Jarritos does such a great job making sodas that we’ve reviewed every one of them so far… except Strawberry. Our bottle of strawberry was lost to some goblins in a fan’s house. One day… one day. Any who, imagine my joy when a fan of ours, “AX2”, brought me a bottle of Jarritos Mexican Cola. I wasn’t even aware Jarritos sold a cola in the United States so I had to research. What I found was that Jarritos Mexican Cola had run an ad campaign with the sentence “It Crossed!” as the slogan. I can only assume that this means it has only recently found a home here across the border. Doesn’t matter though because I’m raring to try it!
After tracking down my bottle opener for this twist proof cap I am welcomed by a robust soda aroma wafting from the lip of the bottle. It’s a stronger cola smell than Coke produces so hopefully we’re looking at a strong contender in the best cola category. Time for some drinkin’.
Very nice! Just the right amount of carbonation and a great cola taste. It’s not as strong or acidic feeling on the throat as Coke is but Jarritos Mexican Cola definitely gets the point across. There’s something a little different with the cola flavor in this soda than in others and I can’t quite put my finger on it. It’s almost as if they put more syrup in it than you would think they would be able to. This doesn’t weigh down the beverage, in fact it’s almost like they made the cola flavor more efficient. I could find a mathematical formula to represent this but that would be boring and very inaccurate. Oh heck here’s one anyway:
It’s almost as if they condensed the cola flavoring so that you get more than you would think per sip. Like I said… I can’t put my finger on it. Cinnamon maybe? I dunno. The big question is, “Is it better than Coke/Pepsi/RC?” The answer is yes. Jarritos of course uses sugar so that already gives it a leg up on the competition. With that said, and sugar aside, the flavor/mouth feel from Jarritos Mexican Cola is better than that of the big boys. I would choose this every time over “Red” or “Blue”. If you can get some Jarritos Mexican Cola in your area do so, in fact…
Verdict – Buy a Pallet!
Twist needs a Mexican brother named Disparar for cases like this