Rocket Fizz (14 reviews)

Rocket Fizz The Wizard of Oz Cherry Cola

Rocket Fizz The Wizard of Oz Cherry Cola

Everyone is familiar with how the Wizard of Oz grants the travelers wishes at the end of the book/film. You know courage, heart, brain, and to go home. What never got discussed was what Toto wanted. If a lion, a sack of straw and a pile of metal get wishes, why wouldn’t a pooch get one? At least he has a functioning respiratory system, that’s more than you can say about some of the other guys. What do I know though? Perhaps off camera the Wizard gave him some Milkbones and it just didn’t make for good entertainment. On the other hand maybe the dog had different designs. There is a chance that he wanted to stay in Oz because it was more exciting than a dumb farm in the dustbowl. Perhaps his wish was for that guy to hang himself in the background of a shot of the film. That is one dark dog. There is also a chance that El Barko wanted some cherry cola. Oddly that is the least likely of all of these scenarios, but if that’s what he wanted and this bottle is what he was granted, he came out a winner in my book. This is neither the best cola nor the best cherry beverage I have ever drank, but together they work together very well. The cherry is actually stronger than the cola, which is something I don’t know if I’ve come across before, but it works. It makes the whole thing taste bold and something of its own. The use of real cane sugar also helps to win me over. The whole thing just blends together in a way that is pleasant to my taste buds.

I doubt Toto really wanted cherry cola, or really wanted much at all, but I don’t see what else The Wizard of Oz has to do with this soda. The label image is from an old children’s record, so maybe it’s just a play on nostalgia. Who knows? Who cares? It tastes great.

Website
http://www.rocketfizz.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 14th, 2015
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Rocket Fizz Rowdy Roddy Piper Bubble Gum Soda

Rocket Fizz Rowdy Roddy Piper Bubble Gum Soda

Before Shepard Fairey hit the streets with his Obey signs/graffiti those signs belonged to one of the greatest movies this world has ever known; They Live. It is John Carpenter’s tale of a civilization in which the ruling class is actually aliens in disguise, and they use subliminal messages everywhere to control the populace. Not only it’s it ridiculously entertaining, but it also may contain the longest fight scene of all times. The film stars former professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper as a drifter who, with the help of a pair of sunglasses, discovers the true nature of the ruling class.

The most memorable line from the movie is “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.” Now you know the origin story of this soda. Someone at Rocket Fizz has great taste in movies, and somehow their legal team cleared the product and now we have it to enjoy. You know what? This might be the only bubblegum tasting soda that I have ever actually enjoyed, and that includes people’s precious champagne colas, which are just gross. The flavor of this pop doesn’t punch you in the face, like other sodas of this flavor, or say Mr. Piper might if you declined to wear the special sunglasses. Instead it mainly has a general soda flavor with a light, but nice bubblegum flavor. It actually just tastes like you’re drinking a flavorless soda while chewing a big hunk of gum. I don’t know if that sounds appealing, but if you keep looking at all those signs around you, I’m sure their hidden messages will get you drinking this by the case in no time. They live. We sleep.

Website
http://www.rocketfizz.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on April 8th, 2015
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Rocket Fizz Peanut Butter Soda

Rocket Fizz Peanut Butter Soda

Beach Slang are a punk/indie band from Philadelphia, PA. Jason recently went on tour with them and at their show at Sister in Albuquerque James, JP, Ed and Ruben did a guest review for Rocket Fizz’s Peanut Butter Soda. Their first full length will be out on Polyvinyl this fall.

Website
http://www.rocketfizz.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
1/5
Reviewed By
Beach Slang on April 4th, 2015
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Rocket Fizz Cinnamon

Rocket Fizz Cinnamon

I don't want this to sound negative or inappropriate, but I wanted this drink to make me choke. After drinking this I wanted it to do the same thing. I wanted each sip to be punishing but deserving of another go. Once again, it's not bad that it didn't but a man has his standards.

This was sweeter than it was asphyxiating. The trade-off left me with a little more syrupy, candy-esque cinnamon. It was good but everyone agreed that it was just too sweet. If you could make cinnamon apples and just ate the cinnamon candy shell, that's what this would be.

Look, I don't want this to seem like I'm into choking because I'm not. I'm fixated on the punishment that I wanted from a drink. That might be just as concerting.

Website
http://www.rocketfizz.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on February 26th, 2013
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Rocket Fizz Green Apple Jalapeno

Rocket Fizz Green Apple Jalapeno

What is there to be surprised about? You like green apples and you like jalapenos. Together how could it be bad? Sure, it's strange. You get green apple, which is sour and sweet, and you've got jalapeno, which is spicy hot. Where it gets strange is that the tastes are close but not totally accurate.

The green apple doesn't take like a green apple or even what candy green apple tastes like. It tastes like a green apple Airhead where it's delicious but almost a green apple flavored soft plastic. The jalapeno is not jalapeno at all as much as it is the burn from a ginger beer. It's spicy so in the sense that peppers are hot, this is hot, but you know what? Lemons and bananas are the same color but taste different. A red car and a red apple are the same color but taste different. It seems a bit misleading but I will accept the argument of "hot is hot" and I can throw down my gloves and accept a truce.

This is good. If you had a ginger beer but replaced the ginger with a green apple Jolly Rancher, you'd be on the right track. It's got a nice burn after a childish, green apple flavor. I bet kids would like this more than adults for that reason. A spicy pop is great for adults but the candiness of it knocks it down to the kid-zone. Regardless of age, if you see this try it because it's totally different than any pop you've ever tried. Sure I broke it down pretty simply so you know what to expect but still, you aren't going to see it coming.

