Wednesday, 8 July 2009


LiltMade by: Coca-Cola Co

Origin: UK

Lilt is a sparkling fruit flavoured drink that was launched in the UK in 1975. The original flavour was a combination of pineapple and grapefruit, and it was advertised as the drink 'with the totally tropical taste'.

This drink is a pale yellow colour, cloudy but translucent and with a deep yellow hue developing around the rim of the glass. It's highly carbonated with large, uneven bubbles.

Lilt has a rich, fruity nose that reflects its two main flavouring components. On the one hand, tinned pineapple juice; sweet, milky and rich. On the other, concentrated yellow grapefruit juice sharpens things up with citrus overtones. There is a peppery note where the two flavours meet in the middle.

By comparison the palate is light but adequately flavoured, again with the two contrasting flavours battling it out. The milky, tinned sweetness of the pineapple (almost coconutty) makes the early running, soon to be caught and overtaken by the sharp, zesty grapefruit.

The overall effect is balanced, as the acids counter the early sugar to refreshing effect. The carnival is soon over however as the drink ends in a short finish, leaving behind an odd salty, vaguely metallic taste (possibly a result of the three sweeteners).

Packaging claims: Totally tropical taste; this is a totally tropical tasting pineapple and grapefruit sparkling drink with sugar and sweeteners

Ingredients: Carbonated water, fruit juices from concentrates 5% (pineapple, grapefruit), sugar, citric acid, flavourings, antioxidant (ascorbic acid), sweeteners (acesulfame K, aspartame, sodium saccharin), preservative (E202), stabiliser (E412), colour (beta-carotene). Contains a source of phenylalanine

Price: Should be about £0.50-£0.60 for a 330ml can, widely available

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