Been a long time since I’ve reviewed an Oogave product. If I had to guess I’d say it’s been over a year. If I had to look it up and give you an exact date I’d say June 5th, 2013. Loca is the diet brand of Oogave and today I’ll be reviewing their ginger ale. It’s an all natural 10 calorie drink sweetened with both stevia (boo) and agave nectar (yay). I don’t think I’ve ever had a diet ginger ale so this should be an interesting experience.
Even though my sniffer isn’t at full functionality I can still discern the scent of ginger ale when I put my nose up to the can. It’s a lighter aroma than Canada Dry, but perhaps the fact that it’s diet subdues the scent.
Upon first swig the ginger taste is very apparent, which is quite pleasing to my taste buds. It’s not as sweet as most ginger ales, but if you’d read the first paragraph or even glanced at the picture of the can you could probably figure out why on your own. The taste is light and easy to return to, leaving no syrupy feel in my mouth afterwards.
On the negative side of things it feels a little over carbonated. It’s a rush of foamy bubbles with each sip. Something I think would work better with a root beer instead of a ginger ale. You can tell it’s a low calorie beverage without looking at the can. The flavor, while pleasant, feels weakened and you get that diet vibe on the back end of each sip. At no point does it taste chemical, but it may not be as rich as you would like a ginger ale to be.
All in all (a phrase I use entirely too much), Loca Ginger Ale is a great addition to the country of diet sodas, perhaps even the governor of a state. In the world of sodas however it’s more along the lines of a nice next door neighbor. Did that analogy even make sense? Probably not, but I’m done anyway.
Verdict - Buy a Bottle