. Not only did they have pages for their "good" and "arcane" mail, but they also had a page dedicated to "bad" mail. That would be the small edible balls floating in it. After the chia seeds have absorbed some of the water and have become weirdly gel-like, dump them into a fine mesh strainer. The more you know. -Orchard Peach Clearly Canadian google_ad_height = 240; -The balls of gelatin floating in your Orbitz drink. What exactly happened here? The small balls floated due to their nearly equal density to the surrounding liquid, and remained suspended because of an ingredient known as gellan gum. The unique thing about Orbitz is that they have tiny little balls floating inside. Maybe they are specifically targeting the "Here, this tastes horrible. We'll be rich. Orbitz Drink (from 1997) A short-lived product made by Clearly Canadian, it was referred to as "The drink with balls" - and before the travel site, orbitz.com belonged to these guys. And later on there was another ringing endorsement: "The orbitz in the drink were cool at first! I almost think they want people to know the drink is bad. Marketers called Orbitz a "texturally enhanced alternative beverage," but most consumers just called it gross. Orbitz comes in such actual flavors as Orange-Vanilla, Raspberry-Citrus, Blueberry-Melon-Strawberry, and Pineapple-Banana-Cherry-Coconut. Orbitz came in several flavors: Raspberry Citrus; Blueberry Melon Strawberry At some point during a board meeting at Clearly Canadian, the following exchange occurred: Person who thought to put Round Floaty Chunks in a drink: " Sir, would you like to hear our idea about a new drink with round floaty chunks in it, eh? A major corporation, Clearly Canadian in this case, has actually released a drink that features little gelatin balls floating in it. Next, I checked out the hate mail, which included comments such as: I still don't get it. geez, i saw orbits on clueless the other day and now the craving has sit in. google_ad_format = "120x240_as_rimg"; And sorry, I have no idea where you can buy some. What? After all, Orbitz is such a unique drink, from its unique crumbiness to its unique interspersing-capital-letters-in-the-names-of-its-flavors. The flavor combinations were also unusual, … Think about it. What this company needs are more ingenious people like you. google_ad_client = "pub-2272530224845696"; Orbitz comes in such actual flavors as Orange-Vanilla, Raspberry-Citrus, Blueberry-Melon-Strawberry, … Orbitz 1997's non-carbonated fruit-flavored beverage with edible floating balls suspended in equal density to the surrounding liquid with an ingredient called gellan gum. Posted by 10 months ago. Check out the recipe below to learn about our mystery balls. The gellan gum provided a support matrix—something like a microscopic spider web—and had a visual clarity approaching that of water, which increased with the addition of sugar.”. (Surprising, that is, if you leave aside the actual quality of the drink.) You'll thank me later. Which means you know all too well why this drink, from the makers of Clearly Canadian, didn’t last a full yearon the market. -1 cup of water If you’ve ever had a cup of bubble tea, you understand the textural consistency of Orbitz, the non-carbonated fruit drink filled with tiny edible balls. that yellowish one like banana coconut cherry or whatever i think was the best if anyone ever finds this product find me!! It makes me feel rather inadequate to realize that while I'm still a temp the person who had the presence of mind to invent a drink featuring round floaty chunks of something or another is no doubt still employed. In short, it looks very much like a lava lamp, plus you can drink it. Back in 1996, before anyone used Orbitz.com to book flights and hotels, the website hawked a brand-new soft drink called Orbitz, which looked like a lava lamp in a 300ml bottle. Make sure you get the time on the stove clock so you don’t forget you spent your whole afternoon doing this. Bonus points for being edible. Figure 3 shows a picture of the Orbitz drink. ... Group consensus is that most of them tasted like cough syrup and were also oddly thick to allow the illusion of floating for the bead things. -dab of pink food coloring gel (or any color). We all have an inherent curiosity to taste disgusting things, because we think "they couldn't possibly be that bad." There were new flavors coming out all the time, and one of the more interesting products that launched was the Orbitz soft drink. Orbitz: Orbitz was made by Clearly Canadian, who if you’ll recall were neck-and-neck with Mistic for jurisdiction over the realm of sodas that posed as fruit-flavored waters. It was the newest product by Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation, the company that came on the scene in 1988 with Clearly Canadian flavored sparkling water. Orbitz is not your traditional soft drink. That you could drink. One thing