April 21, 2006
This soda is shockingly refreshing, or so the packaging says…Is it refreshing? Yeah, I suppose. Shockingly refreshing? C’mon, let’s be real here. I expect a cold soda to refresh me, and this soda does, but it’s nowhere near a shock, but you know what is a bit? The packaging. 7-up over here in Ireland (UK also) where found this soda still use that old favorite 7-up mascot. No, not the Cool Spot, but good guess…It’s that really cool looking lanky white dude with Kid ‘N Play hair. Remember him? I hope so. Alls I can say is “this dude looks SHOCKED!” The packaging is okay; it’s less green and more white to suggest ice, so that’s all good, nothing special otherwise.
Taste wise, I quite like this. On first consumption, you get a nice lemon-lime flavor you expect from the 7-up brand, but the aftertaste is where the real surprise comes in. The aftertaste is almost minty. It’s a bit hard to describe really, but it does taste quite clean. It feels way less syrupy than regular 7-up and for that it gets a great deal credit for that. Overall, this is a good soda. I would drink it again, but maybe next time I’ll put it on ice! Ugh… 7-up/10