You know I’m a sucker for fun label art, right? Well Tommyknocker Almond Creme has tickled my fancy with their dwarfish looking miner holding a foaming mug. He looks so happy, almost Santa like in his serenity. While his face doesn’t show the markings of working underground you can tell he’s pleased with his drink choice.
Ingredient wise Tommyknocker Almond Creme is all natural with Carbonated Water, Pure Cane Sugar, Almond Concentrate, Aged Organic Vanilla Extract & Citric Acid. That’s a pretty good list of ingredients if you ask me… and you did since you’re here.
HA! The bottle cap even has a happy looking dwarf on it. Time to remove him from the equation and start this review.
Wow… that smells like almond… and cream. That’s pretty dang impressive. I cannot wait to try this.
They did a really good job making this, I can tell they put in a lot of care. I just… I just don’t really like the flavor. It tastes like liquid almonds with a sweet cream behind it. Even the “dryness” of
the almond is present. I don’t mean that the soda tastes dry, it’s just the sensation that can only be duplicated by placing some almonds in your mouth. It’s incredibly authentic in taste and mouthfeel.
Dryness aside, it’s a fairly refreshing beverage in terms of feel. Tommyknocker Almond Creme is incredibly smooth, almost buttery in nature. Even though it’s a creme it doesn’t really stick to your teeth or have any kind of syrupy nonsense..
As you may have figured out by the former sentence carbonation wise it’s a very tame soda. No real fizz to be found here, though I’m not sure that would change my opinion. The finish is very similar to the start in terms of flavor and lingers for a while after each sip.
I want to like this so very badly, I really do. Sigh. The flavor just isn’t me. I am however looking forward to more Tommyknockers sodas though.
Verdict - Buyer Beware
This was purchased at Rocket Fizz Houston