Anyway…currently the top-selling flavor at the North Market Pop Shop in Frederick, Maryland (my local soda purveyor), Chocolate Covered Maple Smoked Bacon soda calls itself “breakfast in a bottle.”
I have to admit I was slightly intimidated by this product at first, but I can confirm for you that you can definitely taste the smoke and you can definitely detect the bacon. They stand out as two distinct notes in this sugary brew.
Others have remarked that they can only taste the chocolate element, which is funny to me because I taste more of the smokey bacon than the chocolate.
Real Soda makes “real soda in real bottles,” and this particular offering uses real, all natural cane sugar instead of that nasty corn syrup stuff. (Bubbles and Foam is firmly against corn syrup, ugh.)
If I’m going to make myself fat reviewing sodas, then by golly it had better be real cane sugar making me blimp out.
Anyway, this soda is definitely tasty and closer to the “amazing” end of the spectrum, but in the end I prefer to ingest my bacon the old-fashioned way. The soda is a little too far on the sweet side for me, and I’m not sure if I’m comfortable with the notion of bacon as a liquid.
But if you want to be adventurous and delve deep into the world of sodas for an unusual flavor combination, this drink is the perfect place to start your explorations of the quirkier parts of the soda universe.
Where I got my soda: North Market Pop Shop
Where you can get your soda: Chocolate Covered Maple Smoked Bacon Soda (Amazon)