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  1. #1
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    Default Tropical Fruit Punch Soda Olympics

    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.
    With thousands of sodas available for the choosing, why drink just one or two?

  2. #2
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    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.
    Last edited by Mr Zabe; 08-11-2008 at 12:53 PM.
    Don't worry, be happy. Meher Baba

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    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.

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    What, no Shasta Tiki Punch? Speaking of Tahitian Treat, does anybody remember another Canada Dry flavor, Wild Cherry? Best cherry soda ever, IMHO.
    Last edited by kawachi; 08-17-2008 at 11:19 PM. Reason: misspelling

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    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.
    With thousands of sodas available for the choosing, why drink just one or two?

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    Canada Dry wild cherry can still be found in the Mid-Atlantic.

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