250 mL bottle
Çamlıca Gazoz was created by brothers Nazif and Ekrem Erkli in Instanbul in 1946. The brand enjoyed its greatest popularity in the 1950s to 70s, a time when there were hundreds of small local soda bottlers in Turkey, each endearing itself to the children and grown-ups of its nearby area.
After the terrible 1999 Izmit earthquake damaged the Çamlıca bottling plant, the company sold the brand in 2002 to the Ülker corporation, which is best known for its chocolate, biscuits and other food products.
More recently Ülker has sold a majority interest of Çamlıca and Cola Turka brands to the Japanese beverage manufacturer DyDo Drinco, which specializes in vending machine sales.
The first sip is impressively tasty. Sort of a Sprite generic citrus flavor, with candy in it. The drink is very sweet and candy-like. Snowflakes and pine trees on the label remind me of a crisp and refreshing winter breeze on this hot summer day.
Well, the winter breeze is wearing out its welcome. The flavor is way too sweet. Now it feels dusty on my tongue like cheap Smarties candies. The bottle is only 250mL, which is good because it's too overwhelmingly sugary and one-dimensional to want to drink much of it.
Good for sipping a pick-me-up of lemon & sugar, but the flavor is disappointingly boring before the tiny bottle is even finished.
Water, saccharose, glukosesyrup, carbondioxide, acidity substance (E330), acidity regulator (E331), nature identical flavours (lemon), preservative (E211).
Ülker / DELLA Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret - A.S. Akyan 54480 Sakarya
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