The Good: Decent taste, Not overly carbonated.
The Bad: Not terribly nutritious, A little more pricy than most.
The Basics: Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda is delicious, if subtle, but worth trying!
Recently, I had my first experience with a flavored cream soda when I tried Virgil’s All Natural Black Cherry Cream Soda (reviewed here!) and I enjoyed it quite a bit. So, when I was at a Cracker Barrel (reviewed here!) recently, I decided it was time to try a different type. I picked up the Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda and was pretty pleased with it.
Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda is a premium soda that is sold in glass bottles from Motts, Inc.
Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda is a bottled soda that is both sold at grocery stores and restaurants like Cracker Barrel. Each 16 oz. glass bottle houses the light pale orange liquid. The bottles look good and while Stewart’s is a smaller company, they are big enough that their operation is completely professional.
The 16 oz. bottle represents two servings of Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda, but is very easy to drink down in a single sitting.
Ease Of Preparation
Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda is a liquid in a clear 16 oz. bottle. Preparation is as easy as opening the bottle by popping the bottle cap off and drinking the liquid inside. I recommend refrigerating the bottle first as its full flavor potential is reached by having it cool.
The aroma of the Orange 'N Cream is certainly dominated by the "cream" aspect of the soda. The citrus scent is a very distant afterscent and while it is noticeable, it is not at all strong. This beverage smells dramatically more of vanilla than it does of any fruit.
As for the taste, Stewart's Orange 'N Cream is interesting in that it tastes like orange, but the vanilla mutes out some of the most distinctive fruit aspects. So, while this is clearly flavored like oranges, there is no part of the flavor that is at all sour. Instead, it is sweet, like mandarin oranges, slathered in . . . that's the other thing about the soda, it is not overly sweet like a lot of vanilla products. So, the drink is cut on both the sweet and sour elements, but still tastes like a very true blending of orange and vanilla cream. The minimal carbonation also enhances both flavors, so there is no salty aspect to this beverage. This is a rare, thirst-quenching soda!
As a soda, one might expect this to have many unpronounceable ingredients. However, Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda is made primarily of carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, and natural and artificial flavors. There are no unpronounceable ingredients in this and Stewart’s seems committed to creating a uniquely-flavored beverage that is not as bad as other sodas!
Nutritionally, Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda is not enough to live off of, but it could be worse. In addition to being nondairy, Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda has a whopping 32 grams of sugar. With 130 calories per serving, there are 45 miligrams of sodium in this. Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda has no fat, nor any other nutrients.
Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda comes in a glass bottle and there is no clear expiration date on the bottle. There is a batch code printed on the bottom.
This drink is a light orange color, but if it gets on light fabrics it will certainly stain them. Consult a care guide for your clothes, though I suspect even light clothes will be able to wash the soda right out. As well, the drink wipes off surfaces easily with a cloth, assuming they are impermeable.
Stewart’s Orange ‘n Cream Soda is intriguing and is an actual thirst-quenching soda pop. Why wait until the next time you’re at Cracker Barrel to try some?
For other prepared beverages, please check out my reviews of:
The Simpsons Duff Energy Drink
Bolthouse Farms Protein Plus Mango Fruit Shake
Dole 100% Juice Orange Peach Mango
For other food and drink reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for a complete listing of all the foods I have reviewed!
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