Posted: Feb 06, 2015 at 8:24 AM
(Last Updated: Feb 06, 2015 at 10:48 AM)
We’ve been big fans of Bruce Cost Ginger Ale since our first sip. However, the company's attempts at flavored offerings, while always nice tasting, could never pull us away from the Original unadulterated version. With the company's latest flavor, Blood Orange Meyer Lemon, we were expecting to feel the same way. But this combination, which is being released under a new “BC LIMITED” sub-line of seasonal flavors, is a step above the other flavors that the company has released to date. From a taste perspective, this product has multiple layers of flavor, including some heat from the ginger, tartness from the blood orange and Meyer lemon combination, and a final note of citrus. There’s a fair amount of sweetness (39g of sugar per bottle), but it never gets to the point where it overwhelms the palate. All in all, this is definitely our favorite of the flavored offerings of Bruce Cost Ginger Ale. Packaging follows the same format as the other Bruce Cost flavors. The label has a simple-looking design which uses distressed fonts to help establish its artisanal theme. From there, the company has added the flavor name at the bottom and a slice of blood orange around the label that’s on the bottle’s neck. This, combined with the color of the liquid, is a simple yet effective way of making the product stand out from the line. Overall, Bruce Cost’s Blood Orange Meyer Lemon is a well-executed product that is, at least in our opinion, the company's best flavored offering to date.