Dante Drinks Soda

I drink and review soda.

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Grapefruit Kiss Review

I’ve been on a bit of a grapefruit soda kick recently, drinking quite a few Squirts (since the Target I shop at stopped carrying my beloved Red Hare Grapefruit Soda), and so when I saw this one at Rocket Fizz I was eager to try it. It doesn’t quite match up to Red Hare, or even to Squirt if I’m honest, but it’s not bad. It’s a tiny bit too sweet, and the “other citrus flavors” advertised on the label are a distraction from the grapefruit, but I still greedily drank the whole bottle, and I wouldn’t turn my nose at having another.

Would I buy it again? Sure


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Jones Root Beer Review

I’m surprised it took me so long to try the root beer from Jones Soda, but I’ve tried so many root beers, and liked so many and disliked so many, I’m not really sure how many more root beers I need in my life. Well, I guess there is room for one more, since this one is pretty good, actually. It’s very sweet, a bit on the birch beer side, but not cloying, and not too medicinal or “herby” tasting either. While I wouldn’t say it stands out head and shoulders above many of the other root beers I like, I’d certainly be happy to drink it when I’m at a restaurant that serves mostly or entirely Jones Soda products.

Would I buy it again? Yes

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Culver’s Root Beer Review

A fast food restaurant with an in-house root beer brand? Yeah, why not? There’s nothing too exceptional about it, but it’s tasty in a mainstream way. It’s closest to A&W, I’d say (which, depending on where you live, is another fast food place with its own root beer), as it has a creaminess to it. I don’t know that I’d buy a 12-pack of it, but I’d probably choose it every time I find myself inside a Culver’s.

Would I buy it again? Sure!

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Tepachito Craft Pineapple Cider Review

I like pineapple soda and I like apple cider, so why not a pineapple cider? Though I don’t drink alcohol, and have never had a beer, this drink tastes a little like beer smells, if that makes sense. It’s a non-alcoholic carbonated drink (you know, a soda) but it apparently wants to appeal to fans of alcohol who are choosing not to drink alcohol right now for whatever reason. That is not me, and I couldn’t even get through half the bottle.

Would I buy it again? Nooooooo

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Fritz-Kola Review

I had a good experience with their lemonade, but the Fritz-brand cola has the same problems I usually have with small-brand colas. It’s kind of… pungent tasting? It’s apparently quite difficult for a soda company to make a cola that is a) distinct from Coca-Cola and b) still good.

Would I buy it again? No

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D&G Jamaican Pineapple Ginger Soda Review


This tastes exactly like it says on the label. It’s a good pineapple flavor married with a noticeable ginger burn. I don’t think I’d typically choose this one when I’m just straight-up in the mood for pineapple, because that burn is real prominent, and you have to be in the right mood for it. It might pair well with a spicier meal.

Would I buy it again? Yes