Who doesn’t like fruit punch? Raise your hand. Ok… the three of you in the world that don’t enjoy some aspect of fruit punch may leave. The rest of you get to watch The Muppet Movie! Sadly no, I tricked you. The rest of you get to now read my review of Jarritos Fruit Punch! I expect great things from this soda as Jarritos really hasn’t let me down yet, and the fruit punch “flavor” has a very liberal taste definition amongst other drinks. My initial gaze at the bottle immediately notices its healthy red color which pops (HA!) nicely to the eye. Enough chatter, let’s get started.
The initial scent reminded me of what I might smell if I was eating a fruit punch sno-cone. It’s definitely a sweet smell but not overly sweet if my nose is indeed telling the truth. I really thought the scent would be a bit more powerful but I really have to inhale at the lip of the bottle to really get any scent at all. You’re never going to accidentally smell this. Ok, on to the fun part.
The first thing my mouth feels when I take a swig is a barrage of tiny carbonation bubbles, so much that the initial flavor is masked by them. They quickly give way to what I can best describe as a strawberry/cherry/slight citrusy flavor. Honestly, I can’t identify every fruit in this particular fruit punch. It’s sweet but as I assumed by its smell not overly so. You could drink this with a meal and not be worried about spoiling dessert. As quickly as the flavor hits your tongue it begins to leave. Sure there are remnants of it left within the walls of your mouth but the real memory comes from the bubbly burning sensation left on your tongue. It’s like world history in your mouth. Your tongue is a new country and the carbonation bubbles show up to live there. They’re happy, they’re cool, and they have families, and carbo-dogs and such. Meanwhile the fruit punch flavoring is getting a big jealous so it decides to show up and crush the carbonation with delicious flavors. Being frail, the bubbles succumb to this attack and vanish for the time being. Happy in its victory, the flavor continues on into your body looking for other things to conquer. Little does the flavor know that it’s all downhill from here. Meanwhile, a few bubbles have survived the onslaught and begin to rebuild on your tongue. “What an enjoyable sensation!” you say. Your words cause tremendous earthquakes amongst the bubble population causing mass hysteria, and eventually the bubbles are no more. After both the bubbles and flavor have left your mouth the indigenous taste buds come out and cheer… for they are the true victors in this story.
Verdict – Buy a Pack
Note: This soda was given to us by Jarritos.
Twist's favorite Muppet is Rowlf.