Tango flavours available, the orange variety is the original and arguably the most popular. I'm personally not a massive Tango fan, but will happily drink it when / if it's offered to me.
Price & Availability
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Tango is available from the majority of newsagents and supermarkets throughout the UK. In terms of the drink's cost, the 4 x 330ml multipack can be picked up for £1.87 from ASDA, which works out at just under 47p per can; the best value however, is Tesco's current offer, where you can buy the same amount of drink for only £1.
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From the perspective of flavour, is pleasant enough and has an inviting tangy aroma. The taste is very orangey, but it's a rather artificial and manufactured tasting orange which is far removed from the juice of the actual fruit. When I drink a lot of tango (and I find that this is also the case with Fanta) I begin to notice a slightly chalky taste which reminds me a little of baking powder / bicarbonate of soda - it's not an unpleasant taste, just a little odd. I feel that it's important to consume Tango when it's chilled, as the flavour is much more pleasant than when the drink is warm.
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The drink contains;
Carbonated Water, Orange Fruit from Concentrate (5%), Acids (Citric, Malic), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Sugar, Natural Flavouring, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Stabiliser (Pectin), Natural Colour (Carotenes), and Emulsifiers (Acacia Gum, Glycerol Esters of Wood Rosins).
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I usually have a coke when I fancy a soft drink, and therefore don't find myself buying Tango that often - I would much rather have a real orange juice. One of the problems for me is the fact that it's a little too sweet to be really refreshing - overall pleasant but not my favourite.
Nutritional Info per 100g
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I have been stocking up on drinks in the house lately as I hate going to the fridge and there never being anything good to drink. I love a fizzy orange drink more than anything and as much as I love Fanta, Tango seems to be on offer a lot more and it does have a really nice taste. Home Bargains also sell single cans of these for a really good price too which is worth it to buy a few of these. I have loved Tango for ages and although they have done a number of varieties of flavour, nothing beats the original orange.
The cans have a really bold and eye catching design on them as they are all black with the vibrant pictures of oranges all over them and then the distinct Tango logo on the front along with the flavour. It is a standard 330ml can and has all of the ingredient and nutritional facts on the side of the can. It is a nice design and does really stand out on the shelf as it is one of the only black can as most are bright but the contrast on this makes it stronger.
Tango orange is a very well known drink and one of the main things people like to know is how healthy is it for me? The drink has sugar and sweeteners but contains no artifical colours or flavours. They have based their facts on a normal 330ml can so it contains 63 calories (3%), 14g of sugar (16%), fat traces, saturates 0 and 0g of salt. The percentages are the amount of an adult's daly guideline amount that these take up based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Now, for the actual Tango Orange drink, to open the can it has that instant noise of fizz releasing. You don't really get a strong smell of orange until you put your nose right up to the can but it does smell faintly of sweet oranges. It is an orange coloured liquid, obviously but it is not as bright as some and looks a bit more natural. Once my can is out of the fridge, it looks really cold and the drink just gets a whole better flavour as it gives you that cold sharpness with a bit of fizz and orange at the same time which tastes great.
The drink is really thirst quenching and satisfying, it has just the right amount of fizz with a faintly sweet orange taste which is muted so that it isn't too overpowering. It is great to drink with meals or just in the garden on a hot summer day to cool you down and has a great flavour to it. I really do think this is one of the best orange fizzy drinks about at the minute and I couldn't say anything negative about it as it really does taste that good.
When opening a bottle of this and leaving it in the fridge, it does tend to go flat quite easily but that is why cans are better as you drink these right away so there shouldn't be any problems with them. The Tango drink should be tried by everyone if you haven't already as it is good value for money and a really good quality drink for the money.
Tango can be purchased in all supermarkets and shops but Home Bargains sell individual cans for 27p each which is the best I have seen at the moment. Asda are selling a pack of 4 cans for £1.87 which isn't the best or £1.79 for a 2L bottle or on promotion any 2 bottles for £2.50.
The official Tango website is http://www.tango.co.uk.
==THE DRINK THAT TIME FORGOT==
Back when I was a kid there was a campaign involving a big fat orange man and people being pranked, either by being slapped on the cheeks or other ways of them being 'Tangoed'. This was eventually banned as an advertising campaign as kids did this at school rupturing other kids facial muscles or hurting them. For me that marked the end of Tango as a serious brand, I recall it being everywhere before that, nowadays I do see it sometimes but it has largely been supplanted by the power of the American Fanta brand.
Tango orange is a carbonated Orange soft drink, it has had quite a few unsuccessful ad campaigns since then, including a diet tango campaign with the byline 'you need to drink this because you are weak' and the memorable 'Tango with added Tango', unfortunately as the words were placed in a manner with the first letters of each word corresponding on the can it was realised that the first four letters created a word which probably wasn't appropriate as a marketing campaign, read it back to yourself and you'll see what I mean.
The drink comes in a black can with a squashed orange logo and the words Tango, this is vaguely similar to the look I remember as a kid, so is reassuring in that sense.
Alongside Tangos ad failures, the taste of their orange drink could largely be dismissed in comparison to the sweeter and tastier Fanta, Tango orange has a slightly more industrial taste and a sourness which is off-putting, it has as many chemicals as Fanta so there is no health benefit from drinking it, but for me the taste isn't as nice as the smoother Fanta, Tango is too bubbly and this allied to the aforementioned hint of sourness don't work on their own, they may work as a mixer better than Fanta, but this is a drink generally bought on a whim, so therefore is slightly behind its competitor.
