Well here we are at review 100. First off thanks for your readership as we moved from our humble beginnings on livejournal, to the multi-million dollar corporation we are today. Oh wait… we haven’t made a dime, but we’re millionaires at heart. Today’s beverage was the most suggested beverage when we asked our readers what the 100th review should be… Moxie. If you listened to the Popcast you'd know that.
Moxie is one of the oldest sodas out there, some say THE oldest. Really it’s very close between Moxie, Vernor’s Ginger Soda, and Hire’s Root Beer. Looking upon the label I can tell you right away that this is no longer the original formula. Replaced with chemicals I assume, with one exception that reads “Gentian Root Extractives”. I’m pretty sure that one ingredient is going to give off a very unique flavor. Before I go any further I just want to mention how much I enjoy the label art of Moxie. The label is a man in a business suit pointing at you… it’s amazing.
Upon opening up the bottle, with a rather bland cap I might add, it smells like it’s going to be one of the most awesome, unique root beers you’ve ever had. I would even go so far as to say that it smells like a root beer/cola mix. Let’s drink.
The initial taste of moxie is great! It has that root beer cola flavor you thought you would taste after smelling it. It’s cool, refreshing, unique… something you could really see yourself buying from here on out. “To Hell with Coke!” you’d say “I’m a Moxie Man now!” Then something would go wrong in your mouth. That sweet root beer/cola taste would fade away as the Moxie started its journey down your gullet. What was once good, would now be replaced with evil. The taste of pennies, dirt, and un-sweetened envelope glue now dance upon your tongue. Your first reaction is to drink some more. “This can’t be the aftertaste,” you’d say, “More Moxie should fix this right up.” It won’t. Sure, as long as the liquid stays in your mouth you avoid the horrible aftertaste, but who’s going to walk around with Moxie constantly swishing around their teeth. While I don’t agree with pouring sodas over ice, this (ironically our 100th review) is a soda which must be. Fortunately, pouring Moxie over ice cuts the horrible after taste in half. It’s like watching your favorite sports team do really well against someone they weren’t supposed to beat, only in the 2nd half to have your entire team break their legs. This is such a historic drink, with such a unique flavor that I have to recommend you try it. So there you have it, one of the oldest sodas available, and our 100th review. The next milestone is probably 250, so be patient, and keep reading. Thanks!
Verdict: Buy a Bottle!