Well, I’ve saved what I think will be the best Swamp Pop flavor for last. Swamp Pop Praline Cream Soda sits in front of me complete with a tiny picture of pecans (pronounced puh-konz if you care to be a friend of mine). I’m curious as to how candy like this cream soda will be. Will it be extra sweet with a caramel finish? Will it have a nutty flavor with a hint of cream? I genuinely haven’t the slightest of clues, so let’s find out shall we?
Judging by the aroma it seems they went the caramel route. So rich it almost has a texture, a sweet/salty scent flows easily out of the mouth of the bottle and just hangs. By smell alone I can tell you this is a dessert beverage and I’m guessing a dang fine one.
Son of a gun. Chocolate, caramel, cream, coffee, pecan, and a touch of dirty livin’ made this soda. This is a wonderful combination of all the flavors listed. Initially the taste starts off smooth and nonchalant, but a caramel coffee sensation rolls across my tongue and does it’s best to prepare me for what’s to come. Its delightful warning is followed by a somewhat bitter chocolate taste that rushes by with pecans in hand. Like a streaker running past, you know you saw something, but it all happened so fast you can’t create a very accurate mental picture of the naked person. The carbonation is fairly light, letting all of the tastes show their stuff.
Behind all of this is the cream, because after all it is a cream soda. This cream keeps the flavor consistent throughout its ever changing textures. You may have noticed that I also included “dirty livin” as a flavor. By that I just mean you can taste the work, effort, and dirty hands that it took to come up with this one. I’m not sure I can find a weakness in this soda.
What’s impressive to me is that with all of those flavors the beverage doesn’t feel heavy. I’ve finished this bottle and could easily drink more. Not something I expected after getting a scent of what I was about to drink.
So it seems I made the right decision leaving Praline Cream Soda for last. Overall I’m very impressed with the Swamp Pop line up as they give us familiar tastes, but with a Louisiana touch. If you have the chance, you definitely need to pick up a bottle.
Verdict – Buy Stock in the Company
This soda supplied to us by Swamp Pop