The ingredients of this drink read like a natural food lovers nightmare, they include, Carbonated Water, Orange Fruit from Concentrate (8%), Glucose-fructose Syrup, Sugar, Citric Acid, Flavouring, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Stabiliser (E1450), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Saccharin), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Fractionated Coconut Oil, and orange Colouring (Beta-carotene). There are 19 calories per 100ml of drink and 4.2g of sugar.
==PRICING AND AVAILABILITY==
A pack of six 330ml cans will set you back £2, whilst a 2 litre bottle is currently £1.79 in Tesco, you can also buy 600ml and 1 litre bottles in the range, and prices can vary. Tango is available from most good supermarkets and probably isn't available in as many local shops and newsagents as it used to be but should still be found in most fridge sections of these stores.
Overall I do feel this drink doesn't offer much more than the supermarkets own brand Orange soft drinks, it has a distinct taste, but I think the 2 litre bottle is far too expensive for what it is and you can find better quality for similar prices or similar quality for much cheaper. The tango brand seems to have got lost somewhere in the 90's and never recovered for me, I had one recently after a game of squash and didn't enjoy it much, it left me feeling gassy and uncomfortable and really wishing I'd had lucozade or water, I will revisit the Tango Apple drink though as I loved this as a kid but won't be returning to this 'old classic' in the near future.
I remember the advert which was stopped due to people hurting other people!
A big orange hand comes and slaps you round the face when you drink a sip of Tango!!
Luckily that does not happen when you do actually drink Tango and to be honest nothing really happens, Nothing at all.
This is a very boring drink and taste weak and uneventful!
Against things like Sprite and 7Up which have a full flavour and great taste, this is thin, tastless and rubbish!
It is a very bright orangy yellow so I do wonder what flavours and colours are in it. It doesnt taste of fresh orange but manufactured enumbers!
The taste is very strong and quite over powering so drinking it woith food is not very plesant. It also has a paint stripper flavour and after taste, not that I have tasted paint stripper!!
Not sure this goes down as the most natural and healthy drink and not something I would chose to buy if purchasing fizzy pop!
I do love my fizzy pop drinks and I am terrible in the fact that I have a few per day. I must say my favourite is coke and this is mainly because I have it most days with a few vodkas. I do however find myself veering towards a change when the hotter weather comes around and not only do I mix my soft drinks up by not having so much coke but I also mix my vodka with different more summary things.
For a single can which contains 330 ml you will look to pay around the 75p region now a days and I can remember them being in the 30 pence price range (which I am not sure if that makes me old or not!?!). The plastic bottles of the drink can be purchased but this is a lot more costly and in my view doesn't' taste as nice when drank from this and I always opt for a can.
The Orange Tango has been around for a good while and the memorable "You've been Tangoed" adverts are probably something every one still remembers. The black can and orange splat design of the can is the more classic design and the bottle looks a little different. They offer a light version of the drink which has a silver can and stands out as the diet version.
The drink itself is a carbonated soft drink which is filled with calories if you opt for the full sugar variety. The taste difference between diet and non-diet is really very noticeable and the full sugar one does taste a good deal nicer. The orange flavour of this drink is very strong and instantly noticeable as orange and it is packed full of bubbles and makes me terribly gassey.
I can't say I am a big fan of the flavour of Tango as it has a rather strong after taste which I find lingers in the mouth for a good deal after drinking. I feel that the orange taste is not a particularly sharp or bitter one but the weird after taste is a very fake tasting orange flavour that remind me slightly of a medicine.
The drink is not obviously one of my favourite because of this funny taste which doesn't' appeal to me at all. I find that the diet version is the same and the lack of sugar doesn't make it any better. I feel a score of 1 out of 5 for this drink is apt and I wouldn't recommend it at all. Stick to coke.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Tango is bursting with fruit. It's one of the few orange fizzy drinks where the fruit is very prominent and actually tastes like it should do! It's cheap too! You can very often find it in poundland on a great deal like 4 cans for a £1 or 2 bottles for the same price. It isn't as fizzy as it's main rival, fanta, either and this helps to make it much more satisfying as sometimes the sensation of too many bubbles in your throat can make for a weird one.
Tango is not your average drink though as some of the advertising campaigns would suggest. If you look at some of the things that they have come up with like, 'Tango turned me into a zombie' or 'too much tango made me think i was a ninja' you can see that this is not a standard drink. This is more. It's got a fantastic orangey taste and is cheap. What more could you ask for?
Tango for me is something I rarely drink, not for any particular reason I just don't think to buy it when I'm shopping.
On my lunch break I fancied a fruity drink so I went for this particularly as it was on special offer, I paid only £0.75 for a 600ml large bottle. The plastic bottled soft drinks by Britvic used to be in 500ml but they seem to have increased the quantity to 600ml so you get more for your money.
As fruit soft drinks go, this is actually quite nice. I seem to prefer this to Fanta not for any particular reason, it just seems to be more appealing to me.
Tango can be bought in a variety of flavours including orange, apple, cherry and citrus, personally I've not tried any flavour other than orange.
It is easily recognisable with the bold black wrapper contrasted with bright orange colours to represent the orange flavour of the drink, with Tango blasted through the colours.
Now for the taste test....the drink itself is quite sweet and sugary, easily recognisable as orange flavoured. It isn't bitter as some of the cheaper versions are. As it is carbonated the bubbles in the liquid fizz as you take a sip and continue to fizz in your mouth as you swallow. In comparison to Fanta it certainly tastes a lot sweeter and to me not as artificial. The flavour tastes a lot more like real oranges. It left a nice sweet fruity after taste for a little while too.
Nutritional values for a 250ml serving:
As you can see for a soft drink it is not as bad for you as some other leading brands containing sugar. Overall I really enjoyed this drink and felt quite refreshed and ready to face the afternoon at work!