Soda Tasting

Cola Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #41)

On episode #15 of Soda Tasting, we tried something new: a blind tasting. The concept is simple: I taste a bunch of sodas without knowing which is which. I talk about my favorites and try to guess the brands. In a way, I’m setting myself up to look silly. But, it is fun.

That episode is currently the most viewed episode of the show so far. Thanks to the positive response and requests for more, I’ve decided to continue doing them. This time, we are doing a blind tasting of colas. This was requested by Chris Trynkiewicz. Thanks for the request, Chris!

Correction: On this episode, I noted that Pepsi had HFCS only. It has both HFCS and sugar. I am sorry for the error.

Last time, I did 4 sodas. This time, I wanted to make it even crazier, so I went with 7! Let’s meet the lineup:

Company: The Coca-Cola Company
Calories (per 12 oz.): 140
Caffeine (per 12 oz): 34 mg
Sweetener: HFCS

Double Cola (with Sugar)
Company: The Double Cola Company
Calories (per 12 oz.): 160
Caffeine (per 12 oz): 36 mg
Sweetener: Sugar

Hansen’s Original Cola (see my review)
Company: Hansen Beverage Company
Calories (per 12 oz.): 160
Caffeine (per 12 oz): Free
Sweetener: Sugar

My Essentials Cola
Company: Food Lion
Calories (per 12 oz.): 150
Caffeine (per 12 oz): Yes (Unknown)
Sweetener: HFCS

Company: PepsiCo
Calories (per 12 oz.): 150
Caffeine (per 12 oz): 38 mg
Sweetener: HFCS and Sugar

RC Cola
Company: Cott Beverages and Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Calories (per 12 oz.): 160
Caffeine (per 12 oz): 43 mg
Sweetener: HFCS

Virgil’s Real Cola (see my review)
Company: REED’S
Calories (per 12 oz.): 147
Caffeine (per 12 oz): Free
Sweetener: Cane Sugar

Do you enjoy this blind tasting concept? What category of soda would you like to see me do next? Please let me know in the comments.

Thank you for watching.

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