I was up in the Scranton, PA neck of the woods again, so I knew it was time to check out the markets for some bubbly brews. And of course, I ran into the Crystal Club brands again. Having already sampled their Root Beer and Birch "Cola" I wanted to try some of their other varieties. So here we are with their "Sparkling" Cola.
I'm pretty skeptical of most colas for the most part. I don't know, but to me, it seems like few outside of the big boys (Coke, Pepsi and to a lesser extent, RC) no one really gets the whole cola flavor down properly. Well, to my surprise, this is a pretty decent cola. Not overly sweet. Not overpowering on the caramel color flavor (yes, it does have a flavor!); and most importantly, no nasty aftertaste like most generic cola brands. And since it is priced cheaper than the big boys, this is a great alternative if you're throwing a party and need a lot of soda or just want to save some money . . . that is, if you're in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area of PA!
Sweetened With: "corn sweetners"
Verdict: worth a can or two