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Fentimans Victorian Lemonade Review

Brand: Fentimans
Flavor: Lemonade
Sweetener: Sugar
Size: 9.3 ounce bottle
Purchased At: Liberty Heights Fresh
Similar To: Jelly Belly Lemon Drop

The thing that I’ve loved about other flavors of Fentimans that I’ve tried is that they always have a strong, bold flavor. The Victorian Lemonade variety is no different. The soda is flavored with real lemon juice and it helps make this one of the most authentically flavored lemon sodas I’ve ever had. The soda is sour and sweet and very lightly carbonated. It finishes off slightly bitter, similar to other flavors of Fentimans. After trying a lot of sodas that have wild flavors printed on the bottle and then being slightly disappointed at how bland they actually taste, Fentimans Victorian Lemonade is both refreshing and delicious. Like all other Fentimans flavors, this one comes in a 9.3-ounce distinctly shaped glass bottle. The yellow and blue color scheme looks nice and the soda’s creamy yellow color is exactly what you would expect from a lemonade. I wish the carbonation packed a little bit more of a punch here, but I think the light carbonation is deliberately done in order to help the natural flavors stand out more. This is definitely one I want to try again.

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Nesbitt’s Honey Lemonade Review

Nesbitts Honey Lemonade

Brand: Nesbitt’s
Flavor: Honey Lemonade
Sweetener: High Fructose Corn Syrup
Size: 12 oz Bottle
Cost: $1.99
Purchased At: Rocket Fizz
Flavor Notes: Weak lemonade, fake, no honey…

So here’s a consumer insight for the marketing folks out there – slap the word “honey” on just about any soda and I will buy your product (at least once). There were a few things that made me buy this “drink” – I can’t call it a soda as you’ll soon find out. First, it was a hot day and lemonade sounded pretty good. Second, this is the only “honey” lemonade I have seen. Third, there was something about the label that drew me in – maybe it was the long, descriptive title “Nesbitt’s California Honey Lemonade Flavored Drink”. Lastly, I liked the graphics on the bottle of a bee character, honey pot, and lemon. I had high hopes for this one. The first thing I noticed about this beverage was that it was smooth/easy to drink; but not in a good way, in a “there is something off about this but I don’t know what it is…” way. It literally took me a few sips to figure it out. This beverage or drink is not carbonated. It’s not a soda. I hadn’t even considered that, I assumed that because it was in a glass bottle that it surely was a soda and carbonated. It was at this point that everything went downhill for me and this drink. I checked the label and started putting things together – this isn’t the nice sparkling lemonade sweetened with mellow and smooth honey that I thought it was going to be. No, this is a “Flavored Drink” – like a grape drink or Kool-Aid or something. In terms of taste and texture this drink is quite bad. There is a fake lemonade flavor (although the ingredients say there is some natural flavoring) and you really don’t get much of a honey flavor at all which is a real disappointment. Nesbitt’s Honey Lemonade tastes like those little flavored drink bottles you can buy in assorted colors. Needless to say I was pretty disappointed and can’t recommend this drink to anyone. I still do like the bottle though, for what that is worth.

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