Dr. Brown's Black Cherry Soda

While I see it most everywhere I go, Dr. Brown’s is not a brand I tend to pick up.  There’s not a sane reason for this action, it just happens to be how I’ve operated over the last few years.  Checking the list I see that I personally have only had one Dr. Brown soda and I felt it was ok.  Perhaps Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Soda will be more than ok, potentially spurring me to try more of their flavors.

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There’s nothing especially wonderful about the ingredients used in this soda, but it’s still better than I’ve seen elsewhere.  Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, cherry with other natural flavors, citric acid, caramel color, sodium benzoate, and Red #40 make up soon to be drained.  A fairly robust black cherry aroma easily escapes once the bottle doffs its cap.  Here’s hoping that this is a fairly truthful intro into the soda itself.

Interesting.  Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Soda is a beverage of two halves.  The first part of the experience is a fluffy, somewhat thick, richly flavored black cherry soda.  I think the “fluffiness” comes from the abundance of foam that is created when it’s upended.  

The second part I’ll speak on is the aftertaste.  Often enough aftertaste is something you experience briefly, a fleeting moment that you either revel in or are repulsed by.  With Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Soda the aftertaste is more of a sequel.

Have you ever had a particularly strong mint?  You know how it makes your throat feel once you put it in?  It feels cool, like you took a deep breath on a cold day.  Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Soda has an aftertaste like that… except it’s black cherry.  To be more specific, it feels like a backdraft of black cherry.  

This two part experience makes for a pretty solid soda with my only real gripe being that it gets kind of syrupy the more you drink.  All in all though, Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Soda is pretty dang good.  Pick up a pack and see for yourself.

Verdict - Buy a Pack


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