we can agree on: Orbitz sure made an impression on us. What year is this?! Orbitz - the drink of the future! Make It a Betty Crocker Week Unless you're the type of person who has ever stared into a lava lamp and thought, "Well, gosh, I'd sure like to take a swig of that," my advice is to avoid Orbitz completely. At time of writing, you can buy these for about $20 a bottle on eBay. "It's about time you owned a cookbook," my mother told me, and so she recently gave me a reprint of "Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book," originally published in 1950. The odd looking bottle of Orbitz sat in my refrigerator for days, terrifying my roommates. So, how does it taste? But it’s not like anyone fondly remembers Orbitz for its taste. Orbitz, however is. It seemed a bad omen for them when on this page of "good" mail, I came across the comment, "your drink is good but it feels like you are swallowing barf." Round Floaty Chunks! While the balls are not as gelatinous as the original, they’re still an easy way to make any beverage gross. Other recipes, however, are a little more interesting than useful. And I'm not the only one who hates it. Would You Like Your Coronary Super-Sized. (Like the small floating balls still float and are intact!) While the Orbitz drink itself wasn't as bad as some people made it out to be, it … Clear Pepsi, green ketchup, Pop Tarts Crunch Cereal, and, perhaps the front-runner in toeing the creative versus unable to be consumed line, the … The gellan gum provided a support matrix—something like a microscopic spider web—and had a visual clarity approaching that of water, which increased with the addition of sugar.” This drink was clear, with small multi-colored balls suspended in the liquid. After one or two less-than-inspiring experiences with Orbitz myself, I did what many of my friends had done: I put the unopened bottle up on my shelf and admired its pretty colors and its eternal snowglobe suspension. If for some reason you ever wanted to drink a lava lamp. Even though we had picked Orbitz as a sure-fire extinct beverage two years ago, it's kind of surprising it went under so quickly. It's a nice present, and there are many useful recipes in here. As I indeed delved further into their bowels, I discovered a page of e-mail from people who had tried Orbitz. I can remember trying Orbitz in high school, it actually was not too bad Orbitz (soft drink) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. those little gelatin balls were so good! Orbitz - the drink of the future! ga('create', 'UA-40966954-1', 'poprewind.com'); Orbitz has a web site. 125. -Mountain Blackberry Clearly Canadian, Balls: There was this drink brought out back in the early 2000's called orbitz. Remember when I mentioned Clearly Canadian a couple paragraphs ago? When Orbitz soda was launched, it offered something unique and exciting: small edible balls. Introduced in the late ‘90s, Orbitz was widely seen as a marketing disaster. joe@joelavin.com, May 3, 2005 google_ad_width = 120; Try it." Before we get too far, chia seeds can be dangerous so make sure you soak them and don’t eat them dry and choke on them. Well, there's a simple and plausible explanation. -1 tbsp chia seeds The Orbitz drink was a short-lived soft drink released by The Clearly Food & Beverage Company of Canada in 1997. Actually, the balls were not suspended because of their equal density with the liquid, although the densities were close. I think Orbitz should go down in history as the most awkward phase of the '90s , like, ever. Orbitz is the product name of a discontinued noncarbonated fruit-flavored beverage, made by The Clearly Food & Beverage Company of Canada, makers of Clearly Canadian.It was introduced 1997 and quickly disappeared due to poor sales. With 1,420 calories and 107 grams of fat, this burger contains two 1/3-pound beef patties, four strips of bacon, three slices of cheese, and mayonnaise on a buttered sesame seed bun. I caught one with my teeth and bit into it. Archived. In reality, according to an ACS article ( http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=vc2%5C1rp%5Crp1_orbitz.html ), the manufacturer used gellan gum to create an invisible 'spider web' that held the balls up in the drink. I even paid money for it. Archives/Links ", Chairman of the Board: "Round Floaty Chunks! ( More... ), December 14, 2004 Whatever you guys are on, I want some.". I guess bubble tea might be in the same family, like a weird distant cousin you only see when someone dies. I planted that seed for a reason. (It didn’t help that the beverage used the word “bowels” in its marketing materials.) im not sure you could make it at home, the little balls were made of xantham gum, but you can probably find the ingredients online, not sure about a recipe. google_cpa_choice = "CAAQjeWZzgEaCGUPemYRwK8bKPG193M"; Disclaimer: While we work to ensure that product information is correct, on occasion manufacturers may alter their ingredient lists.Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our Web site. I bought it merely as public service to help you, my readers, navigate through the often confusing world of beverages. Check back every Tuesday for another column. Rich, I say.". ( More... ), . Not only did they have pages for their "good" and "arcane" mail, but they also had a page dedicated to "bad" mail. That would be the small edible balls floating in it. After the chia seeds have absorbed some of the water and have become weirdly gel-like, dump them into a fine mesh strainer. The more you know. -Orchard Peach Clearly Canadian google_ad_height = 240; -The balls of gelatin floating in your Orbitz drink. What exactly happened here? The small balls floated due to their nearly equal density to the surrounding liquid, and remained suspended because of an ingredient known as gellan gum. The unique thing about Orbitz is that they have tiny little balls floating inside. Maybe they are specifically targeting the "Here, this tastes horrible. We'll be rich. Orbitz Drink (from 1997) A short-lived product made by Clearly Canadian, it was referred to as "The drink with balls" - and before the travel site, orbitz.com belonged to these guys. And later on there was another ringing endorsement: "The orbitz in the drink were cool at first! I almost think they want people to know the drink is bad. Marketers called Orbitz a "texturally enhanced alternative beverage," but most consumers just called it gross. Orbitz comes in such actual flavors as Orange-Vanilla, Raspberry-Citrus, Blueberry-Melon-Strawberry, and Pineapple-Banana-Cherry-Coconut. Orbitz came in several flavors: Raspberry Citrus; Blueberry Melon Strawberry At some point during a board meeting at Clearly Canadian, the following exchange occurred: Person who thought to put Round Floaty Chunks in a drink: " Sir, would you like to hear our idea about a new drink with round floaty chunks in it, eh? A major corporation, Clearly Canadian in this case, has actually released a drink that features little gelatin balls floating in it. Next, I checked out the hate mail, which included comments such as: I still don't get it. geez, i saw orbits on clueless the other day and now the craving has sit in. google_ad_format = "120x240_as_rimg"; And sorry, I have no idea where you can buy some. What? After all, Orbitz is such a unique drink, from its unique crumbiness to its unique interspersing-capital-letters-in-the-names-of-its-flavors. The flavor combinations were also unusual, … Think about it. What this company needs are more ingenious people like you. google_ad_client = "pub-2272530224845696"; Orbitz comes in such actual flavors as Orange-Vanilla, Raspberry-Citrus, Blueberry-Melon-Strawberry, … Orbitz 1997's non-carbonated fruit-flavored beverage with edible floating balls suspended in equal density to the surrounding liquid with an ingredient called gellan gum. Posted by 10 months ago. Check out the recipe below to learn about our mystery balls. The gellan gum provided a support matrix—something like a microscopic spider web—and had a visual clarity approaching that of water, which increased with the addition of sugar.”. (Surprising, that is, if you leave aside the actual quality of the drink.) You'll thank me later. Which means you know all too well why this drink, from the makers of Clearly Canadian, didn’t last a full yearon the market. -1 cup of water If you’ve ever had a cup of bubble tea, you understand the textural consistency of Orbitz, the non-carbonated fruit drink filled with tiny edible balls. that yellowish one like banana coconut cherry or whatever i think was the best if anyone ever finds this product find me!! It makes me feel rather inadequate to realize that while I'm still a temp the person who had the presence of mind to invent a drink featuring round floaty chunks of something or another is no doubt still employed. In short, it looks very much like a lava lamp, plus you can drink it. Back in 1996, before anyone used Orbitz.com to book flights and hotels, the website hawked a brand-new soft drink called Orbitz, which looked like a lava lamp in a 300ml bottle. Make sure you get the time on the stove clock so you don’t forget you spent your whole afternoon doing this. Bonus points for being edible. Figure 3 shows a picture of the Orbitz drink. ... Group consensus is that most of them tasted like cough syrup and were also oddly thick to allow the illusion of floating for the bead things. -dab of pink food coloring gel (or any color). We all have an inherent curiosity to taste disgusting things, because we think "they couldn't possibly be that bad." There were new flavors coming out all the time, and one of the more interesting products that launched was the Orbitz soft drink. Orbitz: Orbitz was made by Clearly Canadian, who if you’ll recall were neck-and-neck with Mistic for jurisdiction