I found a bottle of Tropicana Twister Soda Orange during a recent road trip Amy and I took. This beverage has pretty much disappeared from the Chicago area, probably due to poor sales.
It’s another installment in the questionable Tropicana Twister Soda line of drinks from Pepsi, including the previously reviewed Tropicana Twister Soda Citrus. The Orange flavor came first, which is sort of obvious given the “Tropicana” name. It was somewhat intended to fill the void left by the phase-out of Orange Slice. (Mountain Dew LiveWire doesn’t really count as a pure orange drink, I guess.)
The packaging has somewhat of a goofy logo, though I must admit that I really liked the contrasting orange/blue color scheme. It was somewhat… festive. The drink itself was nothing to write home about, surely not better than Orange Crush or Orange Slice… and nowhere near as good as the ethnic Fanta Pomarańczowa. It was better than Fanta Orange, however… then again, a dead rat tastes better than that vile drink.
The big claim to fame on the packaging was that Tropicana Twister Soda Orange contained 1% juice. Whoop Dee Do! It still tasted like McDonald’s orange drink (much like Vault did.) The aftertaste was pretty lame as well. Overall, not an impressive orange drink by any account.