I haven’t had a Fitz’s soda in a long time, but I don’t really recall fond memories of them. Something about the aftertaste, but I’m not going to double check myself because I’m lazy. Anywho, today’s soda is Fitz’s Strawberry Pop and it’s a vibrant red color that screams to be consumed. It’s also sweetened with all natural pure cane sugar. The only thing that would have made that funnier is if it was 100% All Natural Pure Raw Cane Sugar. Just say “cane sugar” I’ll think of it exactly the same.
With a vibrant red strawberry soda comes a vibrant red strawberry scent. It’s more of a candied scent, but still very enticing to me. Now, all of a sudden, I look forward to drinking this and hope that it’s not just overly sweetened nonsense.
CARDBOARD! That’s what was wrong with the other Fitz sodas. Fitz sodas have a pretty great taste to them, but ultimately the underlying cardboard flavor at the end is what sets me off.
The guy across from me, we’ll call him Buttons, cannot taste the cardboard I do but says the soda dries out his mouth at the end. What dries out your mouth better than cardboard?! Ok, so a bit of a stretch, but at least I know… sorry, we know, that this cardboard taste isn’t universally tasted.
Aside from whatever I’m tasting on the back end (hehe) Fitz’s Strawberry Pop doesn’t taste like overly sweetened nonsense. Even though the strawberry flavor seems very artificial there are still a few climbs and drops in its track. It’s varied enough that I feel like I’d enjoy it quite a bit if it wasn’t for that other thing.
Fitz’s Strawberry Pop also has a nice nibble to it. Not strong enough for a bite, but you’re still going to see a mark for a little while. I personally prefer bites to nibbles, but who knows if we’re even talking about sodas now.
All in all, this is a decent soda that unfortunately has a flavor in it that touches my tongue weird. Even with that cardboard taste I’d still recommend that you try a bottle out.
Verdict - Buy a Bottle
This soda was purchased at a Shell Gas Statio