A zero calorie, partially stevia sweetened cola sits in front of me. It’s Begley’s and Bills Cola and if I hadn’t had their similarly sweetened cream soda the other day I’d be nervous. I’d be nervous about the taste. You know the one thing I shouldn’t be nervous about? Instead though I’m feeling confident that this will be at worst an average soda. It’s not a terrible thing to be average at worst, it means you don’t fail. Trust me when I say many sodas fail. So lets open up this bottle and see what SweetenFX (their proprietary blend of stevia and erythritol) can do.
The cola aroma required is present. It reminds me of RC Cola, which is my favorite of the three mainstream colas. It’s a rather faint smell, but the cream soda’s was too and that turned out alright.
Score number two for Begley’s and Bill’s. Just to get it out of the way, there is no chance I would have thought this was sweetened with stevia. Where the cream soda had a bit of a tell, their cola tastes quite pure. The mouthfeel is on the smoother side, but there’s still a bit of a bite at the finish of each sip. Sometimes this would be attributed to the carbonation, but in the case of Begley’s and Bill’s Cola the bite comes from the flavor. Speaking of the carbonation, it’s not particularly strong. The bubbles are small and just fierce enough to keep it from tasting flat. All in all they do their job well.
Again, the cola’s flavor isn’t reaching an above and beyond status, but it’s better than Coke. Add to the fact that this is sugar free and only 8 calories and you see why I’m impressed. It would be nice to have some added spice in this to differentiate it a bit more from your standard fare. It’s good though and once again what I’d recommend hands down to anyone who needs a sugar free alternative or just like colas.
Verdict - Buy a Pack
This soda supplied to us by Begley's and Bill's