I’m trying to alternate between “odd” and “normal” flavors of the sodas sent to me by Old 52. Looking at what I have in stock I realized that I’m going to run out of the “normals” fairly soon. Therefore today’s soda shall be placed in the “odd” category. Rocket Fizz Banana Nut is what’s on the plate…erm… in the bottle today! You may remember our first Rocket Fizz review, and it would make sense if you did since it was only three reviews ago. Rocket Fizz uses cane sugar… oh sorry, PURE cane sugar, to sweeten and a variety of chemicals and natural flavors to flavor. Rocket Fizz Banana Nut has an American beer like color, or something similar to mixing orange soda with lemonade. I’m most interested in seeing if I can taste the nut in this banana nut soda. For my 29 and younger readers here’s where you make a joke about nut soda… I know I have.
The smell is impressive. The aroma reminds me of banana nut bread and the auto shop where I get my oil changed. That’s not to say it smells like a garage just that my auto shop smells rather pleasant and more like banana nut bread than I originally thought. I wish it smelled of warm banana nut bread, but I can see how that might be difficult to replicate with a cold beverage. On with the tasting!
Rocket Fizz is really good at what they do. They put out these flavors like S’more and Banana Nut which you wouldn’t think would work as a soda… yet they do. This tastes like banana nut bread, and yes youthful readers I can really taste the nuts. The carbonation level here is very strong as thousands of tiny bubbles explode on the surface of your tongue, screaming in the process as if they’re trying to get the most out of their fleeting lives before they die. The aftertaste of Rocket Fizz Banana Nut is very similar to those orange foamy candy circus peanuts you might find in your stocking if you’re my step-mother. She loves them so very much. This means that the after taste hints a little of how paint smells, but nothing so terrible I wouldn’t recommend consuming this beverage. Over all Rocket Fizz did a fantastic job replicating banana nut bread with the flavors of all three coming through in the perfect ratio. Could I drink a bunch of these in a row? No, but I would like to have multiple on hand.
Verdict – Buy a Pack
Twist first invented banana nut bread as a way to stave off the flu.