Monday, August 08, 2016

Pepsi Is Bringing Back An Oldie

Well, they say that everything that is old is new again and that apparently holds true for the iconic Crystal Pepsi. It's been out for awhile in Canada, but should start hitting the shelves any day now in the US. Here's hoping that Pepsi enjoys some success with this, as many fans of the original wanted it back. We'll just have to see how it does!

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Two New Canned Offerings From Pepsi

The folks at PepsiCo are coming out with two new offerings in the premium market. 1893 Cola offers all natural ingredients and comes in two flavours, Cola and Ginger. They are certainly taking advantage of the changing tastes of their target audience and have a good leg up on their competition in this arena. I'm looking forward to trying these out when they hit my area. While I might prefer a nice glass bottle, it cannot be denied that cans have a place. This will be a new experience, I can't think of any premium Soda's that come in cans off the top of my head. Way to go PepsiCo!

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Video Gaming And Soda Cross The Streams

Here's a cool new Soda hitting the shelves. For those who may be fans of the Fallout video game series, Bethesda games has teamed up with Jones Soda to make a version of Nuka Cola Quantum, the ubiquitous Soda found in many places across the nuclear blasted landscape of the Fallout world. Obviously a celebration and tie in to the very soon to be released Fallout 4. No-one's sure of the flavour yet, but it is a nifty glowing blue colour. I'll definitely have to grab a couple of bottles of this one. One or two to collect and a couple to taste. As a Fallout fan this is doubly amusing and fascinating for me. They will be exclusive to Target stores, so at least they will be available in most areas.

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Friday, September 04, 2015

Born On The Bayou

For the Labour Day Weekend I have a Soda from the South. Swamp Pop Noble Cane Cola, from Lafayette, Louisiana by way of Cost Plus World Market in Carmel, Indiana. I had hoped to pick up one of Swamp Pop's Root Beers, but alas they were not in stock. Fortunately, they did have their Cane Sugar Sweetened Noble Cola and a couple of other flavours on the shelf, so I availed myself of these and the Cola came up first in the rotation.
   I'm really looking forward to this. Been a while since I've had a tasty Cola based Soda. And I must say I really like the retro styled label. It adds a nice touch to the overall feel. Also, a church key is required to open it, it's not a twist off.
   The aroma, when first opened, is reminiscent of nothing so much as a old candy store from my youth. A mixture of scents that beckons one inside, sweet and spicy. It has a nice carbonation fizz and a head that lingers, like a good Root Beer.
   The initial flavour of the Cola is not one of Cola, as you might expect. It is a hit of sugar and herbaceous flavour, with a fruitiness to it, (possibly the figs shown on the label). Totally unexpected and rather nice. It's got a full mouth feel to it and a sweetness that lingers on the palate.  The flavour lingers on your tongue for quite a while and it's very pleasant. The Cola flavour is subdued, but not lost in the other flavours. For someone like me, who grew up on the Gulf Coast, the flavour brings back memories. This Cola is reminiscent of the flavours of the Coast. The folks at Swamp Pop did a good job with this one. It's unlike any other Cola I've had in recent memory and it's quite tasty to boot. I'll certainly be quite happy to have this Cola again and am looking forward to their other offerings, (which are also uniquely Southern in nature). Now if I can just find their Root Beer somewhere!


Carbonated Water
Sugar (Louisiana Cane Sugar)
Caramel Color
Natural Flavors
Phosphoric Acid
Sodium Benzoate
Potassium Sorbate
Quillaja Extract

Noble Cane Cola from Swamp Pop gets a 8.5 out of 10.

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