Dante Drinks Soda

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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

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Red Hare Grapefruit Soda Review

Hey, it’s my first grapefruit soda since starting this blog. Though I can’t stand eating an actual real-life grapefruit, I seem to recall enjoying a Squirt from time-to-time in the past, and so since I liked the last Red Hare soda I reviewed, I figured why not give this one a chance? Well, I’m glad I did. The grapefruit taste is relatively mild–more mild than I remember Squirt being–and the whole thing is terrifically balanced. It’s not too sweet, no weird aftertaste, and overall the word that kept entering my mind as I drank it was “refreshing.” I’m actually in danger of becoming a grapefruit fan.

Would I buy it again? Yes