So, Pure Sodaworks seems to be on a winning streak here with their soda creations. Root beer started off strong before developing a tea flavor. Strawberry Jalapeno and Apple Pie where both fantastically awesome! Today I’ve got a bottle of Honey Lime in front of me and I can only assume it too will be delightful. By now I’m sure you can guess the ingredients, but it’s so much fun to write them out so here we go: Sparkling water, Honey, Pure Cane Sugar, Lime Juice, Citric Acid. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of listing great ingredients. I’m particularly excited about the sediment in this bottle. I can only hope that it’s bits of lime, but whatever it might be I trust they made a great soda. Let’s find out for sure though, shall we?
Honey is used in a lot of the craft sodas I’ve tasted, but I’ve never been able to so easily identify its use by smell alone. The aroma is sweet with a lime chaser. Quite the opposite of what I figured would be wafting out of the mouth of this bottle. Curse you, Pure Sodaworks! Why must you constantly impress me? Making these reviews seem like walking advertisements!
That is honey. That is lime. The immediate flavor that hits my tongue is the sweet, velvety, greatness of honey. The scene that follows is a lot like a photographer dealing with a star’s body guard. Honey is quickly escorted to safety by Lime. Out of the reaches of my taste buds… I mean Bud the photographer. After Honey is safely hidden away Lime punches Bud in the face, creating a burst of flavor and a broken nose. Seeing that her bodyguard Lime is attacking Bud (and not wanting a bad PR storm), Honey springs from the car and attempts to pull Lime away. What ends up happening is that the three of them fall to the ground in a heap. Bud is still being attacked by Lime, but Honey’s presence has certainly softened the situation up a bit. Now the harsh hits of Lime don’t seem so bad. Slowly the camera pulls away from the scene revealing the bitter Lime and the inviting Honey tussled upon the ground.
That’s an overly fancy way of saying that while the real deal honey flavor is immediately what you experience, lime quickly takes over for a brief moment. Eventually the two flavors come together, complementing one another with their differences.
I must say that while I love everything about this beverage, I’m not blown away by the taste. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great. I just don’t see myself wanting to come back for more as often as I would with the Strawberry Jalapeno or the Apple Pie… oh goodness the Apple Pie. With that said this should definitely be tried, so get to it.
Verdict – Buy a Pack!
This soda was provided to us by Pure Sodaworks