over the realm of sodas that posed as fruit-flavored waters. It was the newest product by Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation, the company that came on the scene in 1988 with Clearly Canadian flavored sparkling water. Orbitz is not your traditional soft drink. That you could drink. One thing we can agree on: Orbitz sure made an impression on us. What year is this?! Orbitz - the drink of the future! Make It a Betty Crocker Week Unless you're the type of person who has ever stared into a lava lamp and thought, "Well, gosh, I'd sure like to take a swig of that," my advice is to avoid Orbitz completely. At time of writing, you can buy these for about $20 a bottle on eBay. "It's about time you owned a cookbook," my mother told me, and so she recently gave me a reprint of "Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book," originally published in 1950. The odd looking bottle of Orbitz sat in my refrigerator for days, terrifying my roommates. So, how does it taste? But it’s not like anyone fondly remembers Orbitz for its taste. Orbitz, however is. It seemed a bad omen for them when on this page of "good" mail, I came across the comment, "your drink is good but it feels like you are swallowing barf." Round Floaty Chunks! While the balls are not as gelatinous as the original, they’re still an easy way to make any beverage gross. Other recipes, however, are a little more interesting than useful. And I'm not the only one who hates it. Would You Like Your Coronary Super-Sized. (Like the small floating balls still float and are intact!) While the Orbitz drink itself wasn't as bad as some people made it out to be, it … Clear Pepsi, green ketchup, Pop Tarts Crunch Cereal, and, perhaps the front-runner in toeing the creative versus unable to be consumed line, the … The gellan gum provided a support matrix—something like a microscopic spider web—and had a visual clarity approaching that of water, which increased with the addition of sugar.” This drink was clear, with small multi-colored balls suspended in the liquid. After one or two less-than-inspiring experiences with Orbitz myself, I did what many of my friends had done: I put the unopened bottle up on my shelf and admired its pretty colors and its eternal snowglobe suspension. If for some reason you ever wanted to drink a lava lamp. Even though we had picked Orbitz as a sure-fire extinct beverage two years ago, it's kind of surprising it went under so quickly. It's a nice present, and there are many useful recipes in here. As I indeed delved further into their bowels, I discovered a page of e-mail from people who had tried Orbitz. I can remember trying Orbitz in high school, it actually was not too bad Orbitz (soft drink) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. those little gelatin balls were so good! Orbitz - the drink of the future! ga('create', 'UA-40966954-1', 'poprewind.com'); Orbitz has a web site. 125. -Mountain Blackberry Clearly Canadian, Balls: There was this drink brought out back in the early 2000's called orbitz. Remember when I mentioned Clearly Canadian a couple paragraphs ago? When Orbitz soda was launched, it offered something unique and exciting: small edible balls. Introduced in the late ‘90s, Orbitz was widely seen as a marketing disaster. joe@joelavin.com, May 3, 2005 google_ad_width = 120; Try it." Before we get too far, chia seeds can be dangerous so make sure you soak them and don’t eat them dry and choke on them. Well, there's a simple and plausible explanation. -1 tbsp chia seeds The Orbitz drink was a short-lived soft drink released by The Clearly Food & Beverage Company of Canada in 1997. Actually, the balls were not suspended because of their equal density with the liquid, although the densities were close. I think Orbitz should go down in history as the most awkward phase of the '90s , like, ever. Orbitz is the product name of a discontinued noncarbonated fruit-flavored beverage, made by The Clearly Food & Beverage Company of Canada, makers of Clearly Canadian.It was introduced 1997 and quickly disappeared due to poor sales. With 1,420 calories and 107 grams of fat, this burger contains two 1/3-pound beef patties, four strips of bacon, three slices of cheese, and mayonnaise on a buttered sesame seed bun. I caught one with my teeth and bit into it. Archived. In reality, according to an ACS article ( http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=vc2%5C1rp%5Crp1_orbitz.html ), the manufacturer used gellan gum to create an invisible 'spider web' that held the balls up in the drink. I even paid money for it. Archives/Links ", Chairman of the Board: "Round Floaty Chunks! ( More... ), December 14, 2004 Whatever you guys are on, I want some.". I guess bubble tea might be in the same family, like a weird distant cousin you only see when someone dies. I planted that seed for a reason. (It didn’t help that the beverage used the word “bowels” in its marketing materials.) im not sure you could make it at home, the little balls were made of xantham gum, but you can probably find the ingredients online, not sure about a recipe. google_cpa_choice = "CAAQjeWZzgEaCGUPemYRwK8bKPG193M"; Disclaimer: While we work to ensure that product information is correct, on occasion manufacturers may alter their ingredient lists.Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our Web site. I bought it merely as public service to help you, my readers, navigate through the often confusing world of beverages. Check back every Tuesday for another column. Rich, I say.". ( More... ),

