Last updated on June 26th, 2022
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Calypso lemonade, but I was wondering what flavor is the best.
I did some taste testing and complimentary online research and here’s what I concluded.
Calypso also makes limeades which taste slightly different from their lemonades.
In this article, I explain what Calypso flavors there are, who owns Calypso, and what’s in it.
How Many Calypso Flavours Are There?
Calypso has come a long way since they first started with 1 delicious lemonade flavor in 1985.
Now, they have introduced about one dozen lemonade flavors.
However, how many flavors total do they have?
Here’s a list of all of their flavors separated out into their different types:
Flavors of Calypso Lemonades
- Ocean Blue
- Original and classic flavor
- Southern Peach
- Island Wave
- Black Cherry
- Triple Melon
- Paradise Punch
- Coral Blast
- Tropical Mango
Lemonade light flavors
- blue Ocean light
- Southern Peach light
- Original light
- Strawberry light
- Pineapple Peach limeade
- Jamaica limeade
- Sweet cherry limeade
- Cucumber Limeade
The main thing about Calypso sodas is that they are quite sweet.
Most people really like how sweet they are.
But, some people think it tastes too sweet and dont like it.
I would say it’s very likely you’ll find that Calypso tastes really good.
Especially, if you try the best flavors like Black Cherry and Kiwi.
These two are Calypso’s Top-Selling Flavors,
However, at the end of the day, it depends on how much of a sweet tooth you have, and whether you’re in the mood for such a strong and sweet flavor.
For example, if you just did a hard workout you may prefer to drink something a bit lighter tasting.
Who Owns Calypso Lemonade?
I always find it interesting to find out who owns what sodas, and what company makes them.
So, I looked into who owns Calypso.
Calypso has an island influence from the Caribbean Islands located SouthEast of the United States.
Calypso is the name of a dance famous in the country of Trinidad and Tobago and has a heavy African influence.
On a side note, a lot of well-known soda brands are produced by multiple large soda companies.
For example, Schweppes is made and distributed by both Coca Cola and Pepsi Co.
However, it doesn’t appear that this is the case with Calypso and it remains privately owned by King’s Juice Company.
What Is in Calypso Drink?
Some sodas are high in both sugar and caffeine and therefore you shouldn’t really drink too much of them.
But, how does Calypso compare, and what’s in it exactly?
I saw the last two ingredients which stuck out to me as being a bit odd, so I looked into them a bit further.
FD&C Blue #1 is a widely used food coloring, and according to Drugs.org, it is deemed safe to be used in food and drink.
EDTA is also a common ingredient used in food and drinks and is used to preserve both the color and the flavor of food.
Does Calypso Drink Contain Alcohol?
Calypso is a flavorful soda with a strong and sweet taste.
But, do any of their drinks contain alcohol?
King Juice Co, the company that makes Calypso doesn’t produce any alcoholic beverages.
Interestingly, king juice co is the only brand that makes Calypso.
As you may know, soda companies and brewers differentiate between drinks that are alcoholic by referring to them as either ‘hard’ or ‘soft’.
A soft soda or soft drink doesn’t contain alcohol but a hard soda such as a hard root beer contains alcohol.
Is Calypso Nice to Drink?
All this talk about Calypso sodas, however, is it nice to drink? And is it as good as other lemonades?
However, Calypso makes over 20 flavors, and you might not necessarily like all of them.
For someone, who hasn’t tried Calypso before I would recommend getting the original, as well as Black Cherry Lemonade, or Kiwi.
The main distinguishing factor of Calypso is that it tastes really sweet, and has a strong flavor.
Which can be a bit overpowering for some people’s taste.
How Much Sugar Is in A Calypso Drink?
Consuming too much sugar can be bad for your mood and your health.
So, then how much sugar is in Calypso soda?
The odd soda out is Coca Cola and has on average 7 times as much sugar as other sodas.
But, this is not necessarily bad for you as long as you don’t drink too much of it.
Here’s a table that shows a comparison between the amount of sugar in Calypso compared to other well known sodas.
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Calypso also makes a light version of some of its soda flavors.
They contain zero sugar and 5 calories
They the following light versions of their lemonade soda flavors:
- Ocean Blue light
- Southern Peach light
- Original light
- Strawberry light
However, they don’t make any light limeades.
The general recommendation from medical professionals is to consume a maximum of 37g of sugar for a male adult and 25 grams of sugar for a female adult per day.
As you can see to reach the daily sugar limit, you would need to drink about 1 cup or 1.5 cups of Calypso soda in a day.
Another concern with sodas is how much caffeine they contain.
Looking through the ingredients list of the Calypso flavors I found that none of them contain caffeine.
Where Are Calypso Drinks From?
Calypso is an unusual name, and it’s not immediately obvious what language it is.
So, you may be wondering where Calypso soda is from.
The Caribbean Islands are known for their warm weather, and their climate is well suited to grow a wide range of delicious fruit.
The Caribbean is also a popular travel destination for folks that live in the USA because it’s very close by and is well known for its tropical white sandy beaches.
Therefore, anyone from the USA that has traveled there may recognize it as being Caribbean influenced.
Another famous Caribbean soda is Ting from Jamaica.
I recently wrote about what it is, and how it tastes. You can read it [here: link, what is the Jamaican Drink Ting].
Where Can You Buy Calypso?
Since some flavors of Calypso are known to be very good, I was interested in where I could buy it.
I looked around the internet and here’s what I found.
Here’s a list of the stores that sell Calypso soda.
- Vons Pavilions
- Town Pump
- Terrible Herbst
- Royal Farms
- Pick n Save
- Kum & Go
- Good Lion
But, the stores that sell it are updated from time to time.
The Calypso website has a great tool that will show you if stores close to your location sell it.
You can also put it in other locations for example if you’re out of town. You can access it here.
If you live outside of the USA, there are some specialty soda websites that will sell it.
However, it usually costs a little more than a standard soda because of the cost to import it.
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