Review: Sidral Mundet Manzana Verde (Green Apple)

We’ve previously reviewed Sidral Mundet, the lightly carbonated apple soda from Mexico. There’s a second flavor available that highlights the flavors of green apples, Sidral Mundet Manzana Verde.

Sidral Mundet Manzana Verde (Green Apple)

It’s been made available here in the U.S. since 1988 by Novamex, and like the flagship red apple flavor, comes packaged in a 12 oz. glass bottle that proudly proclaims “Made in Mexico.” While most press is associated with the original flavor, you’ll find some mention of the green apple flavor in official materials:

Sidral Mundet does not live in the past and continues to be a contemporary brand known for its high quality, great taste and adaptability to the present. Today, Mundet increased its flavors and introduced Mundet Green Apple, tangy and refreshing also made with apple as a flavoring.

When you look at this beverage, is somewhat resembles the coloring of mint mouthwash (mmmm, Mexican Scope!). Remove the bottle cap and a strong bitter apple scent can easily be detected. Yet, there’s something a tad bit fake about it.

I guess that fakeness continues on to the flavor somewhat. Like original Sidral Mundet, Mundet Manzana Verde is lightly carbonated. It’s pretty sweet and the green apple flavoring is obvious. However, unlike Sidral Mundet, this green apple version doesn’t come off as authentic in flavoring. The ingredients denote the use of “artificial flavors,” something the original does not. While it’s not bad overall, I’d definitely take the original red apple flavor over this green apple rendition. Despite the use of “natural sugar” (whatever that is), something just doesn’t seem right to warrant a repurchase.

Sidral Mundet Manzana Verde
Carbonated water, natural sugar, citric and malic acid, artificial flavors, apple juice (from concentrate), natural caramel color, sodium benzoate (as preservative), Yellow 5, and Blue 1

A 12 oz. bottle contains 165 calories, 105 mg sodium, and 40.5 g carbs (40.5 g sugars). Caffeine free.