Del Valle Refresco de Toronja
400 mL bottle
3.85 g sugar / oz.
Casa Guajardo bottling was established in 1938 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. The company produced ten varieties of colorful soda including Pep (orange), Hit (grape), Del Valle (grapefruit), Dr. Brown, Doble Cola and Barrilitos fruit sodas. Pep in particular is remembered for a grand neon sign on Zaragoza plaza in Monterrey depicting a hand squeezing orange juice into a soda bottle.
In 1998 the brand was acquired by Jugos del Valle, which was purchased by Coca-Cola FEMSA in 2008, but due to a ruling by the Mexican Federal Competition Commission (COFECO), Barrillitos sodas were not allowed to be sold by the company. Del Valle was forcibly exiled to the Island of Forgotten Flavors, along with many other regional sodas in Mexico.
A mild grapefruit flavor. Its more of a lemonade than a grapefruit taste. It doesn't have that salty pick-me-up of a real grapefruit, but this is refreshingly sweet and mellow.
Not a bad drink, its cool & sweet with a sour edge. It'd be tasty if they just labelled it as a lemonade, too.
Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, grapefruit juice from concentrate, citric acid, natural grapefruit flavor, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives), brominated vegetale oil, and artificial colors (yellow 5 and red 40).
Jugos del Valle, S.A. de C.V.
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