Lemonade

Saranac Sparkling Lemonade (#19)

Overall Rating: 6.0 out of 10

Saranac  Utica, NY

Website:  https://www.saranac.com/

202 Calories (12oz) , Sugar 54g

  • Label and Bottle Appearance: Standard tall clear bottle with basic paper label. = 5.0

  • Color: Refreshing Lemon looking = 6.5

  • Taste: Over all surprising, great lemon taste  = 6.5

  • Experience: As mention, I was surprised and really enjoyed the lemon flavor.  = 6.0

  • Notable Ingredients: 54 grams of sugar says it all. Very sweet but a bit too much here

After trying many other Saranac beverages, at first I thought this would be a let down, but for sure this is their best that I have had so far. At first twist of cap, this soda provides a refreshing lemon scent and taste. This soda is overly sweetened, but it’s the sugar that really stabilizes the tart lemon providing an inviting drink. Again, this is a great product from Saranac so give it a try after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day.

Jones Berry Lemonade (#6)

Overall Rating: 4.37 out of 10

Jones Soda Company, Seattle, WA

Website:  www.jonessoda.com

190 Calories (12oz) , Sugar 47g

  • Label and Bottle Appearance: Jones standard tall clear bottle with typical photo. Twist off cap = 5.0

  • Color: Deep mystery blue = 6.0

  • Taste: Bubblegum-ish tart berry   = 3.5

  • Experience: Confusing on this one, reminds me of a science project  = 3.0

  • Notable Ingredients: Phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives), calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor.) (As I mention, it sounds like a science project)

I'm a big fan of Jones soda, but at the twist of the cap of the Berry Lemonade, I thought I was opening up a pack of Bubblicious bubble gum with a hint of cotton candy. Tasting this soda gave me that feeling as if this was a 7th grade science project and the student thru in every ingredient that was in his reach, including that pack of gum in his pocket. Maybe because I'm of an older generation, I just couldn't dig this flavor. Suggestion being have your child give it a try and get their take!

Stewart's Key Lime Soda (#3)

Overall Rating: 6.0 out of 10

Dr Pepper/Snapple

Website: http://www.drinkstewarts.com/

180 Calories (12oz) , Sugar 44g

  • Label and Bottle Appearance: Squat bottle and Stewarts classic label = 7.0

  • Color: super green = 7.0

  • Taste: Very artificial to come up with this taste  = 5.0

  • Experience: You got to be a Key Limer to enjoy this one  = 5.0

     A few weeks ago, we took a family vacation down to Key West. So what better place to purchase the Stewart's Fountain Classes Key Lime soda then in a key lime pie shop in Key West. It was a hot July day in Florida, so the Key Lime soda went down with no problem. My memories from that taste gave me the picture of some scientific mixture with a twist of lime to top it off. You either like or dislike the key lime taste, so for sure this drink is not for the dislikers. This soda as an ingredient that you have to look up "bromated vegetable oil?? Final take, you got to be a lover of key lime to like this one.