Wanna play guess the flavor? In front of me I have a bottle of red soda with a red bottle cap. The brand is one I’ve never heard of; it’s called Fluids Soda Co. Now the listed flavor is Radiant Red so you’d assume what “Radiant Red” would taste like should be somewhere on the label… nope. Instead of a picture of cherries, strawberries, watermelon, or blood orange I get a picture of a transmission sitting in front of some checkered flags.
The label makes sure I know that it’s sweetened with “Pure Cane Sugar”, but as far as I know this is a transmission flavored soda that’s “Made in the USA”. Perhaps it’s a generic “Red” soda. Perhaps I’ll use “quotes” nine or “ten” more times while writing this review. Either way I’m tired of this mystery. Let’s see if my taste buds can become taste “detectives”.
Well the scent doesn’t help me at all. I guess it’s cherry or strawberry… I think… possibly. It’s such a faint aroma I honestly can’t tell. Methinks the taste might not be as vague.
What in the world is this? Ever find yourself melting down cherry cough drops and then adding equal parts carbonated water? You do? Well fantastic, you don’t have to do that anymore because Fluids Radiant Red exists on the market.
I don’t know if this is the worst “fruit” soda I’ve ever had, but the thought has crossed my mind enough that it needed to be typed. Really the only redeeming value it has is that I’m not gagging on it and the carbonation levels are nice. Other than that I’d stay far away from this.
So there you have it. Fluids Soda Co. Radiant Red is terrible and I’m going to stop drinking it now.
Verdict - Do Not Buy
I bought this at a Shell Gas Station in Houston