Ever have a sinus infection? I have. Maybe once a year or so… except this year. This year is special and I’ve had three thus far. It’s super neat. I didn’t want to write a review today because I’m exhausted, but I figured it’d make me feel better if I just powered through it and got to writing.
The soda I’m going to take my antibiotics with today is Maine Root Mexicane Cola. As you probably realized from the play on words this is Maine Root’s version of “Mexican Coke”, also known as Coke sweetened with cane sugar. As with all Maine Root products it’s a fair trade product, so you can rest easy as night that you’ve done the right thing. Time to open the bottle.
That’s huge. Sorry, not the aroma or anything, but the pill I’m supposed to take. It looks like a cartoon pill it’s so big. It’s a horse pill as my family and many other families out there probably call them. Well hopefully this Mexicane Cola will be the perfect pair to it.
Even with one good nostril I can tell the cola scent is quite strong. This would have me believe I’m going to enjoy this beverage. Aroma’s have lied to me in the past though. I’m sure the good folks at Maine Root wouldn’t do that to me. They make Fair Trade Certified beverages. You can’t lie and do that at the same time.
First swig was pill free and while it does have a nice cola taste it wasn’t as powerful as I expected. It’s a shame because if this flavor was increased it’d be pretty amazing. That said, it’s still a very good cola and I won’t take anything away from it by complaining about the strength of the taste again.
Along with this very honest cola flavor a second sweetness appears and sits atop it’s brethren. The cola is a good foundation to this new sugary taste and the sugary taste seems to be a good foundation to the spices within the beverage. I do wish I could pick out the spices a bit better They’re somewhat noticeable and it still tastes good so I’ll keep my complaints to a minimum and just save them for the rating.
All in all Maine Root Mexicane Cola is a very good cola. It doesn’t have the punch of Coke, but it has an enjoyable taste all its own. That said, this soda falls into the category of so close to being amazing. It’s good, but a few tweaks here and there and this could be stellar.
Verdict - Buy a Pack
This soda was purchased at HEB