Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Red Rock Cola

Every so often you come across that's been around awhile, changed hands, been reformulated, reborn and is now back in a limited supply. Such is the case with Red Rock Premium Cola. The Red Rock label has been around since 1885 and their Cola has been in existence since 1938. Today there are only a handful of distributors remaining and the Cola syrup formulation is produced by Sensient Technologies in Indianapolis, Indiana. The bottle of Red Rock I obtained came from Clayton Distributors of Atlanta, Georgia.

As Colas go Red Rock is average. Despite the labels assertion that the Cola has "Just The Right Bite", there isn't a lot of bite to Red Rock. It has a light Cola scent and a decent carbonation that adds a small bite. The Cola flavour has a bevy of undertones ranging from a slight spiciness to woody undertones. There is a nice balance between sweetness and flavour with Red Rock, something other drink manufacturers should take note of.

While there isn't a right amount of bite there is a decent flavour augmented by pure Cane Sugar. Red Rock Premium Cola leaves a nice clean aftertaste that is lightly sweet. All in all it is a well done effort that leaves you wanting something more. It's an average Cola, but not a bad one and you won't be disappointed if you buy one.

Ingredients:
Carbonated Water
100% Pure Cane Sugar
Caramel Color
Phosphoric Acid
Caffeine
Natural Flavor

Red Rock Premium Cola gets a 5/10.

(For an in depth look at Red Rocks history try Soda Traderz by Coke Girl)

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7 Comments:

Blogger Anna said...

That is a pretty good description! I actually love Red Rock Cola and think it is better than Coke. I was just reviewing it on my blog and came across your blog while looking for places online that carry it. It looks like almost no one does, though.

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any soda made with cane sugar is going to taste better than any corn sugar soda.

3:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually have a question...i have an old can of red rock soda with babe ruths pix on it. cannot find it anywhere on line to see if it might be a collectors item. only found bottles no cans

12:48 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

You might check the collectors sections at BevNet, someone there might have a better idea.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Doc Zola said...

Let us know where you are and we can try and get you some Red Rock product. We are distributing it now from Pipeline Brands www.pipelinebrandsusa.com - you can email Guy from the website.-

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Red Rock is my favorite drink. I wish they had them in VA. I have to go back home to SC to get one.

2:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have some in the Brandermill section of Midlothian at the Farmers market

7:24 PM  

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