Gas station soda. That’s pretty much what you can call Fresh Choices Grape Soda since the Fresh Choices brand is made for Valero Gas Stations. As you may already know I love cheap grape sodas. I feel that the cheaper the soda the better chance that it will be absolutely delicious, therefore I couldn’t pass this bottle up. Its chock full of chemicals and has a logo that would make any design firm in the early 90’s swoon with excitement. Let’s take it out for a spin.
Oh man, that is some cheap smelling grape soda. It has such an artificial aroma that I can hardly wait to try it. It has a very similar smell to Dimetapp which could either excite you even more about trying it, or keep you far, far away. For me it’s the former. Time to take my medicine.
Aaaaand disappointment. One of the reasons I usually like cheap grape soda is the fact that it has such a strong bite. For all practical purposes I just chugged a good amount of Fresh Choices Grape Soda and not even the hint of a burn crept into my mouth. This tastes exactly like you would expect it… a generic grape soda. It has approximately the same amount of sweetness that any sort of grape flavored candy might have, so it’s fairly sweet. The grape flavoring is very, very artificial in flavor, but why wouldn’t it be when it says “artificial flavor” right on the side of the bottle. I do kind of wish that grapes tasted like this, or at least a particular strand of grapes. The mouth feel is somewhat syrupy, and building on itself, since they went the chemical route in their production. Overall it’s a very average beverage and shall be rated accordingly. On another note, Average Beverage seems like a good name for a band.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
Nothing says delicious grape soda like... Grape Soda.