Private Selection - 4 Reviews

Private Selection Irish Cream Cream Soda

Private Selection Irish Cream Cream Soda
I have never had an Irish Cream before. In fact I wasn't quite sure what it was. I assumed it was some sort of creamy liquor that people put into coffee, hence the saying “Irish up your coffee.” Look at me putting the obvious dots together. Turns out I was correct. One thing I do know in the world of Irish Cream is Baileys and the reason I actually know anything about Baileys is the Old Greg sketch from Mighty Boosh. It's the best thing the show ever created and it includes some fine art based on Baileys.

With all that said, this tastes pretty much how I would have expected it to. It's a cream soda with the tiniest hint of coffee in it. It's quite delicious and I'm enjoying it way more than I had anticipated. The coffee is there enough to make you notice it but it's subtle enough so that it is still primarily a cream soda and not just a coffee pop.
Rating
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃
Categories
Coffee and Soda Pop
Company
Private SelectionWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 4/27/17, 11:42 AM
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Private Selection Hopped Graepfruit Cream Soda

Private Selection Hopped Graepfruit Cream Soda
This soda falls under the category of so obvious that we missed it all of this time. How has the whole of humanity existed for so long without someone saying, “Hey let's mix grapefruit with cream soda?” Even as I type that out it seems strange, but how many of us love the combination of orange and vanilla? The creamsicle taste is a standard. If one citrus fruit can provide such great results, why have we never tried another? Well, that is until now.

This is a knock your socks off flavor. It's so familiar, with just enough of a twist that makes you truly appreciate each sip. The base is a fantastic cream soda that would get rave reviews on its own. Adding the grapefruit is just icing on the cake. It's not overly sour, but it is certainly different than an orange cream. Actually, after tasting this I don't know if I see a need for orange cream to exist anymore, at least not in the spotlight. This should be the go to flavor.

I'm not sure what the “Hopped” is all about, as I don't taste anything other than the cream and grapefruit in here. That's fine. I didn't want anything else anyways. This is perfection.
Rating
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃
Categories
Soda Pop
Company
Private SelectionWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 1/8/17, 8:19 AM
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Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Cola

Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Cola
Private Selection is Kroger Grocery Stores line of craft sodas. I personally am fine with them keeping this particular flavor private. It has all the makings for a great olde timey soda that doesn't taste like a Coke or Pepsi, but then there is that bourbon flavor in there. I assume that's what the flavor is, since I've never tasted bourbon before. It's the thing in there that makes this taste quasi alcoholic. I don't think it's psychosomatic because I was not expecting that at all. I was expecting a dark bold cola that is made with kola nut. Sure, that is there, but there's also the extra flavor that just turns me off from it. Without it I would have savored this soda and enjoyed the hell out of it. As it stands I can't get past half of it. I'm sure for someone who enjoys alcohol they wouldn't notice it as much as I do (the same way they say kombucha doesn't taste like all of the left over half drunk beers at a party mixed together a week later). This is for someone. Someone is going to love this. I am not that someone.
Rating
🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
Categories
Soda Pop
Company
Private SelectionWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 12/22/16, 10:35 AM
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Private Selection Huckleberry Hibiscus Cream Soda

Private Selection Huckleberry Hibiscus Cream Soda
I love grocery stores. I don't really know why, but when I'm traveling I love stopping in at local stores and different chains. Even when I don't need anything I just like wandering around in them. I live in the land of Wegmans, so it's hard to beat what I have at home, but I still enjoy the differences of other stores. I've always been a fan of Kroger. Their stores look pretty standard, but they generally carry some different and decent stuff, especially for vegetarians. I recently was told about their new Private Selection line and I couldn't wait until I was back in their territory to check it out. It is their fancy store brand stuff. They call it artisanal. I call it delicious, well at least this soda.

Some other things that I greatly enjoy besides supermarkets are huckleberry and hibiscus. I used to be a big fiend for cream soda in high school as well, even though I don't drink it too much these days. Actually I guess I drink the adult version of it every day in the way of drinking Polar's vanilla seltzer. This soda took three things I am a fan of and mixed them together into something that is greater as a whole. Real fruit juice is used and the cream soda doesn't taste even remotely cheap. The huckleberry and hibiscus mix together nicely leaving only the faintest tinges of floral. This all interacts with the vanilla in a way that couldn't be better.

The fact that this is as good as it is and is a store brand is kind of a game changer. Sure, it does have a higher price (I think it was $5 for a 4-pack), but it's on the cheap side of the quality that you receive. I do warn you that once you try this there is a chance you will never look at another cream soda the same way again.
Rating
🧃🧃🧃🧃🧃
Categories
Soda Pop
Company
Private SelectionWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 8/30/16, 6:16 PM
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