Well, folks, I feel like my last few articles have been on the “meh!”/”bleh!” side and I hate to continue that trend but I would never lead you astray when it comes to my honest opinion of a product. So as we begin to wrap up our soda “Ten Soda” series I bring you 7Up Ten. A watered-down, sweetness-lacking, hardly-flavored beverage.
To be completely fair in the review I tried the soda not once but twice. The first bottle I bought I hardly had any sweetness to it. I know I’ve complained in previous articles that too much soda syrup makes me gag but this was the complete other extreme. The carbonation was a little funky too. The bubbles were fine the first few sips, but after about 10 minutes it seemed almost flat. Was this a product of intense Florida heat? Possibly. But I’ve never seemed to have this problem with any other sodas. After this epic failure I picked up another bottle next time I hit Winn-Dixie to give it a fair chance.
The second wasn’t a whole lot better than the first. It still lacked sweetness but the carbonation held up a bit better. Something was certainly lacking though and this time I realized that the whole time I was missing the lemon-lime flavor. In a regular full sugared brew of 7Up the flavors come through beautifully but they were a bit lost in 7-Up Ten.
All in all, I have to say I was disappointed. I expected more from the soda and it just didn’t deliver. Going to have to give it a “Bleh!”