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Every since that first sip of ice cold soda, people have been hooked on it. Soda is fizzy, sweet, bubbly, and refreshing. People love soda and it is evident by how much the two big ones, Coke and Pepsi sell. Now soda is like fast food or other sweets, it is meant to be enjoyed on occasion and not an everyday thing. Most of the big companies have resulted to using cheaper ingredients like high fructose corn syrup that is not as good for you. Meanwhile, there are a plethora of craft sodas that are popping up that offer better ingredients like real cane sugar and no artificial flavors. This week we are reviewing Stubborn Soda Black Cherry with Tarragon Flavor.
When I saw Stubborn Soda Black Cherry with Tarragon Flavor I thought I had to try it.
Now you know that I love Cheerwine, it is one of my favorite sodas. Cheerwine is a small soda company based in NC. Cheerwine is Black Cherry flavored also. When I saw Stubborn Soda Black Cherry with Tarragon flavor I thought I had to try it. Stubborn Soda is owned by a company in Ireland but is Based in Florida. They use no artificial sweeteners, no high fructose corn syrup, and use natural flavors. I guess if soda was good for you or better for you this would be the one to drink.
The flavor does not pop as much as Cheerwine, but that doesn’t mean it is not good.
My initial thoughts on Stubborn Soda Black Cherry with Tarragon flavor is it’s nowhere as sweet as other comparable sodas. I like this fact too. For the whole bottle, it has around 24 grams of sugar. On the other hand, most mainstream soda’s have around 34 grams for 8 oz. serving. In my opinion, all companies need to cut back on the sugar. The flavor does not pop as much as Cheerwine, but that doesn’t mean it is not good. You can taste more of the soda water and the flavor doesn’t linger long on the tongue, which is more than likely by design since they want to keep you coming back for more. Flavor designers can control how long a flavor lingers on the tongue which makes you crave more of a product to achieve the same taste.
The Tarragon flavor was faint and I could barely taste it. I thought it was an odd choice to have as a soda flavoring. The reason being is most people use Tarragon as a herb when cooking fish or chicken. I did some researching and found that some countries do use it as a soda flavoring, most notably in Russia. The anise-like flavor is added to the Russian drink and is most like our version of Ginger Ale.
It is better for you than most mainstream sodas because of the natural ingredients and it has half the sugar
In closing, If you see Stubborn Soda in the store you should give it a try. It is better for you than most mainstream sodas because of the natural ingredients and it has half the sugar. It has good flavor and carbonation. Make sure you click on the link to the video below to see us do our video review of Stubborn Soda. Leave us a comment below or on youtube to let us know what you think and how we are doing. Do you have any request? Let us know. Until next time, let’s get food junked!