It's day two of the first stage of the World Carbonating Bottle of Soda 2016.
If you don't know what this is, read the post from last weekend where I explain more. In today's post, the rest of the group of 16 will go up against each other. We saw Highland Fizz, Lemon and Lime, Red Apple and Dr. Pete make it to the quarter finals. Let's see who will join them.
Game 5 Pineapple and Grapefruit .vs. Elderflower
Let's cut to the chase. Pineapple and Grapefruit is in the 'Zeros' range. It has no sugar. It tastes like the worst Diet Lilt rip-off you would find in a supermarket's own brand label. It is that bad. I'm not too keen on Elderflower, but it's a billion times better than its opponent.
Game 6 Passion Fruit and Mango .vs. Peach and Mandarin
I like both flavours. It's a toss-up. The only way I can settle this is to work out which flavour I have drank the most of. It's actually quite a coincidence that these two flavours were matched up as they're slightly similar.
Winner: Passion Fruit and Mango
Game 7 Del Monte Orange .vs. Pink Grapefruit
Wow. What a hard one to choose. The Del Monte Orange drink tastes sort of like Florida Orange and is lovely. The bittersweet taste of Pink Grapefruit is very nice as well. I have used up both bottles of these drinks just to highlight just how much I enjoyed them. With that said, I have reordered one of these flavours after running out. Because of this, it gets the slight edge.
Winner: Pink Grapefruit
Game 8 Cola and Orange .vs. Cherry
The Cola and Orange flavour is another I imported from Germany. It brought back some fond memories (or maybe I am simply over-thinking it) of a drink I had in Malta. It's Malta's most popular soft drink and it's called Kinnie. It sort of has a Kinnie flavour to it. I really must try Kinnie to see if I am right or whether nostalgia has taken over my taste buds incorrectly.
The Cherry flavour is another in the 'Waters' range. It tastes okay but not as good as its opponent. Plus, regular cola and regular orange didn't make it to the quarters. This flavour will represent them as a duo next weekend!
Winner: Cola and Orange
And there you have it. The next round is set. Here are the matches for August 13th and 14th.
Highland Fizz .vs. Lemon and Lime
Red Apple .vs. Dr. Pete
Elderflower .vs. Passionfruit and Mango
Pink Grapefruit .vs. Cola and Orange