Wow, it's time for another giant taste test. This time I've been able to find a ridiculous number of Faygo sodas!
We tasted them in a random order, but I'll be going in the order I listed them above.
Black Cherry - Chi likes it. Alli and Ian think it's really good. Very fizzy. A little Dr pepper taste. It's not medicine cherry taste. It's good. A great start.
Candy Apple - Donald - I like this! Very surprising. Everyone was shocked on this one. It's not a green apple flavor. It's a different apple flavor. Amy - I like that. Tastes like a candy popsicle. Like maybe a Lemonhead Applehead flavor.
Cherry Cola - I do not like this cherry flavor. We usually like cherry cola but this one wasn't good. It's got an odd cherry flavor. Many shared my opinion.
Cola - Small carbonation. Little bubbles. Not Rita's favorite cola. It's not as good as Coke or Pepsi, but I'm not sure why.
Cotton Candy - The one Ian was looking forward to most. But now it's his least favorite. He tossed it into the grass. Theresa thinks it tastes like carbonated cotton candy, and that's not a good thing for her. Very carbonated. Definitely tastes like what it's supposed to. I don't want 24 ounces of that, but I do like it. Donald agrees. It takes him back to his childhood.
Cream Soda - Does have a bit of fizz. Theresa loves cream soda. It's got a good vanilla flavor to it. Reminded me of IBC. Theresa and Rita both like the flavor and the carbonation. Rita - The cream soda was delish. Theresa - I want that vanilla cream soda in the fridge when we're done.
Doctor Faygo - Smells just like Dr Pepper. Alli says it's so good. Ian too. Might not be as sweet as Dr Pepper. Light carbonation but some people liked the light carbonation.
Ginger Ale - It's a light ginger ale flavor but a good ginger ale flavor. Has a whole bunch of carbonation. Donald thinks it would be great if you added another juice to it. Austin likes it a lot.
Chi, you can stop. You don't need to get sick. The rest of you do have to continue.
Grape - Donald's top 3. He chooses to buy Faygo Grape back home. It's a good grape. Alli - It tastes like medicine! Donald - No, try it, it's better. Joe - Actually Alli loves grape medicine. That's a compliment. Alli ranks it really high.
Raspberry Blueberry - Theresa just doesn't like blue drinks. They always have that blue icee flavor and she doesn't care for it. Austin confirms, this is a melted icee flavor. Ian's new favorite. Alli's second favorite. Not Donald's favorite.
Rock & Rye - People love this in Detroit. Cherry cream soda. Ty likes this back home. For some reason, Donald can't even drink this one. It's terrible to him. It's the first one he poured out. He rejects it. "It's like they messed up!" Theresa - They took all the nastiness and combined them into one drink. Donald - Like a suicide, where you combine all the flavors at a soda fountain into one cup. Ian and Alli hated it too. Austin thinks it tastes like medicine. Amy - I can handle the Red Pop better than the Rock & Rye.
Faygo Twist - Amy - I like it. It's got a Sprite kind of flavor to it.
Moon Mist Green - Light carbonation. Like a lemon-lime. Austin's favorite so far. Despite having all this soda in his belly, he wants another cup of it poured for him.
Moon Mist Blue - Berry flavored. Ian - YUM! Austin's new favorite. He said he loves that flavor. Ian's favorite so far too. Theresa, Rita, Donald. No thank you. Rita - It's not for me. Theresa - Tastes like a melted slurpee.
Ohana Punch - Not carbonated. Alli says it's really good. Totally her favorite. Calls it Oha punch. Tastes better than hawaiian punch. A little more mild than real hawaiian punch, but really good flavor.
Orange - No fizz here. Many liked the flavor. Like McDonald's Hi-C.
Peach - Everyone likes peach. Smells very sweet. Ian loves this. It's really good. Amy thinks so too.
Pineapple - Donald is pumped to try this one. Smells really nice. Austin says it smells like a Dole Whip. Donald says it smells incredible. Very light carbonation. Like a juice almost. Everyone loved the flavor of this one. And yes, it tastes like a carbonated Dole Whip. Awesome.
Red Pop - Rita thinks it tastes like medicine. Theresa too. Looks like strawberries on the package. Ian is a fan. Alli loves it. Donald says people make floats out of this in Michigan. Austin says it's like the syrup from maraschino cherries, but in strawberry form.
Root Beer - Not fizzy enough for Rita. Smells like A&W. Rita is really missing the foam. She said the grape foamed even more than the root beer and that's just not right. Needs more bite. Similar to the sarsparilla we tried in Kansas. I would like a stronger flavor.
Whew, that was a lot of different flavors of pop to try! After all that, what were the favorites?
Black Cherry - Chi, Richard, Austin
Peach - Amy, Theresa
Pineapple - Joe, Rita
Ginger Ale - Donald
Moon Mist Blue - Ian
Ohana Punch - Alli
Second places for many were the Vanilla Cream Soda, Black Cherry. Surprises were the Candy Apple and the Cotton Candy. They tasted a lot better than people were expecting.
The worst were Red Pop, Cherry Cola, and a special callout for the Rock & Rye.
Looking at the Faygo website there's still some more flavors I want to try. Fireworks (like a bomb pop, cherry/lime/blue raspberry), Pineapple Orange, Pineapple Watermelon, Strawberry Banana, and Kiwi Strawberry. I'll be on the lookout for them in the future!
What a "popping, fizzy" taste test...Wow, to go through 20 of them!...everyone's stomach must have been really "burping" :-) The Faygo site descriptions are cute...but some of the reactions by the tasters were cute/funny, too! ("took all the nastiness and combined them into one drink", "like a suicide!", "tastes like grape medicine"---but meant as a high compliment!, "like the syrup from maraschino cherries, but in strawberry form", "carbonated dole whip", and "YUM"---says it all in one word!) What a wild but flavorful taste test! Amazing you & Theresa were able to bicycle back all those sodas PLUS the other groceries you originally came for! Little did Grandpa know that a supermarket was named after him :-) EOMReplyDelete
im a huge soda fan and consider faygos exotic where i live. just recently tried my first one and cotton candy is def now one of my all time faves. this post was very wholesome and i hope to have a big family and camping trips like this one day:) thank you for the smile, from CDA idahoReplyDelete