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treetoptom
08-11-2008, 11:46 AM
Ten of us in the workplace soda tasting crew participated in the Tropical Fruit Punch Soda Taste Olympics on Friday, trying 9 different sodas. When the ballots were counted, the medals were awarded as follows:

Gold: Tahitian Treat
Silver: Jarritos
Bronze: Goya

BRAND TOP 3 NO. 1 POINTS

TAHITIAN TREAT 9 4 13
JARRITOS 6 3 9
GOYA 4 1 5
BARRILITOS 2 1 3
CRUSH 3 0 3
SUBURBAN 2 1 3
SUNKIST 2 0 2
ROCK CREEK 2 0 2
IBERIA 0 0 0

TT had the right mix of flavors for our crew - not too sweet, not too carbonated, all around good soda.

No doubt as to the loser in this one. The medalists:

Foolís Gold: Iberia
Tinfoil: Rock Creek
Lead: Goya & Suburban

BRAND BOTTOM 3 NO. 9 POINTS

IBERIA 10 6 16
ROCK CREEK 5 1 6
GOYA 4 1 5
SUBURBAN 4 1 5
JARRITOS 2 1 3
SUNKIST 2 0 2
CRUSH 2 0 2
BARRILITOS 1 0 1
TAHITIAN TREAT 0 0 0


Hard to argue with the results on this one, particularly on Iberia Ė one of the worst sodas Iíve ever tried. I was a little surprised to see Goya a double-medal winner Ė just goes to show you we donít all like the same taste when it comes to sodas.

Mr Zabe
08-11-2008, 01:43 PM
I have not had fruit punch soda pop in a long time.
I do remeber that when I was a kid Tahitian Treat
was very robust and flavorful. :) I used to drink it
mostly during dog days of summer.

skylark68
08-11-2008, 03:25 PM
Tahitian Treat is awesome. Unfortunately it's very hard to get here in Houston. I found it in 2 liter bottles for a brief spell but it's gone now. It used to be pretty easy to find when i was a kid.

Glad to hear that it came out on top in your Olympics. :D

kawachi
08-18-2008, 12:19 AM
What, no Shasta Tiki Punch? Speaking of Tahitian Treat, does anybody remember another Canada Dry flavor, Wild Cherry? Best cherry soda ever, IMHO.

treetoptom
08-18-2008, 04:16 PM
The only bottle of Shasta Tiki Punch I could find was a dusty 3L at Mars Supermarket that I've seen sitting on the shelf for a looooong time. Couldn't bring myself to buy it.

fusion
08-18-2008, 04:57 PM
Canada Dry wild cherry can still be found in the Mid-Atlantic.