25 July 2010

Fentimans Victorian Lemonade & Curiosity Cola {by @Nli10} (Waitrose)

I got these as a pair for my birthday from someone who knows that I like unusual foods, but I've found them since in Waitrose. I've had them before but I'm not sure where - either up north at University, or down in London in a posh cafe. They are both pretty good drinks and worth looking at in turn.

The lemonade was up first, chilled briefly in the freezer. The taste was stronger than I'd remembered and a lot more powerful than the 'home made lemonade' that you sometimes see in cafes. It's pretty sharp and really refreshing and fruity enough that you feel like it's contributing towards your 5-a-day.

The cola was the one I was looking forwards to most. Having avoided colas a child (we never really had them at home and I liked Tango & Fanta more when out) I'm loving discovering all the different varieties of this drink. The organic and speciality colas feel far more like the elixir that the drink was originally conceived as way back before Coke & Pepsi made it mass market. While this does have a proper cola bottle sweet taste to it there is a smoothness that means you could drink it in larger quantities. It also tastes brewed and is the perfect soft drink for pubs and cafes that want to sell soft drinks to grown-ups.

I liked these both so much that I added some to my next shopping trip - but that’s another story...
by Nli10


Anonymous said...

I love Fentimans Curiosity Cola. It's hard to find here the the United States, so I stock up whenever I see it.

cinabar said...

Apparently the USA Fentimans site http://www.drinkfentimans.com/ will soon be launching a zip code search to help people find their nearest stockist - so I hope that helps :-)

NLi10 said...

I added 3 bottles to this weeks order!