Category Archives: Bundaberg

Bundaberg Blood Orange Soda Review

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Brand: Bundaberg
Flavor: Blood Orange
Sweetener: Cane sugar
Size: 11.5 ounce bottle
Purchased At: Harmons
Similar To: Fentiman’s Orange and Seville Orange Jiggere

The second Bundaberg soda/sparkling drink up for review is the Blood Orange variety. The first thing I noticed about this one were the words “invert bottle before opening” printed on the front label. As I was directed, I inverted the bottle and took a look at the soda and noticed that little pulpy bits were slowly floating down through the drink. I took this as a good sign since it meant at least some of what I was about to drink really had come from actual fruit. I opened the bottle and unfortunately, the first sip didn’t really do much for me. It was pleasant enough but seemed to be lacking flavor. As I continued to drink the soda, I kept going through the process of my mouth anticipating a rush of strong, orange flavor but it never really came. Instead, I was left with a blood orange soda that tasted fine but doesn’t really do much to set itself apart as something I would want to drink again and again. This soda is merely average. It is made with real blood orange juice and cane sugar which are pluses, but overall, the soda’s fruity flavor is a little too tame and mild for me to consider this soda anything above average.

VintageSodas.com rating:
3star


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Bundaberg Lemon Lime & Bitters Review

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Brand: Bundaberg
Flavor: Lemon and Lime
Sweetener: Cane sugar
Size: 11.5 ounce bottle
Purchased At: Harmons
Similar To: Fentiman’s Victorian Lemonade

Bundaberg sodas (or flavored sparkling drinks, as the bottle says) are brewed and bottled in Queensland Australia. They produce a good number of different flavors of soda so I’m glad that I’ve been able to find them locally. The first one up for review is the Lemon Lime & Bitters soda. The eye-pleasing bottle advertises that this is made with the aromatic Bundaberg bitters. Upon first tasting the soda, I was pleasantly surprised by the crisp, authentic taste of lemon/lime that hit my tongue. The ingredients state that real lime and lemon juice (from concentrate), which would explain the nice, natural flavor. The soda finishes with a root-like flavor that reminded me of ginger or cinnamon. The bitters in the soda are made from tropical spices and gentian root which helps give this drink a distinctive flavor that separates it from other lemon lime sodas. Although summer is still a few months away, this is a drink I can definitely picture myself enjoying at a barbecue on a hot Saturday.

VintageSodas.com rating:
4star1


Posted in 4 stars, Bundaberg, Lemon Llime, Review | 1 Comment