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In his unending quest to plagiarise every single thing that stands as good and decent about the internet, Datazoid proudly ventures toward Chefelf's very own Extinct Beverage Museum. Besides, Datazoid is on a different continent. Datazoid has access to beverages Chefelf does not. Datazoid also speaks often in the third person, it seems. Anyhow. Fanfare ahoy!

Extinct Beverage Reviews

Beverage Title!

Schweppes Pink Lemonade


Tagline: "The Authentic Taste."
Manufacturer: Cadbury Schweppes, Pty, Ltd.
Website: Uh, I can't find one. Here's the site for Schweppes Sponsorship, and the site for Cadbury Chocolate, if they're any good to you.
Magical Contents: This drink contains nothing special.
Click here for information on these ingredients.
Medical Warnings: There are no medical warnings on this drink.
Volume: Bottle; 1.25L.
Daily Dosage: N/A.
Nutritional Info: Contains 46 calories per 100ml, or the same amount of energy as Red Bull.

Ingredient Graph for idiots Amount per 100ml
Energy 46cal
Carbohydrates 11.2g
Sugars 11.2g


Pink Lemonade:
Schweppes released "Traditional Pink Lemonade" some time around 1994. This isn't the same stuff, unfortunately, but it counts as exotic and thus gets a review. I searched Google Image Search pretty frantically, hoping to find a photograph of the original bottles TPL was sold in, but I've failed miserably. If anyone can get their hands on an image of the original packaging, or better yet, an actual bottle, please let me know.

Beverage Bottle, glass
It's pinker than the original version.

To the eye:
It tells no lies, indeed it is pink. It's also slightly milky.

Beverage closeup
Although it's not really this pink.

To the nose:
It smells kind of sickly sweet, actually. The strawberry component smells more like strawberry yoghurt.

To the mouth:
Pink lemonade, precisely. It tastes like Schweppes Traditional Lemonade (i.e. basically Solo or Lift) with a hint of strawberry. The only downside to this is that strawberry's earned itself a reputation as being a dairy flavouring, like chocolate. You see strawberry ice cream and strawberry milk, but rarely strawberry soft drinks or jellies. So there's a slight sensation of dairyness to it. Still, palatable in the extreme.

And a little while after:
The strawberry flavour takes on a slightly plastic taste after a while. It's nothing unusual, though.

Overall:
Schweppes has definitely changed the recipe at some point, as this stuff does not taste like the original "Traditional Pink Lemonade" they manufactured about ten years ago. To wit, this stuff is called simply "Pink Lemonade"; there's no tradition about it. The original was a much paler beverage, also, and tasted less manufactured.

One word summary*:
Dairyness.

* Like I said, plagiarising everything.






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