So the last review I did was for Sodafruit Apple Crumble and it blew me away. Today we take another look at Sodafruit, but this time the cards aren’t in their favor and here’s why. Apple is one of my favorite flavors of soda… strawberry is not due to the fact that strawberry soda is usually over sweetened to the point of being sickly. I’m not saying that there aren’t good strawberry sodas out there; I’m just saying that there aren’t many that agree with my palate. Hopefully my concerns are nullified due to Sodafruit’s simple ingredient list which is as follows: Carbonated water, cane sugar, strawberries, lemon juice, citric acid, and preservative (202). With an ingredient list as simple as that (minus the preservative of course) I’d say Sodafruit Strawberry Soda has a decent chance of setting itself apart from the sticky sugary soda I associate with strawberries. Onward!
Upon opening I get a very natural smelling strawberry scent and understandably so since there are bits of strawberry floating around in the bottle. The scent also reminds me of one of those real fancy strawberry lemonades you might get from one of them sit down eateries, the kind you don’t get free refills on. There’s only one way to figure out if my nose is telling my tongue the truth… well there’s probably a few, but drinking seems the best at the moment.
That’s damn good. The natural strawberry taste shines through like gangbusters and it’s been sweetened to just the right amount. A light fizz is ever present keeping the drink fun with every sip. I find myself licking my lips to get every last bit of flavor I possibly missed during the initial swig. The floating strawberry bits I mentioned earlier are noticeable, but unobtrusive. If you’ve ever had natural strawberry lemonade with chunks of strawberry you know that despite its name strawberry doesn’t play well with straws as it keeps getting stuck within them creating “lemonade rage”. If you were to consume Soda fruit Strawberry soda via straw you would have no such “rage”. Since I’m on the topic of strawberry lemonade once again I must mention that the lemon juice used in the making of this soda can be seen in the shadows if you look hard enough. If you’re a fan of Seuss then just picture the strawberry soda as Horton while the lemon juice sits atop the clover he protects with his life.
With that last analogy being average at best and my Sodafruit Strawberry Soda bottle sadly empty it’s time to wrap up. Sodafruit Strawberry is a wonderful experience of natural strawberry taste. While noticeably sweet it’s not so much that you’ll regret coming back for more as the light carbonation keeps you interested. I have no problem saying that at this point in time it’s the best strawberry soda I’ve ever had.
Verdict – Buy Stock in the Company
This soda supplied to us by Sodafruit.
I even licked Twist to get the flavor off of him