From the icebox a new flavor appears. A new flavor of soda my taste buds haven’t experienced. Brought to you by C&C Cola it’s the yellowest fruit, Donkey Kong’s projectile, and the worst tasting Runt. Ladies and gentleman…. Banana Soda! Honestly I’m a little bit scared to try this as I’m not sure how liquid banana is going to go over with my flavor sensors. Here’s the short history of me and bananas. I love bananas. I’m allergic to bananas. The end. I’m not deadly allergic mind you, they just make my mouth and throat itch to high heaven. Thankfully(?) this doesn’t seem to have any banana in it at all, unless it’s in stealth mode under the title “natural flavors”, but I doubt it. Let’s find out shall we? Onward!
I expected a very strong banana scent to be waiting for me on the other side of the cap, but found a rather mild somewhat creamy aroma bashfully waving hello. Smelling this quelled some of my fears, so there’s no time like the present to get on with it.
Well that’s weird. C&C Banana soda tastes like box made banana pudding sans vanilla wafers and banana slices. The carbonation level is low allowing for a mouth-feel of maximum smoothness which I must say is very pleasant. I thought that no matter what C&C Banana tasted like that the banana flavoring would make it feel like someone lowered a heavy yellow velvet curtain in my mouth after every sip. Surprisingly, the heavy curtain is never lowered so I was able to watch the finale which was a cute baby banana gracefully tap dance off stage. This adorable dance was a fantastically light and fun way to end my experience with this soda. Overall C&C Banana challenged my every preconceived notion about what I thought it might be. I expected a loud and brash tasting banana soda that lived in the pores of my mouth for hours after drinking it. Thankfully I was wrong about how “bad” it was going to be, which is one of my favorite things to experience when I write these reviews. Did my head explode? Will I buy banana soda after banana soda now? No, but I can very honestly suggest you pick up multiples of this if you ever run across it.
Verdict – Buy a Pack!
This beverage supplied to us by C&C.
Over the course of this review Twist kept asking me "is that a banana soda in your hand or are you just happy to see me." It was creepy and didn't make a lot of sense, but I told him if he didn't stop I'd write this about him. Now hopefully the joke will end and he'll GET OFF THE WASHING MACHINE LIKE I TOLD HIM A THOUSAND TIMES!