as soon as I found out about this soda, I contact the company to see how to get some. they very generously offered to send a couple my way, and sure enough, they soon arrived!
as a kid, i never liked pecans. or walnuts. i was more a filbert and almond kind of guy. but then i tried pecan pie. and butter pecan ice cream. there might be something to these pecan things, at least when accompanied by lots of sweetness. i came to enjoy them on their own as well and many days i will have a handful for a snack. but it never occurred to be to make them into a root beer flavoring addition. but the people at Fest did! so, good for them. or is it? I love the idea they have with the company in general, nicknaming each flavor with the nickname of someone of something distinctly New Orleans. this one is “Papa Joe” after Joe Oliver, the little recognized jazz musician. the design work is very cool and different. and their website is one of the best i’ve seen for a soda company.
how is the taste? i will say first of all that i don’t really taste pecan in here at all. i try to focus on that flavor. perhaps the bit of a bitter edge that is there might be classified as pecan but i don’t think so. that is the distinct taste here though so i will go with that idea. and i don’t like bitter things too much. it hits you right off, then the sweetness comes in and takes over mainly yet not fully so you are left with a somewhat bitter sweet taste that lingers. which is ok. i don’t love it and i appreciate that they are trying something different and new and they get a little bonus for that. but overall it isn’t great.
Anthony’s Rating: 71
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||LA, online||Obtained in:||sent by company|
Ingredients: carbonated water, sugar, natural flavors, caramel color, phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate (preservative), potassium sorbate (preservative)