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San Pellegrino Pompelmo

San Pellegrino doesn't only produce and market Italian mineral water. They also sell some interesting sodas. It is long time that I have seen the last time their traditional sodas like chinotto or San bitter. I kinda liked always the oddness - though also found, that they were kind off tough sells.

Since quite a while, you can find the orange, blood orange and lemonade sodas in the shelves in supermarkets across Dubai.
In a time, when most beverage producers use E number ingredients, as it would be a lost art, it is quite refreshing to see Pellegrino to avoid most artificial ingredients. They have also to use some preservatives - but other than that they are even using normal sugar instead of HFCS!

The flavor? Blood orange was until now my favorite... it doesn't really taste as fresh blood orange... But it also doesn't taste artificial. All three have also a pithy bitterness , which I quite like.

Today then I found a new one...

Pompelmo.

Truth has to be told: I miss read it the whole time to pomelo.
I tasted the first can, and found that it taste really like (yellow) grapefruit and not so much like pomelo...
Only on the second can I read, that it is apparently based on (16%!) grapefruit juice. My bad!

It is, as the whole line very good. Combining citrus-fruitiness and freshness- surprisingly this soda is not more bitter than its sister products.

Obviously the Paloma would come directly to my mind, as mixing application.
On the other hand, San Pellegrino sodas have a completely different balance, which might not make good drinks, without greater adjustments...

This has to be further researched...

Hence - stay tuned....

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