Since Clearly Canadian was behind Orbitz, and Clearly Canadian has returned after charging my credit card two years ago, I figured their product would be the best bet for the drink portion of our Homemade Orbitz. Here are some words from Wikipedia explaining it better than I can: “The small balls floated due to their nearly equal density to the surrounding liquid, and remained suspended with assistance from an ingredient known as gellan gum. You're no doubt thinking, "Joe, how could you have possibly paid money for something that sounds so horrible?" But we here at Pop Rewind aren’t the science-y kind, so I had to think of something a little less intimidating to act as floating balls. “The small balls floated due to their nearly equal density to the surrounding liquid, and remained suspended with assistance from an ingredient known as gellan gum. From the Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation, it’s a non-carbonated fruit-flavored beverage. The bottles were very eye-catching and some even thought that they resembled lava lamps. We’re in it for the mouthfeel. For being over 20 years old, the bottle of Orbitz looks very much like it did back in the '90s!!!! But the drink was really good!" Perhaps I'm just not hip enough. The difference is that Clearly Canadian, the company behind Orbitz, used science. Update: Orbitz was discontinued long ago. Gently rinse the chia seeds– you want the water to run clear so you don’t inadvertently dye the base of your Orbitz. When your colored chia seeds are ready, add a couple spoonfuls to the glass or bottle you’ll be drinking from. Made with small floating edible balls, the drink was marketed as a "texturally enhanced alternative beverage" but some consumers compared it to a portable lava lamp. Nowadays boba has made it to shopping malls and restaurants all over North America, widely accepted by many of those same consumers who refused to taste the gelatin balls in a bottle of Orbitz. I bought one with the intent of keeping it, to see how long it would last unopened. And those balls only made it worse. Orbitz. Introduced by the Clearly Canadian Beverage Company, Orbitz promised to deliver a "texturally enhanced alternative beverage" while looking like … It was a clear soda with little yellow balls floating in it. One can almost handle that, but oh those balls. I went to the Beverage Network in an attempt to learn more about Orbitz and because, frankly, I have too much free time on my hands. Orbitz was a non-carbonated drink that was released by the Clearly Canadian company back in 1996 and featured colorful edible balls which lay suspended in the liquid. No big loss there lol. That's brilliant! Close. A video about the discontinued 1997 Clearly Canadian drink Orbitz. Now, I'm no marketing expert, but somehow it seems a bad idea to use the word "bowels" at a web site dedicated to a drink this hideous. Just a little something to hold you over until Clearly Canadian cranks out the real thing! The boba, or tapioca pearls, sink to the bottom, unlike the Orbitz balls that stayed suspended in the liquid. m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) The fruit-flavored beverage had balls that floated inside, which some people would say made it look like a lava lamp. I don't know about the others, but I did try Orange-Vanilla Orbitz. i've even contacted the company( clear canadian beverage)it's weird that all these people like it because there are so many bad reviews Also Orbitz is liquid with those little jello-like balls floating in it. To be fair, there are apparently some big Orbitz fans out there. After all, I had to know who actually likes the drink. Nothing like tapioca balls in your drink! Figure3: Orbitz Drink (BevNET, 1998) The clear liquid in the drink is made up of water, sugar, and xanthan gum, while the gel beads are made of gellan gum (Rochefort, 2002). It was in a squeezable plastic … Trying out a few fun things for an upcoming Pop Rewind article, stay tuned! //-->. Not only did they have pages for their "good" and "arcane" mail, but they also had a page dedicated to "bad" mail. That would be the small edible balls floating in it. After the chia seeds have absorbed some of the water and have become weirdly gel-like, dump them into a fine mesh strainer. The more you