Fentimans Mandarin and Seville Orange Jigger Review

Brand: Fentimans
Flavor: Mandarin and Seville Orange
Sweetener: Sugar
Size: 9.3 ounce bottle
Purchased At: Old 52
Similar To: None

Mandarin and Seville Orange Jigger (quite a mouthful) is another one of of Fentimans’ botanically brewed sodas. The soda is a bright orange-yellow color and a quick look at the ingredients reveals why–it is made with real mandarin juice concentrate as well as seville orange extracts. Unlike most sodas, you actually need to shake this one a little bit before drinking because the natural fruit bits tend to settle on the bottom of the bottle. My first taste of the jigger (I’m not sure why it’s called jigger since a jigger is a unit of measurement) revealed that the taste stays very true to the look: this is essentially an orange juice soda. Like Fentimans Curiosity Cola, this drink contains ginger and other herbal extracts. Unlike the cola, however, those ingredients are barely noticeable here. What is noticeable, though, are the satisfying mandarin and orange flavors. The carbonation is pretty mellow but still adds a nice zing to the soda which finishes with a very slight bitterness that one would expect when eating a real orange. Fentimans has done it again and created a very distinctive soda that is different but still manages to taste good.

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3 Responses to Fentimans Mandarin and Seville Orange Jigger Review

  1. steve says:

    Nice find, where did you find it? I’m looking for Fentimans soda to try out as well.

    • admin says:

      We purchased this one online from old52.com. If you can find it locally, definitely try to pick it up. Otherwise, buy it online so you can give it a shot!

  2. Fray says:

    You REALLY need to give this a shake before drinking, otherwise that first taste is bitter as all get out. Once it gets a bit frothy it’s an interesting drop.

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