Review: Topo Sabores Pineapple

Topo Sabroes is a line of flavored sodas from Mexico, similar to Jarritos. Owned by the folks behind Topo Chino mineral water, the brand was introduced to the U.S. back in 1987. Today we look at Topo Sabores Pineapple.

Topo Sabores Pineapple

Topo Sabores Pineapple

Packaged in glass 12 oz bottles with transparent sticker labels, the green/red/yellow color scheme is quite attractive. The drink itself is bright yellow in color with a distinct “this smells like fake pineapple” scent popular with similar drinks, such as Fanta Pineapple or Big Pineapple. Curiously, the ingredients note that its sweetened with both high fructose corn syrup and cane sugar. Um, OK.

And sweet this drink is! It’s quite high on the “wow, my mouth didn’t know it was going to be hit with that much sugar” index. Topo Sabores Pineapple is quite syrupy as well. It tastes very fake in the flavoring. To me, this sort of thing is very hit-or-miss. If you dig other pineapple sodas, you aren’t in for much of a surprise here. However, outside of that familiarity, it’s definitely something to take a pass on. Not impressed.

Topo Sabores Pineapple Soda
Carbonated water (water, carbon dioxide), high fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, citric acid, artificial flavor, sodium benzoate (preservative), modified food starch, artificial color (Yellow 5, 6), glyceryl triacetate, brominated vegetable oil

A 12 oz bottle contains 160 calories, 20 mg sodium, and 41 g carbs (40 g sugars)

Keep your passport for something else.