Hey everybody, it’s time for another Jelly Belly soda review! I’m not sure why I started this review out with such fanfare. It’s not like everyone waits with great anticipation for me to write another Jelly Belly soda review… especially since I’ve only reviewed Jelly Belly Juicy Pear. Anyway, today we’ve got Jelly Belly Crushed Pineapple to try and I’m raring to give it a go. Of course like the last Jelly Belly soda it’s made with 100% Cane Sugar and naturally flavored. Sadly it still houses the demon known as Sodium Benzoate. Well enough chatter, let’s open up the bottle imprisoning the yellow sugar water and give it a go.
Wow… this doesn’t smell like pineapple as much as it smells like pineapple cake. I wasn’t really expecting that but it’s a welcome surprise. I’m a big fan of pineapple upside down cake so hopefully this drink is a liquefied version of such. Although assuming that may just lead me down heartbreak road. You know what happens when you assume don’t you? It makes an ass of you… the reader… not me… but you. Time to drink!
Aaaand here comes the positive review. This is the best pineapple soda I’ve ever had. It does taste a bit like pineapple upside down cake but it mostly reminds me of a Dole-Whip. For those of you who are unaware of the magic that is a Dole-Whip let me explain. A Dole-whip is soft serve pineapple ice cream. You can even put said pineapple ice cream into pineapple juice making it a Dole-Whip Float. There are only three places that you can consume just magical splendor: The Dole Plantation in Hawaii, In Disneyland right outside of the Enchanted Tiki Room, at WDW in Adventureland and also in the Polynesian Resort, and finally at some place called Jumpin' Jack's Drive-In in Scotia, NY. I used to work at WDW and even sold a Dole Whip or 8 billion at one time so I’m fairly familiar with them. Needless to say even though I’m not wacky for pineapples I’m a colossal fan of Dole-Whips. Seriously… next chance you get you should try one. No, no… I’ll just wait for you all to try one. Go on, save up your money. I’ll wait.
(Read this next part in a few years. Take your time, I’m in no rush.)
We all caught up now? Good, it was worth it wasn’t it? So now that it’s several years in the future from when you started this article go ahead and stop in your local SodaJerks Poppery and have a cold Jelly Belly Crush Pineapple to compare. It should be rather easy to do as we’re on every corner. As you now know, Jelly Belly Pineapple soda isn’t as sweet as a Dole-Whip though and of course it doesn’t have the cream flavoring either but it’s a very good soda. The carbonation level is low allowing more of the pineapple flavoring to penetrate your palate. I really don’t think that this would be a beverage you’d have with a meal though either. Jelly Belly Crushed Pineapple seems more like a dessert drink or something you’d enjoy while sitting in the shade on a hot day. With all that said I should probably just rate it. I mean you’ve waited this long, there’s no need to leave you waiting any more.
Verdict – Buy a Pallet
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