I ate some insane hot sauce today, 357 Mad Dog if you’re curious. It was a rather painful experience, but I knew I had a soda review that needed to be written as well. Sadly I had to wait until the hot sauce heat had worn off because I didn’t want to grant extra points for relieving pain. So here we are, me a little bit smarter and you waiting for a review. Today’s soda was purchased by you with your donations, I thank you. What you bought me was Kazouza Watermelon Soda. Checking out the ingredients I see this was made in Lebanon and contains 5% juice. It also contains the “Esters of Wood Rosins”, so I got that to look forward to. Let’s just get to it.
Watermelon scent slyly finds its way out of the bottle, hardly noticeable unless you’re looking for it. There’s something off putting about the aroma as well, sort of a sickly scent. I’m hoping that doesn’t translate its way into the taste.
There is a light fizz to this refreshing watermelon soda. It’s a fairly natural taste with a differing sweetness than you’d find in an actual fruit. Watermelons are actually nauseating to me due to their cloyingly sweet taste, yet Kazouza Watermelon allows me to enjoy watermelon flavor without wanting to retch.
Helping keep the soda from clinging to my teeth is the cane sugar it’s sweetened with. While I do end up with some aftertaste I’m primarily given a clean finish with each sip. It may take a few extra seconds, but ultimately the taste vanishes allowing for a soda that doesn’t built upon itself and overpower.
Kazouza Watermelon is alright. I’m not going to run out and buy a ton of it because, as stated before, I don’t like watermelon. If you like the taste of watermelon then I think you’d enjoy this soda. Unfortunately for Kazouza my dislike of watermelon is going to come through in the rating of this soda. Just keep that in mind, will you?
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
This soda was supplied to us by YOU! Your donations allowed for us to purchase this for review. Thank you!