Food 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 1969 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 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 Strawberry & Cream
The sparkling Strawberry & Cream drink is as smooth and creamy as its orange counterpart and in fact is even more so. It’s also a little tart, but this offsets the flavour perfectly, and results in something all the more satisfying. I could see myself drinking this one regularly, it’s certainly more than a novelty drink, I will say this tastes far more like strawberries than the orange one tastes like oranges. 

Sparkling Grape Flavour Chupa Chups DrinkSparkling Grape
The grape flavour isn’t overly pronounced, instead you get a crisp and refreshing taste upfront that blends into the distinct grape flavour which washes gently over the palate. It’s sweet but not overpowering, and the result is something very enjoyable.

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