When of the Jerks (its ironic because they are both so incredibly nice.) came to me and asked me to review Jarritos Pineapple soda, I got excited. Pineapple soda is one of my favorites. I think it goes Cherry cola, Cherry soda, Pineapple soda. In that order. That being said, I have yet to try Virgil’s Real Cola and that has received rave reviews from just about every person I know, but until then, Pineapple > just about everything else ever. Two things immediately stand out to me: 1) It comes in a glass bottle. Fancy. 2) It is made with 100% real sugar. That is Azucar Real-o in Spanish. Or maybe it isn’t. and c) It has almost no scent what so ever. That kind of scares me a little. Pineapple flavoring is typically pretty bold, and taste is 90% smell so by my calculations this will be 83.6% tasteless.
Well the good news is my math was wrong: It is only about 4% tasteless. It does not quite punch the same kick as say a Sunkist or a Pinafiel. Now that doesn’t mean that it is lacking in any way shape or form, because occasionally Sunkist can be a little too overbearing with the flavor, but Jarritos does not suffer from that problem. I don’t really have anything negative to say about this soda, but I don’t have anything positive to say about it either. It is completely ordinary. The flavor isn’t quite as bold, and the carbonation not quite as harsh. It is your typical pineapple soda as far as taste and refreshment qualities go. The only real difference is the sugar replacing the high fructose corn syrup. So wait, the managed to create a pineapple soda that tastes exactly like pineapple soda but without high fructose corn syrup? Well then maybe Jarritos is a winner after all!
Verdict – Buy a pack.
Three, three, three drinks in one.... picture.