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Restaurant News

The internet wants McDonald’s Hi-C back and Fanta gone

The decision by McDonald’s to replace Hi-C Orange soda with Fanta per a deal with Coca-Cola (originally reported back in April) has not gone well. Reddit predicted the mess McDonald’s is now to trying to advertise their way out of this with no fanfare.

Don’t companies have the ability to survey their customers and see if they want a change to the menu? Also, is it just me or has the flavor of Fanta soda gone into the toilet in recent years?

Just check the responses to this tweet and sponsored ad:

https://twitter.com/jodisamson_/status/892940405204975616

https://twitter.com/DJDaddi01/status/892338412103110656

RIP to McDonald’s mentions.

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Drinking Adventures

Jarritos Tour Part 1

Jarritos sodas all have a fresh taste to them, probably because of the bottle packaging of them. Each flavor has a slightly similar taste, but differs to actually taste like the fruit on the package. The soda has been around since 1950. Jarrito means jug and refers to the Mexican tradition of drinking from clay pottery jugs. What really makes the sweet taste better is the use of sugar cane instead of high fructose corn syrup (the main ingredient in most American soft drinks). It has been said that sugar is better for you than high fructose corn syrup.

The tamarind flavor was a little disappointing. It actually had a slightly bitter taste and I preferred many of the other sodas that I was sent. The mango flavor was superior in flavor, but the best flavor by far of any of the Jarritos sodas that I tried was their Pineapple (piña) flavor. The pineapple flavor was simply refreshing and truly was enjoyable down to the last sip.

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Drinking Adventures Food Holidays

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! This food blogger is finally on summer vacation so look for lots of updates to be coming soon. I thought that Cinco de Mayo would be the perfect day to blog about Jarritos sodas. I received a package from one of their social media consultants some time ago and had the privelege of trying every Jarritos flavor. I’ll be blogging about my impression of each soda. I also received a CD filled with music and a Jarritos t-shirt that I am wearing today in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

It was hard to decide which ones to drink with so many flavors to choose from. I have barely seen Jarritos sodas in Tampa, but in California you will find them just about everywhere, so naturally I was very excited to try these samples.

The design of the bottles themselves are pretty neat. They stay nice and cold and when you open the bottle cap the soda tastes fresh and crisp.

Here is the awesome t-shirt they sent me.

I’ll be blogging about my impressions of the flavors soon. I hope everyone has a fun and festive Cinco de Mayo! 🙂