Today’s entry comes all the way from China courtesy of my good friend DeeAicht. What I’ve got in front of me today is a Coke brand called Smart and fortunately two of the three words listed in English on this bottle identify the flavor as “Peach Flavor”. I’m sure I could have figured it out with images of peaches exploding from the word “Smart”, but it’s nice to be reassured. You may remember when Mike went to Epcot he reviewed Smart Watermelon as part of the Club Cool review experience. If not I’m sure I linked it somewhere in the previous sentence. A Peach flavored soda from China sure seems like a pretty good way to cap off the week, let’s find out if I’m right.
There is a peach scent, but it’s buried deeply underneath a vague citrus aroma. I really had to search out the smell of peaches and there’s still a pretty good chance my brain just made one up so I would continue on with my life. Now I’m kind of curious as to what this will actually taste like.
Well fortunately I’m not a cat because, as with every review, my curiosity got to me and I took a sip of the soda. I’m happy to say that there is no citrus taste and that the peach flavoring is enjoyable. A light carbonation brushes against my tongue, followed by a rather realistic impersonation of a peach. After the gulp had been taken the taste intensified like it was challenging me to take another swig. I’ve had a few peach sodas in the past and this one is the lightest of the bunch in terms of flavor and mouth feel. It is of note that with each drink Smart Peach builds on itself becoming less and less clean, but it’s not something that would keep me from recommending it to anyone. As with any soda that wanes in this manner I must still deduct points because who only cares what the first half of their soda tastes like if it degrades over the consuming period. All in all Smart Peach is an alright peach soda that you probably won’t ever see unless you make your way to China. If for some reason you find yourself in this situation feel safe in your selection if you happen to pick up a bottle from the store.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
Chinese is one of the several languages in which Twist has mastered. All dialects by the way.