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Diane Mar 9th, 2001 10:33 AM

Orangina - what type of beverage is it?
 
Hello. <BR> <BR>Can anyone tell me what kind of beverage Orangina is, and if it is only available in France? <BR> <BR>Thanks in Advance for your help. <BR> <BR>Diane

Christine Mar 9th, 2001 10:38 AM

Finally, a question I can answer! <BR> <BR>Orangina is (I think) orange juice w/ some sort of bubbly water like soda water or seltzer water. It's delicious - very refreshing. <BR> <BR>If you live in the States, I've seen it at gourmet food stores. <BR> <BR>I guess that's kind of vague, but I hope that helps!

a Mar 9th, 2001 10:48 AM

seltzer + orange juice.

Rachel Mar 9th, 2001 10:49 AM

They sell it a Trader Joe's where I live (So. Cal.). My husband loves it.

Ed Mar 9th, 2001 11:09 AM

Think Nehi, if you're old enough. :-) <BR> <BR>Orange-flavored carbonated beverage. Popular across much of Europe. Non-caffein I think. And indeed limited availability in the US.

Karen Mar 9th, 2001 11:14 AM

It's one of those nasty drinks where half of it settles on the bottom. <BR> <BR>It's truly awful.

coco Mar 9th, 2001 11:17 AM

It's available in most grocery stores in NYC and I've seen it at Krogers, Snooks, Cub etc in Illinois as well. Often in orange and blue cans instead of the gourd shaped bottle.

diane Mar 9th, 2001 11:19 AM

Wow, you guys are fast. Thanks for your replies. I'm leaving for Paris tomorrow, and I just ran across this beverage name in an article about Paris. <BR> <BR>Merci!

StCirq Mar 9th, 2001 11:59 AM

Actually, I am pretty sure it's tangerine-based, not orange-based, or maybe a combination. Anyway, it's orange colored and carbonated, and it also comes now in France in Orangina Rouge, which is made with the juice of blodd oranges. I see Orangina all over the supermarkets here in the mid-Atlantic, but haven't come across Orangina Rouge yet.

Capo Mar 9th, 2001 12:21 PM

I found Oragina to be almost sickeningly sweet (and I LOVE sweet foods/beverages!) My favorite beverage -- besides wine & coffee, of course -- in France is Volvic's lemon-flavored mineral water.

Leslie Mar 9th, 2001 07:24 PM

OK, this is right off the bottle in my fridge: Contains: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, orange juice concentrate, pure orange pulp, tangerine juice concentrate, natural orange flavors. You need to give the bottle a gentle shake to keep the pulp from staying on the bottom. It's great on a hot day, but the best thing about it is the shape of the small size bottle it comes in. It just wouldn't <BR>be Orangina, to me, from a can.

Brad Mar 10th, 2001 04:47 AM

You can buy it at the supermarket here in Connecticut. It's like a thin orange juice very lightly carbonated. I kind of like it.

Tammy Mar 10th, 2001 06:56 AM

I love orangina! You can buy it at http://ifsandsbutts.com/sodas/listalphabet.htm.


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