It seems like just last week when I first tried Chubby brand beverages. Oh yeah, it was! Today’s 250 ml. bottle is full of Tutti Frutti flavored Chubby brand soda. I have higher hopes for the Tutti Frutti (already annoying to spell) flavor soda because it’s has a wider spectrum of what it should taste like than say blueberry. The little chubby mascot on the front of the bottle is playing either tennis or racquetball. I’m not sure if either have anything to do with Tutti Frutti, but I’ll still give it a shot. Remember Chubby brand sodas use cane sugar for sweetening so we’re already starting off on the right foot. Let’s proceed, shall we?
Mmmmm, that smells like delicious cherry, orange, strawberry, sweet, sugary goodness. So in short, it smells like red kool-aid. I’m literally salivating at the prospect of trying this beverage in front of me that could taste like red kool-aid. Enough with the smells.
I feverishly chugged half the bottle down with the anticipation that it would be a carbonated red kool-aid soda. While I wasn’t disappointed in the flavor it is not red kool-aid soda. Chubby Tutti Frutti gives you the initial cherry/strawberry flavoring you’d expect with just a touch of carbonation. While this is all fine and dandy like sour candy the finish is where this beverage falls short of what it could be. The mid-taste to aftertaste portion of this particular type of Chubby tastes like a cherry cough drop. It’s not sorta like a cherry cough drop, it doesn’t remind me of a cherry cough drop, it tastes exactly like a cherry cough drop (Halls to be exact) without the medicinal qualities. So in short here’s what you get. You get a red kool-aidesque slightly carbonated beverage that tastes like a cough drop 50% of the time you’re consuming it. Is it terrible? No, not at all, in fact I finished the bottle just fine. Is it better than Chubby BlueBerry? Yes, yes it is. While Chubby Tutti Frutti might not be the best example of a fruit punch soda, it does have enough positive qualities to warrant its rating.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
Faux Fact: Twist founded Wimbledon