Posted by David | Posted in Delicious Organic | Posted on 09-02-2012
If you’ve tried blood orange soda in the past and weren’t impressed, I can totally understand you. Regular Italian blood orange soda sold on the shelves of most stores don’t have that flavor and sweetness of a good soda. However, this organic blood orange soda I first tried out in a store in California was quite amazing!
While this soda comes in various names in different stores, the original source is the Organic Italian Blood Orange Soda made by Galvanina from Italy.
This is pretty much my favorite fruit soda. It has an excellent burst of blood orange flavor and sweetness that is just delightful. When served to many friends around me, there was not one person who did not seem to like it and many asked where they could get it from.
I like to keep a good source of delicious organic products but keeping the supply for this soda came in a bit tricky.
So far, the stores I’ve found with this blood orange soda in the past are:
Safeway/Vons – O Organics Blood Orange Soda
A&P – Greenway Organic Blood Orange Soda
Costco – Galvanina Organic Blood Orange Soda
DeCicco’s – Galvanina Organic Blood Orange Soda (orginal packaging), $3.99
Our local A&Ps do not carry this anymore and I’ve heard that Costco discontinued them as well. (Why???)
Contacting Galvanina’s US distributor, I received notice that their products are sold in Safeway stores and also at Whole Foods under the 365 brand! I will definitely pick one up on my next visit to Whole Foods. [Update: Our local Whole Foods does not carry the 365 branded Blood Orange Soda, only a non-organic one that I avoided purchasing.]
Another secret I would like to mention is that the grapefruit flavor is equally awesome! It has the crisp, tinge and sweet flavor of a good grapefruit without the bitterness. If you like grapefruit soda, you should definitely give it a try! (note: the other flavors, such as pomegrenate and blueberry weren’t much satisfying)
I’m still searching for a place to buy the grapefruit flavor in New York. I’ll post it here when I find it!