Once again I have a soda in front of me that is Holiday themed, but the holiday season has passed us so this review might seem a little out of place. Oh well, I’d rather an out of place review than a wasted soda in my fridge. Today’s review is Taylor’s Tonics Eggnog Fizz. Even if you like eggnog… as I do, you probably cringe at the idea of an eggnog soda… as I do. It’s great that it’s all natural and the ingredients include nutmeg, vanilla bean, allspice, and rum flavoring (just to name a few), but eggnog flavored anything is off-putting to me. Even those eggnog shakes that come around your favorite or least favorite, fast fooderies don’t even come close to tempting me. Enough stalling, time to drink! I mean it has been almost 2 months already.
Good news? It doesn’t really smell like eggnog. I’d compare the aroma to a very spicy cream soda, which others might compare to eggnog, which puts us back at square one. I’m not longer afraid of the eggnoggy taste because I don’t believe it’s going to be there. I feel this will be a lot like Taylor’s Tonics Chai Cola just a bit smoother due to the vanilla. Time for drinking.
My scent description was almost right on. While there are the smallest hints of eggnog flavoring, this tastes more like an oddly flavored cream soda to me. Sorry to say though, I’m not a fan. Even though it’s an all-natural beverage it tastes like a concoction of chemicals. The vanilla isn’t strong enough for my liking, but the nutmeg and allspice add a nice flavor. It would probably help to tell you that I’m not all that big a fan of rum and this does have rum flavors in it and I think that might be where it’s losing me. The drink contains no alcohol though. The majority of the taste while consuming gives me negative thoughts. There are dashes of “yay eggnog soda”, but like lightning those positive memories are removed from my brain. Sad really, the Cranberry Dream made by the same company was one of the most deliciously unique sodas I’ve ever tried. Eggnog Fizz tastes like its cousin that no one talks about because you don’t want to create an awkward silence in the room. Like I said before, maybe a bit more vanilla would help mask the overall flavor of Eggnog Fizz, but I’m not even sure that would help it because of how powerful the taste that disagrees with me is. Bleh, I’m not even going to finish this. I can’t even get into a good rhythm to write a well worded review.
Verdict –Buyer Beware
Twist invented Eggnog, then un-invented eggnog, then someone came in and made a completely different product.