400 mL bottle
3.85 g sugar / oz.
Barrilitos was first bottled by Casa Guajardo in 1938 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. The company produced ten varieties of colorful soda including Pep (orange), Hit (grape), Del Valle (grapefruit), Dr. Brown and Doble Cola. 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. While Coca-Cola still owns the brand, since 2012 only a few Barrilitos flavors have been made by DelFrut. Barrilitos Lime seems to have been forcibly exiled along with most of the other Barrilitos rainbow to the Island of Forgotten Flavors, along with many other regional sodas in Mexico.
This tastes like lime jello. It's flavorful, not too sweet, just a mellow drink. It doesn't have a lot of lemon zest flavor like a real lemonade.
It's good but not too exciting. If it had more bite & punch then it'd be more refreshing and invigorating. But it's okay as a lime soda (even if the bottle is labelled "lemon")
Carbonated water, sweeteners, citric acid, natural lemon flavor, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives), vegetable oil, ester gum and artificial colors (yellow 5 and blue 1).
Jugos del Valle, S.A. de C.V.
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