Another of the three bags of sweets that made their way back across the France/Germany border with me… Orangina Pik from Haribo!
So I wasn’t in France for that long – just less than 24 hours, actually – but I managed to pick up a few addictions regardless.
Number One: The best, most amazing, melt in the mouth and dark chocolate filled Pain au Chocolat. A breakfast so good that I would go back to Strasbourg for that alone.
Number Two: Freshly made baguettes filled with proper, real, off the bone ham and mild cheese. Germany could learn a thing or two about sandwiches here!
Number Three: Orangina. It’s a delicious, fizzy orange drink that uses real fruit. It’s utterly fabulous and believe me, the Orange Fanta I had the day after in Germany? Doesn’t even compare.
When I saw this bag of Haribo in the French supermarket, there was no question it was coming with me.
The taste of the mythical drink Orangina and a shape with the effigy of the famous bottle. A stunning blend of red Orangina and yellow Orangina.
These are just so good!
Firstly, they’re not terribly tough to chew through – though they’re a gummy product, they’re not quite as firm as Goldbears.
Next? They’re lightly sour and developed in such a way that makes my brain say ‘fizzy’. That sourly fizzy sugar coating is magically good. (Am I just making word combinations up right now?)
And drumroll… Yes, they absolutely remind me of Orangina! The orange flavour is just spot on. It works so well with that fizzy sugar coating and gives a really decent gummy replication of the drink.
Naturally, the orange bottles are the original Orange flavour of Orangina. The darker red bottles echo the Red Orange variant, which I believe is a blood orange flavour. Consequently, the flavours between these two colours are highly similar – I’m not sure you’d know which was which in a blind taste test, but there is a subtle flavour difference.
Finally, the odd one out is the light pink bottle. It’s strawberry! Now I’ve never had Strawberryade, but if I was to have some I’d hope it tasted like this. It’s a light, gentle, strawberry flavour and whilst it doesn’t exactly scream “real fruit” at me, it’s also not an overwhelmingly fake chemical taste either. Either way, I like it.
I am also utterly amazed that Haribo in Germany isn’t this good. What do you suppose my chances of success are if I try to convince Mr. E3 to relocate to France?
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