Friday, July 27, 2018

Jones Grape Soda

The grocery store in Alexandria (Elden's) had a sale on Jones soda on an end-cap:

Jones Soda in Alexandria

So I grabbed two. The first one I opened was grape at the cabin:

Jones Grape Soda

Brand: Jones Grape Soda

Origin: Made in Canada.

Purchase Place: Elden's Grocery Store, Alexandria, MN.

Sweetener: Inverted Cane Sugar. 

Review: This was OK. It was a little “sharper” than I’d prefer, when I hoped it was smoother. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t have the best flavor. Overall, just a bit lower than average.

Score: 4 out of 10.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tower Root Beer

Sorry for the big break between posts! We had a 6-day trip to 11 state parks earlier this month (see photos in THIS POST and in THIS POST). But now I'm back, and I cracked into some root beer last night:

Tower Root Beer

Brand: Tower Root Beer.

Origin: North Reading, MA.

Purchase Place: Blue Sun Soda, Spring Lake Park, MN.

Sweetener: Cane Sugar.

Review: This wasn't anything too unique, but it was good. It was a nice balance of "smooth" and "bite," and there was just a hint of anise for a little kick. Nothing fancy, but it was good.

Score: 7 out of 10.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Yacht Club Black Cherry

I opened this tonight while I was gathering some files at work:

Yacht Club Black Cherry

Brand: Yacht Club Black Cherry.

Origin: Centredale, Rhode Island.

Purchase Place: Blue Sun Soda, Spring Lake Park, MN.

Sweetener: Pure Cane Sugar.

Review: This had a lot of KICK for a black cherry soda. It wasn't necessarily a fantastic flavor, but it was a lot of it - it COMMITTED to a flavor, which I can respect. A little odd chemically taste at the end, so it wasn't the best. Still, not horrible. I'll rate it just below average.

Score: 4.5 out of 10.