know. -Orchard Peach Clearly Canadian google_ad_height = 240; -The balls of gelatin floating in your Orbitz drink. What exactly happened here? The small balls floated due to their nearly equal density to the surrounding liquid, and remained suspended because of an ingredient known as gellan gum. The unique thing about Orbitz is that they have tiny little balls floating inside. Maybe they are specifically targeting the "Here, this tastes horrible. We'll be rich. Orbitz Drink (from 1997) A short-lived product made by Clearly Canadian, it was referred to as "The drink with balls" - and before the travel site, orbitz.com belonged to these guys. And later on there was another ringing endorsement: "The orbitz in the drink were cool at first! I almost think they want people to know the drink is bad. Marketers called Orbitz a "texturally enhanced alternative beverage," but most consumers just called it gross. Orbitz comes in such actual flavors as Orange-Vanilla, Raspberry-Citrus, Blueberry-Melon-Strawberry, and Pineapple-Banana-Cherry-Coconut. Orbitz came in several flavors: Raspberry Citrus; Blueberry Melon Strawberry At some point during a board meeting at Clearly Canadian, the following exchange occurred: Person who thought to put Round Floaty Chunks in a drink: " Sir, would you like to hear our idea about a new drink with round floaty chunks in it, eh? A major corporation, Clearly Canadian in this case, has actually released a drink that features little gelatin balls floating in it. Next, I checked out the hate mail, which included comments such as: I still don't get it. geez, i saw orbits on clueless the other day and now the craving has sit in. google_ad_format = "120x240_as_rimg"; And sorry, I have no idea where you can buy some. What? After all, Orbitz is such a unique drink, from its unique crumbiness to its unique interspersing-capital-letters-in-the-names-of-its-flavors. The flavor combinations were also unusual, … Think about it. What this company needs are more ingenious people like you. google_ad_client = "pub-2272530224845696"; Orbitz comes in such actual flavors as Orange-Vanilla, Raspberry-Citrus, Blueberry-Melon-Strawberry, … Orbitz 1997's non-carbonated fruit-flavored beverage with edible floating balls suspended in equal density to the surrounding liquid with an ingredient called gellan gum. Posted by 10 months ago. Check out the recipe below to learn about our mystery balls. The gellan gum provided a support matrix—something like a microscopic spider web—and had a visual clarity approaching that of water, which increased with the addition of sugar.”. (Surprising, that is, if you leave aside the actual quality of the drink.) You'll thank me later. Which means you know all too well why this drink, from the makers of Clearly Canadian, didn’t last a full yearon the market. -1 cup of water If you’ve ever had a cup of bubble tea, you understand the textural consistency of Orbitz, the non-carbonated fruit drink filled with tiny edible balls. that yellowish one like banana coconut cherry or whatever i think was the best if anyone ever finds this product find me!! It makes me feel rather inadequate to realize that while I'm still a temp the person who had the presence of mind to invent a drink featuring round floaty chunks of something or another is no doubt still employed. In short, it looks very much like a lava lamp, plus you can drink it. Back in 1996, before anyone used Orbitz.com to book flights and hotels, the website hawked a brand-new soft drink called Orbitz, which looked like a lava lamp in a 300ml bottle. Make sure you get the time on the stove clock so you don’t forget you spent your whole afternoon doing this. Bonus points for being edible. Figure 3 shows a picture of the Orbitz drink. ... Group consensus is that most of them tasted like cough syrup and were also oddly thick to allow the illusion of floating for the bead things. -dab of pink food coloring gel (or any color). We all have an inherent curiosity to taste disgusting things, because we think "they couldn't possibly be that bad." There were new flavors coming out all the time, and one of the more interesting products that launched was the Orbitz soft drink. Orbitz: Orbitz was made by Clearly Canadian, who if you’ll recall were neck-and-neck with Mistic for jurisdiction over the realm of sodas that posed as fruit-flavored waters. It was the newest product by Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation, the company that came on the scene in 1988 with Clearly Canadian flavored sparkling water. Orbitz is not your traditional soft drink. That you could drink. One thing we can agree on: Orbitz sure made an impression on us. What year is this?! Orbitz - the drink of the future! Make It a Betty Crocker Week Unless you're the type of person who has ever stared into a lava lamp and thought, "Well, gosh, I'd sure like to take a swig of that," my advice is to avoid Orbitz completely. At