Now that my vacation is over it’s time to take a break. Take a break from Dublin Bottling Works soda that is! While I still have 6 or so more DBW flavors to go I recently received 3 bottles from Sodafruit that require my immediate attention as they’re made from an upstart brewer in New Zealand. If you remember our reviews of the Hotlips brand of sodas I have a feeling that Sodafruit will be similar in taste and quality. The ingredients of Sodafruit Apple Crumble are as follows: carbonated water, cane sugar, apple juice, lemon juice, spices, and preservative (202). While I’m not a fan of numbered preservatives, since I have no idea what they mean, I’ll stave off judgment until consumption. I especially like that the nutrition label separates the amounts of cane sugar and fruit sugar. The label itself is very simplistic, but it’s a simplistic soda so I honestly have no beef with this. So there you have it. Sodafruit is from New Zealand and seems to favor simple ingredients. Why did I write a paragraph on a description I could have done in a sentence? Onward!
I actually swore when I smelled this soda for the first time. It smells like Apple Crumble. It doesn’t smell like chemicals made to smell like Apple Crumble; it straight up smells like Apple Crumble/Pie. If you’re an avid citizen of the Carbo-Nation then you know that Reed’s Spiced Apple Brew is my favorite beverage of all time due to its apple pie aftertaste. Will Sodafruit Apple Crumble fall in the same delicious category? The hype has started to build.
Apple Juice soda with a dash of cinnamon to boot! Sodafruit Apple Crumble has a low level of carbonation that allows me to easily brush the bubbles aside and really taste the apple. Speaking of the apple, the apple flavor in this is amazingly honest. Sodafruit Apple Crumble is apple juice 2.0. It may not have the nutritional values of apple juice, but it’s improved on the taste. I do wish the “spices” were a bit more prevalent in their taste although the amount that’s used is still plenty to alter the flavor pleasurably. I’m surprised at how refreshing an apple crumble flavored soda can be actually. I was expecting a sweeter concoction that sat a little heavier in my mouth, but throughout the drinking process was delighted to find a lighter soda with a fairly clean finish.
Overall Sodafruit Apple Crumble is one of the best sodas I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking. It doesn’t unseat Reed’s Spiced Apple Brew as my favorite, but its simple ingredients, refreshingly light mouth-feel, and glorious flavor have made me a fan for life.
Verdict – Buy Stock in the Company
This soda supplied to us by Sodafruit
Twist is mostly fruit juice