Delicious Sparkling Temperance Drinks

Royal Tru-Orange


Royal Tru-Orange

330 mL can



Royal Tru-Orange was created by the San Miguel brewery in 1922 at a time when the company was diversifying into other food products. San Miguel Brewery became the an early international bottler of Coca-Cola with an agreement in 1927 as that company was expanding overseas.

Royal Tru-Orange was soon joined by Royal Soda, and in all 23 different flavors were produced at the bottling plant. Most of the flavors have been discontinued except Royal Tru-Orange, Royal Tru-Grape, and Royal Tru-Wattamelon.

In 1976 the competitor Mirinda challenged Royal Tru-Orange to a taste test showdown with a series of tit-for-tat ads in newspapers, a contest that Royal declared a victory with a favorable decision by the Philippine Board of Advertisers.

San Miguel spun off the soft drinks business to a new company in a joint venture with the Coca-Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc. After several reorganizations and stock sales the brand is now owned by the Mexican bottler Coca-Cola FEMSA.


Smells very fruity & orangey. I wonder if this is the same as Minute Maid Orange soda, since its made by Coke? But now I can taste the difference, this isn't as sweet as Minute Maid. Its more orangey. Its got a bit of pulp taste and bitter zest aftertaste that other artificial orange drinks don't have. Its more subtle than most orange drinks, more like a clementine. Tasty stuff.

fizz 2

refreshment 3

score 3

sweetness 4

flavor 3


Carbonated water, sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, stabilizer, sodium benzoate, sequestrant, flavors, emulsifier, ascorbic acid, artificial color and folic acid.

Made by

Coca-Cola Bottlers
San Miguel Properties Centre
Mandaluyong City