Diabolo makes me immediately think of the words diabolical and diablo. Neither of these words are all that positive, unless of course it’s in reference to the video game Diablo which is pretty fantastic. Diabolo, as you might have guessed, is a soda brand and the flavor at hand today is Mint Lemonade.
According to the text on the can Diabolo is a French Soda, All Natural, Low Calorie, Vitamin Enriched, and is sweetened with cane sugar, erythritol, and stevia extract. That’s a lot of information for a soda to portray on their label, but Diabolo does so without making it seem ridiculous. In fact the can art is rather peaceful looking, a nice mint green with a simplistic feel.
Smell wise the mint overpowers the lemon quite easily. The lemon is back there, but mint has stolen the show easily. I’m curious if this will taste like mouthwash… hopefully not.
I’m right and I’m wrong. The initial taste is like a tame mouthwash, but thankfully this is fleeting. As the experience continues the mint flavor weakens and the lemon is allowed to emerge from the shadows. Once the lemon is on stage you find that this performance was never intended to be a one man show, but a duet.
Diabolo Mint Lemonade is also a rather refreshing soda with little to no syrupy sensation. The mouthfeel is effervescent and enjoyable. These particular flavors need an environment like this to thrive to their fullest and Diabolo has kindly provided that for them.
Due to the fact that this is sweetened with stevia I had concern there would be an unpleasant aftertaste. I’m happy to report that this is not at all true. While my mouth does feel a little drier than I would expect after each sip, there is not a terrible taste accompanying it. What I get instead is the tingle of mint and lemon, which is still a somewhat unique combination that works fairly well.
All in all, Diabolo Mint Lemonade is definitely worth a try. As I said before the flavors used, the limited use of sugars, and… hey they put B vitamins in here too. I probably should have looked at that a little closer. It’s a good soda that uses its tools wisely. I’m curious to see if the other flavors do as well.
Verdict - Buy a Pack
Random Person 5 Word Review: Light aftertaste, Fizzy, Tonic, Sour
This soda was purchased at a Sprouts Farmer’s Market