I had chips and salsa for dinner. I’m an adult. I can eat whatever I want, but I also have to pay a mortgage and taxes and keep a tiny human healthy and safe. The only reason I didn’t eat donuts for dinner is because I was too lazy to go get donuts. Isn’t that great! I was too lazy to eat donuts for dinner so I had chips and salsa instead. Now I’m going to have a Maine Root Pumpkin Pie Soda as a dessert to my chips and salsa dinner. Adulthood.
So since this pumpkin pie soda is made by Maine Root you know it’s all natural and of course made with Fair Trade Certified organic cane juice and spices. Dab the worry sweat off your brown and stick with me now as I open the bottle.
The ol’ sniffer is working better today after a week of antibiotics and Flonase brand Flonase. When you need to eventually breathe, eventually try Flonase. I’m not sure what my writing is doing, but I promise you’ll get a review out of this eventually.
So, this soda does smell a little like pumpkin pie. I don’t think I’d identify it as such if I didn’t know the flavor though. It’s a faint smell to begin with and of course that makes me worry about the strength of the taste. Perhaps I don't’ want a super strong pumpkin pie soda. I’ve never had one so I guess I’m going to learn something about myself now.
Tipping the bottle it dispenses three glugs worth of soda. I bet I could tell this is pumpkin pie. It’s not overly pumpkin pie tasting, but just enough to get the good parts. Kind of like a pumpkin pie coverband. It’ll never replace the original, but if it costs 80% less to go see them you might as well. Heck I might buy a CD from them.
I’m enjoying the taste of this soda more than I thought I would. The fizz level is pretty high, adding a bit of a burn with each sip. The Fair Trade Certified spices taste as you would expect Fair Trade Certified spices to taste… spicy. Seriously though, the spices do add a nice aftertaste to the beverage. They keep my tongue guessing which is fun.
All in all it’s a rather sophisticated soda, but not a prima donna. Not an overly sweet experience, but just enough to call it dessert if you wish. Pumpkin pie lovers, or dare I even say, Sweet Potato Pie lovers should probably give this a go. Surprisingly good.
Verdict - Buy a Pack
I purchased this at an HEB Grocery Store