Just A Kiss - Bubble Up
The tag on the green glass bottle conatining Bubble Up reads, "kiss of lemon - kiss of lime" and that's just what you get, a kiss of lemon and lime flavour. Bubble Up is another Monarch beverage licensed out to the folks at Real Soda. Unlike many drinks on the market, Bubble Up has been around for a long time. It pre-dates 7Up by a few years and proudly shows its age on the bottle, "Since 1921". That kind of longetvity deserves recognition, especially since Bubble Up has not succumbed to the HFCS usage that plagues so much of the industry. They make good use of Cane Sugar and take the time to say so on the bottle.
Bubble Up is refreshing and eminently consumable. It has a nice, clean taste with a citric acid bite that is enhanced by the carbonation. You can smell the lemon/lime scent when you open the bottle and the flavour is light, relying on the citric acid to carry the ball. What aftertaste there is is a clean, lemon/lime taste and there is no cloying sweetness to be found anywhere in this Soda.
Bubble Up is a true original and stands out as a winner in the citrus Soda category. I'd buy this again any day of the week, if it were available in my area.
Flavor Derived From Lemon and Lime Oils
Calories: 160 per bottle (as if we care!)
Bubble Up gets an 8/10
Bubble Up, Soda, Real Soda