May 22nd: Faygo Chocolate Cream Pie Soda

Kcal 0 Fat 0.0g Carbs 0.0g (diet soda)

Last week we received a curious package from an anonymous reader asking us to request this Chocolate Cream Pie flavoured soda. There is probably a good argument that you shouldn't be drinking unheard of drinks from strangers that arrive in the post :-) but we are a little more adventurous than that at ChocolateMission so we thought we would give this Faygo branded bottle a try. A little research on the internet revealed the following regarding Faygo:

'Faygo Beverages, Inc. is a soft drink company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. The beverages produced by the company, branded as Faygo or Faygo Pop, are distributed in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Central Southern regions of the United States. Aswell available in southern Canada. Faygo Beverages, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Beverage Corporation, which also owns Shasta' .... thanks WIKI

Following a sufficient chilling period in the ChocolateMission HQ fridge we shared the largish 591ml bottle out between three of us. Aesthetically the liquid looked no different to your average cola with its dark coloured complexion, aroma wise we were left unimpressed by the chemically sweet smells on offer.

Fearing the worst but hoping for the best we commenced the taste test and were pleasantly surprised by our findings. The taste had a strong vanilla flavour base and had underlying elements of coffee and chocolatey syrup. It wasn't exactly the most sophisticated of flavour experiences but it was unique and not like any other sodas we had tried before. Add in to the mix that it was refreshing, easy to drink and on the whole pleasant enough then by our estimation its a drink worth trying if you are a soda fan that gets the opportunity.

7.2 out of 10

n.b. In case your wondering we did survive this 'soda from strangers' experience :-) its a full 48 hours since we drank the stuff