Thursday, November 16, 2023

Zia Sandia Cola: Watermelon, Mint, and Lime

Here's another soda that my friends sent me:

Zia Sandia

Zia Sandia
I was looking for a line like "separation or floating ingredients is normal" after seeing stuff at the bottom!


Brand: Zia Sandia.  

Origin: Taos, New Mexico.

Purchase Place: Smith's, Kaysville, UT.

Sweetener: Cane Sugar.

Review: This was intriguing to me. I thought the flavor combo sounded like a possible hit! But it was a little to tart and "zingy" for me. This is definitely an "adult" soda as it's not very sweet but has a lot of flavor. There's a subtle watermelon flavor/sweetness that is then met with a punch of mint and lime later in each sip. It's the mint and lime combo that I'm not 100% sold on - it's unique and it tastes sort of how you'd expect, but it's not ALL that tasty. Not sure what to think about this one... but it DID grow on me a bit as I kept sipping on the bottle (and it's definitely a "sipping" soda - this is not something that you'd chug!), so it raised the score from a 4 earlier on to a 5 by the end.

Score: 5 out of 10.


  1. I really wish we could get those locally. That sounds right up my alley.

    1. For the right person, this would be good! I hope you can find it. It just wasn't my jam.