Product Review: Chupa Chups Soft Drink (various flavours)

Chupa Chups Soft Drink (various flavours)

Chupa Chups is a band of lollipop and other confectionery produced by Perfetti Van Melle, an Italian company. Chupa Chups are sold in over 150 companies and in a variety of flavours. The brand was originally founded way back in 1958 by Enric Bernat, and it derives its name from the Spanish verb Chupar, which means ‘To Suck’. Also something I only learned a couple of days ago, and strangely enough unrelated to this review, the logo for Chupa Chups was designed in 2969 by the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Anyway, today I’ll be reviewing two drinks, released under the Chupa Chups confectionary range. 

Sparkling Chupa Chups (orange)Sparkling Chupa Chups (orange)
This is sweet, and refreshing with an almost creamy aftertaste, and a distinct note of citrus. It’s a very light and smooth drink that hits the palate just right. It’s also incredibly moreish, and tastes significantly better than the lollies that inspired the drink in the first place. 


Sparkling Chupa Chups (Pink)Sparkling Chupa Chups (Pink)
This product is as smooth and creamy as the orange version, in fact even more so, and it’s just a little tart, which offsets the flavour perfectly. I could easily see myself drinking this one regularly, it’s certainly more than a novelty drink, I will say this tastes far more like strawberries (and by extension the original product) than the orange version tastes like orange.


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