I often complain that Texas doesn’t have the same number of soda makers than the Northwest seems to have. We don’t even compare to the Northeast or the East Coast in general. Austin is starting to come through on the soda end, but that’s just now picking up speed. My complaints are usually silenced by someone saying “Don’t you get Mexican sodas in your grocery stores?”. Yes, yes we do and I need to stop complaining because the sodas from Mexico are usually pretty dang good for a variety of reasons.
One of the biggest though is that they’re sweetened with cane sugar. You can get a beverage that wouldn’t be anything but average here in the states, but the crisp sweetness of cane sugar can turn it all around. That’s what I’m hoping for today in my review of Fanta Grape.
What’s that timeless saying? Wanta Fanta? Dontchu wanta, wanta Fanta? After inhaling the sugary grape aroma that came pouring out of the top of this bottle...yes I do wanta Fanta.
This is an excellent example of a grape soda. It’s sugary, but not obnoxiously so. It’s artificially flavored, but keeps the fruit fun. The taste doesn’t coat my mouth with grape nonsense, but allows a bit of a reprise between sips. That of course is due to the sugar taking the place of high fructose corn syrup. I do wish it had a bit more punch to it as I like my grape sodas violent. I want my throat to burn a little. I want to wince just the tiniest bit. Fanta Grape is on the smoother side and the carbonation that it pairs with just sorta shows up at the end.
Some might turn their noses up at this sodas since it is a bunch of chemicals made to taste grape, but long time readers of the site know that’s right up my alley when it comes to grape sodas. The flavor is strong although nothing I’m going to fawn over for the next few days. It’s definitely a good soda and takes out it’s HFCS brethren easily. Make it a little stronger and it’d really be a winner.
Verdict - Buy a Pack