Walgreen’s is capable of making great soda! Yes it’s true, folks. Now that the initial shock of that statement has hopefully worn off, and you’ve read the reviews I linked proving such a statement, let’s move on. Today’s review is of Deerfield Vanilla Cream Soda brought to us by one Dan Dub. Dan actually brought us a bottle of this a year or so ago but it got lost in the wibbly wobbly timey wimey. So I made my way to the local Walgreens and picked up a bottle for myself. For those who didn’t read the linked reviews let me tell you that Deerfield sodas are sweetened with sugar and not HFCS. Nuff said? Yes, nuff said.
Oooh. The scent off the top is like amazing butterscotch. As mentioned before butterscotch is a love of mine and this wafting scent is going to cut short its own description.
While not as amazingly butterscotchy as I thought it could be there are definite tones of it. The scent portrayed an amazing level of butterscotch while the consumption gives you about half that. Deerfield Vanilla Cream Soda starts off smooth, but then its mouth feel falls short. About halfway through the drink experience the smooth just cuts off. It’s like that feeling when you just got through with the main part of a roller coaster and you’re taxiing back to the load/unload part. There you are laughing, having a good time, remembering what you just experienced and BAM the roller coaster stops abruptly waiting for the next coaster in line to be loaded. Your harness is now digging into all the wrong regions, and for that brief moment you don’t even remember having a great time on the ride… just how uncomfortable you are. That’s how my time with Deerfield Vanilla Cream Soda is going. Obviously it’s not uncomfortable but the experience feels incomplete. During the first, more enjoyable, half of this beverage it compares to A&W Cream Soda in its smooth factor… actually surpassing it. The carbonation is quite subtle allowing for such creaminess to exist. When that comes to a grinding halt you’re left with what tastes like the aftertaste to an inferior product. “Well of course it’s like an aftertaste… that’s what comes after the taste right?” Yes, Timmy… the after taste comes after the taste, but not when there is still soda in your mouth. Even though Deerfield Vanilla Cream Soda uses sugar I can’t excuse it’s lack of a second act. With that said know that its rating could have been higher.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
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