INSTAGRAM MADE ME DO IT: RANKING THE FLAVORS OF OLIPOP

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It’s been quite some time since I drank regular pop or soda, whichever term you like best. For a while I drank the regular stuff with sugar and then went through a period of drinking diet pop for quite some time, something many say is worse than the “real” stuff. Either way, it was too much. Outside of ordering a fountain drink now and then when I place the equally rare takeout order from a favorite burger place, I still don’t drink it. Many would saw what I do drink is just as bad, but as of yet, I haven’t been able to give up all sugar-y drinks with carbonation. One of the latest things to fall into the carbonated drink hype is Olipop. And I’m here to talk about it and how Instagram made me try Olipop. ranking the flavors of olipop

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The brand which markets itself as the “healthy” pop alternative and also something good for the digestion comes in a decent selection of flavors. Their website brands themselves as a “new kind of soda” with other taglines (under their “story” page) like “healthy meets delicious.” Part of their branding also says their product is “a thoughtfully crafted tonic that found its taste in wholesome, hardworking ingredients instead of spoonfuls of sugar.”

I do believe I first learned about the product from Instagram. Because everyone from influencers to a pop culture show I watch were talking about this. This led me to, after noticing it at my Walmart, take a look at the product. I consider myself a relatively healthy eater. I have raw carrots, I eat vegetables from lima beans to cauliflower, and I also eat plenty of blueberries and oranges. As such, I’ve also tried more than one “healthy” alternative product. Some have been quite good. Others have failed. When I saw ingredients like chicory root and calendula flower, I was out. But Instagram persisted and kept showing me things. So I then had to pick up a couple of cans the next time I was at the store. That was months ago. My refrigerator is currently well stocked with Orange Olipop’s.

Today we’re going to go through what I’ve tried and which I think rank as the best flavors of the soda.


RANKING THE FLAVORS OF OLIPOP

going from least to most favorite


CREAM SODA

This one is a BIG no. It’s also the only one I’ve tried that has been gross to me. I should have read the description prior to purchasing the product since it reads that this one is like marshmallow fluff. About the only way I enjoy marshmallows is on a seasonal s’more. The taste is far too sweet and leaves a taste that I couldn’t quite shake.

STRAWBERRY CREAM

This one isn’t bad. But it isn’t memorable. I think it was maybe the first one I tried and while I liked it well enough to try another one, it isn’t a flavor I’ve repeat bought.

CHERRY VANILLA

Again, much like strawberry, I did think I’d enjoy this more. It just doesn’t live up to what I thought.

TROPICAL PUNCH

I need to try this one again actually. I liked it fine but it wasn’t what I expected. The expectation was it’d be more like the traditional kind of fruit punch drink or juice. This isn’t that.

VINTAGE SODA

This one isn’t a normal soda if you’re hardcore addict. But for me it gives me that flavor and taste and that’s all I need for a once in a while cola taste.

CHERRY COLA

Likely created to compete with the cherry cola’s from other brands, my mom and I both thought this one was good. Can you taste differences? Sure. But it’s still a tasty drink.

CLASSIC ROOT BEER

Again, like any of these, they aren’t exact replicas of their sugar-y counterparts. But I didn’t expect them to be. This one is a great alternative for me, someone who just enjoys a root beer now and then. I’ve probably had more root beers in the last eight to ten weeks than I had for the prior five years before.  

ORANGE SQUEEZE

Pretty sure this was the second flavor I tried. It’s good. The description reads that it has a “hint of lemon” to help give the soda a “bright twist” and I think that’s a pretty fair description.

CLASSIC GRAPE

Surprisingly, this is my favorite. It has a good grape flavor and is just something that always is “refreshing” to drink. In fact, I wanted one the other day, and alas, we had none in the fridge. It’s perhaps the one I reach for most.

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If you haven’t tried this, I’d recommend checking Target, your local grocery store or Walmart to try them individually. If you are a fan already, you can buy cases on places like Amazon. This includes the Vintage Soda and Root Beer; Orange Squeeze, and Classic Grape. Or there’s a six pack with a variety.

Have you tried Olipop? Which ones did you like? OR did you loathe them? What things has Instagram “made” you try? Which Olipop flavors do I need to try yet (because I know there’s one I want to have yet)? Comment all of the things in the comment section. Let’s talk.

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About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

2 comments

  1. How fun. :) I’m head over heels for Olipop; Classic Grape is my favorite as well, but unlike you, Cream Soda is a close second.

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