Last Updated: 12/16/2011 2:08 PM
The Cranberry Dream offering is definitely a unique tasting product. We expected the product to have a sweet tasting cranberry flavor, but instead the cranberry note is dry. This actually does a nice job of complementing the vanilla and spice flavors, while pine, an offbeat flavor additive, adds a unique note to the finish. A quick glance at the ingredients confirms that Balsam Fir needles and natural Douglas fir flavors are part of this holiday concoction. How you even pull this together is interesting enough, let alone actually making it taste good (which is certainly does). The craft appeal of this product continues through the packaging as well. A vintage, yet clean look helps define what Taylor’s Tonics is all about. The cranberry strung in garland graphic could not be more appropriate for what is inside the bottle. To the point, we don’t think anyone would assume there would be Fir needles infused into the soda. Overall, The Cranberry Dream took a very familiar flavor, cranberry, and combined it with something completely off the wall, fir needles to make a very unique and tasty refreshment beverage.