In the world of clear sodas, both Starry and Sierra Mist claim to be refreshing and distinct products. But are they really different? To find out, we conducted a taste test of both sodas side by side. From the appearance and aroma to the flavor and finish, we examined every aspect of these beverages to determine if they truly stand apart from one another. So, grab a glass and join us as we explore the differences (or lack thereof) between Starry and Sierra Mist.
We Taste-Tested Starry And Sierra Mist To See If They’re Actually Different
If you’re a fan of soda, you’ve probably tried both Starry and Sierra Mist. But have you ever wondered if these two lemon-lime sodas are actually different? We decided to put them to the test and taste them side by side to see if we could tell them apart.
The Taste Test
We began by pouring both Starry and Sierra Mist into separate glasses. At first glance, the sodas looked pretty similar. They were both clear and had a similar amount of fizz.
We started with Starry and took a sip. The first thing we noticed was that it was sweeter than we expected. The lemon-lime flavor was there, but it was quite mild. Overall, the soda was refreshing and easy to drink.
Next, we moved on to Sierra Mist. Our first sip immediately told us that it was less sweet than Starry. The lemon-lime flavor was more pronounced and it had a tangy aftertaste. We found that Sierra Mist had more of a citrusy taste to it, which made it a bit less refreshing than Starry.
After tasting both sodas, we concluded that they do indeed have some differences. While they are both lemon-lime sodas, Starry is sweeter and more refreshing, while Sierra Mist is less sweet with a more prominent citrus flavor.
However, it’s worth noting that the differences are not significant enough to make one soda vastly superior to the other. It really comes down to personal preference. If you prefer a sweeter drink, then Starry is the way to go. But if you like a tangy, citrusy flavor, then Sierra Mist might be more your style.
One of the reasons why the two sodas tasted different could be due to their ingredients. We took a closer look at the label of each soda to see what they contained.
Starry listed carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, natural flavors, citric acid, potassium benzoate, and potassium citrate as its ingredients.
Sierra Mist had a slightly different list, with carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, natural flavor, potassium citrate, and potassium benzoate.
While the ingredients were fairly similar, it’s possible that the different natural flavors used in each soda gave them their distinct tastes.
So, are Starry and Sierra Mist actually different? The answer is yes, but only slightly. While both sodas are lemon-lime flavored, they have different levels of sweetness and a slightly different taste. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference when it comes to choosing which one to drink.
If you’re looking for a soda that’s sweeter and more refreshing, then Starry might be the way to go. However, if you prefer a tangy, citrusy taste, then Sierra Mist might be more to your liking. Regardless of which one you choose, both sodas are a refreshing treat on a hot summer day.