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cph
04-28-2005, 09:24 PM
I never saw these drinks myself, but they sure didn't look appetizing (sodas with balls of I-don't-know what floating in them)!

No wonder they got out of the drinks business, and became an internet travel agency! :)

http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/orbitz/

[ 04-28-2005, 09:25 PM: Message edited by: cph ]

MISTICman
04-29-2005, 10:50 AM
Before there was Orbitz, Mistic made something like it called Jumping Jems. The Strawberry Watermelon flavor of it was really good.

NRGChick
04-29-2005, 11:47 AM
I was looking through bev web pages yesterday, and seen a picture of them. I remember them, and even drank one before. I can't remember if I liked them or not though. It was a looooong time ago it seems.

Tannerman
04-29-2005, 12:58 PM
I have an unopened bottle of Orbitz on my shelf. It's just creepy to look at. Amazing on the domain name on the cap has a completely different meaning today.

BottleBoss
04-29-2005, 01:19 PM
I thought these wer nasty tasting. Especially those globs of things floating in them. What was that stuff??

gecko
04-29-2005, 01:44 PM
you obviously didnt taste the drink, or dont know how to use words like "especially" because the balls were completely flavorless. im pretty sure they were gelatin. im the only person i know of who actually drank it regularly. it wasnt incredible, it was a cleary canadian product, and tasted the same as normal line but sweeter. the balls were not offensive at all, people freaked out about it. its no wierder than pumping carbon dioxide into a drink for no reason(all soda).

there were some gross flavors though. some coconut crap that had red and white balls. yuck. i drank some citrusy one.

NRGChick
04-29-2005, 01:48 PM
I will have to admitt one thing. The beverage itself looked pretty neat. Different, but actually pretty cool! How they got the beverage to do that was really neat. Wish I could remember the taste. Can you still find this stuff or is it discontinued? tongue.gif

Look In The Tunk
04-29-2005, 09:08 PM
It's been discontinued since 1997-ish.

Rollerwings
05-01-2005, 08:53 PM
I bought a few bottles of Orbitz from a closeout store in Olean, NY called Odds-N-Ends for 25 cents a bottle in fall 1999, after they'd been discontinued. We tried making mixed drinks from them at a college party -- not good. And I still have an unopened bottle of the yellow flavor, just like the guy wrote about in his blog.

The balls weren't that bad; but the drink was sluggish, like drinking a gel or pure corn syrup rather than a refreshing pop.

BottleBoss
05-03-2005, 04:03 PM
Allow me to put that a different way o great one. The drink tasted terrible. The globs of garbage floating in it looked un- appetizing.

wonkapete
05-03-2005, 07:30 PM
Yep, I remember them. I have several flavors packed away.. never been opened. They were scary....

KevinGrevey
05-04-2005, 08:17 AM
I do remember this stuff. I don't think I ever actually tried it though.

Kyle
05-04-2005, 09:36 AM
ive never even heard of it.. where was it's market? i don't even remember a commercial or anything about this drink

KevinGrevey
05-05-2005, 08:08 AM
What company manufactured this stuff?

Look In The Tunk
05-05-2005, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by KevinGrevey:
What company manufactured this stuff? Clearly Canadian.

I remember when Orbitz was died and buried, it seemed that Clearly Canadian wasn't on the shelves for a couple of years, and then it came back with the new labels.

KevinGrevey
05-09-2005, 09:55 AM
Ah yes, Clearly Canadian. I had forgotten that. Thanks for the info.

TexasTim
07-18-2005, 11:26 PM
Some Orbitz info:

http://www.bevnet.com/reviews/orbitz/

http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/orbitz/

Sounds like pure yuck to me.

DietCokeEnthusiast
07-20-2005, 08:23 PM
I love this quote from the review of the coconut one on BevNET:


We would never drink this beverage again.

wonkapete
09-11-2007, 10:23 PM
A case of Orbitz I dug out of my closet.. bring back any memories?

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/wonkapete/039-3.jpg

Nick Laugher
09-12-2007, 10:41 AM
How much to buy some of that? I'm itching to relive my childhood.