Thursday, 3 September 2009

San Pellegrino L'Aranciata Dolce

San Pellegrino L'Aranciata DolceMade by: San Pellegrino SpA

Origin: Italy

Imported into the UK: Nestle Waters UK Ltd

This variant from the San Pellegrino stable is produced for the Italian market. An impressive deep pink in colour, it is lightly sparkling, with the colour fading to a salmon pink at the edge of the glass.

The nose opens with a scent of fresh navel oranges. The addition of 'squeezed' orange peel adds a few drops of zest. There is a tangy quailty here, with a combination of sweet (ripe) and sour or potentially bitter notes, that's altogether mouthwatering.

The palate is lighter and softer however, following the nose with a flavour of sweet, fresh navel oranges. This then develops in a candied strawberry direction (think of soft 'Chewit' sweets). There is a drop of lemony sherbet to add a gentle tang, before a short, clean finish.

Packaging claims: New with +30% more orange juice, no preservatives

Ingredients: Water, orange juice (15.6%), sugar, carbon dioxide, flavourings, acidity regulator: citric acid, antioxidant: L-ascorbic acid, colourings: E110, E122

Price: Should be about £0.70 for a 330ml can, from specialist retailers

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, a friend is in London and I've asked him to find me some Dolce while there. He says he's checked M&S, Waitrose and Tesco with no luck. Any idea where he might find it? Thanks much, you can email me at

    Great site by the way, fantastic idea.