Let me start off this review, which you would know the outcome of if you listened to Popcast Episode 29, by stating the fact that I’m not all that fond of blueberries. I like blueberry muffins but that’s pretty much where my love for the tiny spherical fruit ends. I do not like them in the raw; I do not like them in my jaw. I do not want them in my cakes; they make my taste buds slightly ache. I will not eat them with a goat; I will not eat them in a moat. I do not like the berries blue; but I would not mind a new kazoo. There… point made. On the other hand this is Maine Root Blueberry Soda. Maine Root sodas are known for including fair trade ingredients with an excellent quality about them. Hopefully that will help sway the flavor to something closer to my liking. On with the drinking!
Ok, so I haven’t tasted it yet but if you’ve read any of my reviews you know that I huff my beverage first to get you a little bit more information about them. This one smells remarkably like blueberries but not overly so. It’s a nice sweet smell without being too powerful. No without further adieu… the first sip.
Delicious! This is a fantastic soda! The blueberry flavoring (created by using actual blueberry juice) is flavored just right. This isn’t as tart as a raw blueberry would be, nor is it as sweet as you might find in a pie. I compare the aftertaste to that of a blueberry muffin, without the warm bread of course. For someone who isn’t all that fond of blueberries I must say that I’m highly impressed. For a company to make me like something I normally do not is truly a success on their part! Maine Root Blueberry Soda also packs the perfect amount of carbonation for its flavor. It’s not necessarily a smooth beverage but a blueberry soda shouldn’t be in my opinion. Sorry if my words seem a little jumbled but I’m generally excited about this soda. The only downside I’ve noticed is that the flavor degrades the warmer the bottle gets. I know this is common with all sodas but this one seems to be doing so at a much quicker pace. So as I chug the last bit of Maine Root Blueberry Soda I’ll leave you with this… the rating.
Verdict – Buy a Pallet!
It stands alone in awesome blueberry taste... on a Formica counter top