Mountain Dew Supernova — one of 3 finalists in the DEWmocracy campaign for “the next Mountain Dew” — tastes like a syrupy, fake-flavor strawberry soda, similar in execution to Fanta Strawberry, Tropicana Twister Strawberry, and Strawberry Crush. It hides behind the brand awareness of Mountain Dew and the inclusion of ginseng, because as a stand-alone product, it’s not new or innovative. Lackluster at best.
If you like your soft drinks tasting like carbonated cough syrup, then Strawberry Crush is for you. Like most strawberry soft drinks, its flavor is extremely on the fake side. It tastes a lot like Fanta Strawberry, and that’s not a good thing. You are hit with an overtly sweet, syrupy taste that is compounded by the use of high fructose corn syrup.
Jelly Doughnut Soda? It’s another flavor found in the Chanukah Pack, part of the 2007 Jones Soda Holiday collection. There really isn’t much of a donut flavor here. Rather, this soft drink is primarily a strawberry-flavored drink, and not a very solid one at that. Sweet, syrupy, but underwhelming overall.
Jones Soda Strawberry S’lime Soda is another installment in the 2007 Jones Soda Halloween collection. Not quite a pure strawberry flavor, it doesn’t really matter, as the amount of sweetness is sure to put you into a diabetic coma within seconds of consumption. Great for the first couple of sips, but hard to get an entire 8 oz. can down.
Like the rest of the Tropicana Twister Soda line from Pepsi (which also includes previously-reviewed Citrus and Orange flavors), Tropicana Twister Soda Strawberry is underwhelming and poorly executed. The flavor is extremely fake and syrupy. It’s not a pleasurable experience to take part in consuming this soda.