Conundrum. One definition the American Heritage Dictionary has for this word is "a problem admitting of no satisfactory solution." Such a situation faced me in the narrow aisle of a local grocery store's gourmet soda section. Waialua Soda Works Pineapple flavor presented itself to me not only as a product I haven't reviewed, but one that was on sale. I have a cavernous dislike for the taste of pineapples, but a tremendous love for the other delectable flavors distributed by Waialua. Problem identified. Possible solution, buy pineapple soda and give a review come what may. Even if I don't like this variety, I can still extol the exquisite taste of the wonderful other flavors. A possible solution has been found.
Now in a relaxed state and with a cold bottle of Waialua Pineapple, I set out with extreme trepidation, to drink the only pineapple flavored beverage I have had in my entire adult life.
The soda itself is a pale shade of yellow, very similar to the inside of a pineapple, and the faint smell is also similar to the smell of the aforementioned tropical fruit. The ingredients are high quality like all Waialua Soda Works beverages. So I take a sip, expecting an unfortunate taste. Delicious! No bad taste to be found here. This actually tastes great! A delicate mixture of pineapple flavor and natural sugar have been combined with carbonated water to form a rather uncommon soda that neither offends nor over powers. I finish the bottle to be sure I have taken a true measure of what I've drank, and yes this is in fact a pineapple flavored soda that is both tasty and different. I can't believe it; I actually like a pineapple soda! (Just in case you’re wondering, I did not mix this with any booze.)
Final review: Buy a bottle! Folks the FDA suggests consuming a certain portion of fruit on a daily bases, might I suggest Waialua Soda Works Pineapple Flavor to fit that bill. I don't think you'll be disappointed, just more healthy.