time of writing, you can buy these for about $20 a bottle on eBay. "It's about time you owned a cookbook," my mother told me, and so she recently gave me a reprint of "Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book," originally published in 1950. The odd looking bottle of Orbitz sat in my refrigerator for days, terrifying my roommates. So, how does it taste? But it’s not like anyone fondly remembers Orbitz for its taste. Orbitz, however is. It seemed a bad omen for them when on this page of "good" mail, I came across the comment, "your drink is good but it feels like you are swallowing barf." Round Floaty Chunks! While the balls are not as gelatinous as the original, they’re still an easy way to make any beverage gross. Other recipes, however, are a little more interesting than useful. And I'm not the only one who hates it. Would You Like Your Coronary Super-Sized. (Like the small floating balls still float and are intact!) While the Orbitz drink itself wasn't as bad as some people made it out to be, it … Clear Pepsi, green ketchup, Pop Tarts Crunch Cereal, and, perhaps the front-runner in toeing the creative versus unable to be consumed line, the … The gellan gum provided a support matrix—something like a microscopic spider web—and had a visual clarity approaching that of water, which increased with the addition of sugar.” This drink was clear, with small multi-colored balls suspended in the liquid. After one or two less-than-inspiring experiences with Orbitz myself, I did what many of my friends had done: I put the unopened bottle up on my shelf and admired its pretty colors and its eternal snowglobe suspension. If for some reason you ever wanted to drink a lava lamp. Even though we had picked Orbitz as a sure-fire extinct beverage two years ago, it's kind of surprising it went under so quickly. It's a nice present, and there are many useful recipes in here. As I indeed delved further into their bowels, I discovered a page of e-mail from people who had tried Orbitz. I can remember trying Orbitz in high school, it actually was not too bad Orbitz (soft drink) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. those little gelatin balls were so good! Orbitz - the drink of the future! ga('create', 'UA-40966954-1', 'poprewind.com'); Orbitz has a web site. 125. -Mountain Blackberry Clearly Canadian, Balls: There was this drink brought out back in the early 2000's called orbitz. Remember when I mentioned Clearly Canadian a couple paragraphs ago? When Orbitz soda was launched, it offered something unique and exciting: small edible balls. Introduced in the late ‘90s, Orbitz was widely seen as a marketing disaster. joe@joelavin.com, May 3, 2005 google_ad_width = 120; Try it." Before we get too far, chia seeds can be dangerous so make sure you soak them and don’t eat them dry and choke on them. Well, there's a simple and plausible explanation. -1 tbsp chia seeds The Orbitz drink was a short-lived soft drink released by The Clearly Food & Beverage Company of Canada in 1997. Actually, the balls were not suspended because of their equal density with the liquid, although the densities were close. I think Orbitz should go down in history as the most awkward phase of the '90s , like, ever. Orbitz is the product name of a discontinued noncarbonated fruit-flavored beverage, made by The Clearly Food & Beverage Company of Canada, makers of Clearly Canadian.It was introduced 1997 and quickly disappeared due to poor sales. With 1,420 calories and 107 grams of fat, this burger contains two 1/3-pound beef patties, four strips of bacon, three slices of cheese, and mayonnaise on a buttered sesame seed bun. I caught one with my teeth and bit into it. Archived. In reality, according to an ACS article ( http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=vc2%5C1rp%5Crp1_orbitz.html ), the manufacturer used gellan gum to create an invisible 'spider web' that held the balls up in the drink. I even paid money for it. Archives/Links ", Chairman of the Board: "Round Floaty Chunks! ( More... ), December 14, 2004 Whatever you guys are on, I want some.". I guess bubble tea might be in the same family, like a weird distant cousin you only see when someone dies. I planted that seed for a reason. (It didn’t help that the beverage used the word “bowels” in its marketing materials.) im not sure you could make it at home, the little balls were made of xantham gum, but you can probably find the ingredients online, not sure about a recipe. google_cpa_choice = "CAAQjeWZzgEaCGUPemYRwK8bKPG193M"; Disclaimer: While we work to ensure that product information is correct, on occasion manufacturers may alter their ingredient lists.Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our Web site. I bought it merely as public service to help you, my readers, navigate through the often confusing world of beverages. Check back every Tuesday for another column. Rich, I say.". ( More... ),