Website
http://www.rocketfizz.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on January 4th, 2013
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Rocket Fizz Shirley Temple

Rocket Fizz Shirley Temple

Join me on a rocket ride to Russia! Oh wait this soda is actually made in California. Well that makes things a lot easier. Join me on a regular airplane ride to the west coast so we can stop off in Camarillo for some tasty soda pops.

The apple of the eye of nearly every bar patron who chooses not to imbibe alcohol is a little lady by the name of Shirley Temple. She is generally composed of a lemon-lime soda and grenadine (aka cherry syrup). I can't even tell you the quantity of these bar tenders have prepared for me over the years. The only pre-bottled version I have ever seen before is made by Saranac and it is way, way syrupy. Rocket Fizz didn't make that mistake. Instead of sweetening their soda with HFCS they used straight up sugar, which was a wise decision. It's not nearly as syrupy, which makes it way more enjoyable. It's a light and flavorful cherry-citrus soda. It actually has a vague cherry Twizzler taste to it, which is strange because the Rocket Fizz licorice soda was a big disappointment.

Bartenders everywhere are raising their glasses in salute to this soda for being as good, if not better, than any version they could have concocted.

Website
http://www.rocketfizz.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 3rd, 2012
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Rocket Fizz Cotton Candy

Rocket Fizz Cotton Candy

Honey, I'm sorry that I'm too sick to go to the fair tonight. I don't know where this headache and dizziness came from. I know how badly you wanted to ride the merry-go-round and the Ferris Wheel. We can go tomorrow but for now I've got to rest. I did get you something just in case a scenario just like this would occur. I bought you some cotton candy pop. I saw it and had to get it for you because I know you love it so much. What's not to love, though? It's so much fun to eat. It's so big and then you put it in your mouth and it almost disappears.

Here you go buddy. What do you think? It certainly smells good. It's sweet? How sweet? Too sweet? How is the flavor? May I have a sip, buddy? Thanks. Ooofff. You're right. It is sweet. Uhhh. The flavor isn't bad. It's certainly cotton candy-esque. This is great if you are in a city that...say...forbids carnivals, lawn fetes, or fairs. You have a couple ounces of summer fun right there.

Buddy, tomorrow we will go and pet all the llamas, drink all the sweet tea, play all the "I Got It", and eat some hot dogs. I promise. For now, let daddy just sit here and listen to the soothing sounds of Sade.

Website
http://www.rocketfizz.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on May 22nd, 2012
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Rocket Fizz S'Mores

Rocket Fizz S'Mores

I was finally asked to a sleepover at The Sandlot Crew's tree house last night. To put in lightly, it was AMAZING! I had so much fun! We didn't have parents bugging us, we ate junk food, and Squints told us the story of The Beast. I'll admit, it made me a little scared to go back to the sandlot today. I was supposed to be there a half hour ago.

Anyways, probably the coolest thing was when Ham offered me my first s'more. I had no idea what he was talking about and I thought he was offering me more of nothing. Chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers were meant to be eaten together. It was a heavenly treat. When I got home this morning I told my mom that I loved s'mores now. With the biggest smile on her face, she went to the fridge and brought me this bottle of pop back. I had no idea they made this!! The people at Rocket Fizz must be rocket scientists because this tastes exactly like the s'mores I had last night. It's like chocolate and marshmallow in liquid form.

Don't tell the other guys, but I think I like this s'mores soda more than the actually food. It's less messy and tastes more consistently awesome. Okay I gotta go, if I don't get to the baseball field soon I'll be stuck batting last again.

Website
http://www.rocketfizz.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Other/Weird, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Derek Neuland on January 10th, 2012
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Rocket Fizz Banana Nut

Rocket Fizz Banana Nut

I have a problem. When all of the natural disasters culminate and the world is in shambles I know I will somehow end up on a tropical island somewhere. I also know that all there will be to eat is bananas. This will result in me starving to death because bananas are completely revolting. From the flavor to the texture it is the prime example of fruit gone bad. Over the years I've gone back and given banana another try again and again and each time I walk away hating it more. All of that being said I love banana nut bread. I don't understand why, but I think it's incredible. Something in the other ingredients neutralizes the banana flavor and it's delicious. It was because of this that I chose this soda out of the box when we were doing the Thirsty Dudes drink draft (yes that really happens).

This smells intense. It smells like banana candy with a weird harsh undertone. I've never let a bad smell turn me off of a drink, so down the hatch it went. At first it tasted like banana flavored Runts. Then the taste of the previously mentioned weird harsh smell came into play. I instantly was able to place the smell. It was the scent of slightly burnt dessert bread. The taste matched up. My overall review of this soda is that it tastes like someone made a loaf of banana bread, but didn't have actual bananas or sugar, so they ground up a bunch of banana nerds. Then they got all caught up looking for a save point in the video game they were playing and the loaf got slightly burnt.

Now someone make sure there is other fruit present on that island I will inevitably end up on so I don't starve from being stubborn.

Website
http://www.rocketfizz.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on January 8th, 2012
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Rocket Fizz Root Beer Float

Rocket Fizz Root Beer Float

In order to cut my chocolate intake a bit, I decided on a root beer float. I undoubtedly made the right decision. This pop was spectacular. I don't know where the "float" came from, but the root beer was pretty great. If I had to stretch it, I might saw that the root beer was smoother than normal. If they called it "root beer" I would have been satisfied. "Float" doesn't take away from the drink, it just builds up some expectations. The root beer was that good that I don't care if they called it "crap soup". Go ahead. I dare you. Put out a root beer called "crap soup" and dare me not to drink it.

Website
http://www.rocketfizz.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Root Beer
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on December 24th, 2011
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