Albany Jane is not one who has “guest posters” on her blog. That being
said she knows I embrace beverages with a vigor most men reserve for
sports teams, poker, dogs, or old cars.
Jarritos. This is what a sody pop is supposed to be. There was one
Jarritos mexican cola sitting in the back of the fridge. Beverages are
meant to be drank but apparently this soda belonged to the internets,
and could not be consumed without an accompanying blow by blow
account of its faults and glories.
Some soda is too carbonated for me. I have been accused in the past of
leaving bottles of carbonated beverages uncapped slightly in the
fridge. This particular soda still has enough fizz in it to make the
satisfying “pssshhht” when the cap is opened, but not enough to induce
The flavor is somewhat less like a coke or pepsi cola, more like what
you’d imagine an old time soda from a soda jerk would be. Think like
a sarsaparilla or a cream soda without the sarsaparilla or cream soda
flavor. The bottle advertises 100% natural sugar. I like sugar.
Nothing wrong with that. I’m not going to get into the whole “whether
hfcs is bad for you” issue, I’m on the side that you should eat what
you like if you can deal with the politics. I like sugar. I wish maple
sugar tasted good in soda, but unfortunately I’ve never seen a
beverage containing it to test the theory. I also think that sodas
feel different when you drink them if they have sugar rather than
hfcs, less syrupy/less viscous.
If you grew up on coke or pepsi, and that’s what you think a cola
should taste like then you might not be a big fan of Jarritos. I mean
expectations of nostalgia rank up there pretty high when it comes to
food or drinks. I was raised in a household of hydrox cookies and rc
cola, so I’m not really bound to a nostalgia for a particular kind of
soda. We made our own root beer and sarsaparilla as a kid. My
brother’s favorite flavor was birch beer.