Review: Surge (2014)


Surge (2014)

It arrived in the 90′s. Challenged Mountain Dew. Failed. Grew a rabid fanbase. Now Surge returns 12 years after being discontinued. Is the fuss worth it?

Review: Topo Sabores Pineapple


Topo Sabores Pineapple

A very sweet, very fake, very syrupy pineapple soda from Mexico. Keep your passport for something else.

Review: Mountain Dew Kickstart – Limeade & Black Cherry


Mountain Dew Kickstart - Limeade & Black Cherry

Limeade and Black Cherry are tasty, though with the rebooted definition of what “Kickstart” means (i.e. not just for mornings), marketplace confusion is a high probability.

Coming Soon: Mountain Dew Kickstart – Black Cherry & Limeade


Mountain Dew Kickstart - Black Cherry & Limeade

After launching their “morning Dew with juice” lineup in 2003, Pepsi is adding two new flavors to the Kickstart world: Black Cherry and Limeade. We’re skeptical.

Coming Soon: Mango Citrus Sol & Pina Sol


Mango Citrus Sol & Pina Sol

Pepsi targets the Hispanic market dominated by Jarritos, expanding their Manzanita Sol lineup with 2 new flavors: Mango Citrus Sol (mango citrus) and Pina Sol (pineapple).

Review: Tamarindo Sol


Tamarindo Sol

Savory, sweet, and sour… all at the same time. This lightly-carbonated, tamarind-flavored beverage is tasty and refreshing, though the use of more authentic ingredients would be welcomed.

Review: Manzanita Sol


Manzanita Sol

Refreshing, carbonated apple soda, with a subtle welcomed bitterness. Light, but syrupy… not as clean as Sidral Mundet. Contains no actual apple juice.

Review: Arizona Lemon Lime Rickey, Grape Lime Rickey, & Mango Lime Rickey


Arizona Lemon Lime Rickey, Grape Lime Rickey, & Mango Lime Rickey

After successfully carbonating cherry and lime, Arizona’s Lime Rickey line grows to add tasty additions with Lemon and Mango, but the best flavor is by far the Grape!

Review: Arizona Chocolate Fudge Float Soda


Arizona Chocolate Fudge Float Soda

Low-calorie novelty beverage that harkens back to Canfield’s first chocolate fudge soft drink. Tasty, if you can reconcile with the unique carbonated chocolate mouthfeel. Packaging isn’t practical for multiple individual servings, but great to share with a friend!

Review: Capone Family Secret Ginger Beer


Capone Family Secret Ginger Beer

Featuring a smooth, yet awakening throat burn that’s a great cap to the flavor experience, while the sweetness brings you back for another sip of ginger goodness.