Well, it’s that time of the year again. The leaves have (mostly) fallen, Halloween is past us with Thanksgiving struggling not to get overlooked by Christmas. And the eternal debate is here once more: people that like pumpkin pie and people that are wrong don’t like pumpkin pie. That debate will not be settled here.
For those of us who do like pumpkin pie (and the Soda Jerk is definitely in the “I freakin’ LOVE pumpkin pie!” camp), Maine Root Handcrafted Beverages™ has again released their Pumpkin Pie Soda. Klassic Arcade got its hands on one case, so there is a limited supply. You’ll definitely want to grab a bottle or two before they run out (last year they sold out by Thanksgiving).
This is a very good soda pop, that really tastes its best on a chilly, gray fall day. (Trust me, you don’t want this on a warm summer day) With a definite presence of pumpkin spice in every sip, you will definitely taste the pumpkin pie flavor throughout the entire bottle. Seems like Maine Root knew just how much pumpkin spice to add so as to not overwhelm, but you will find that it comes right up to the line of being too much. This is not mild by any stretch, but it is never too strong. I think they did a fine job of balancing the amount of spice with the proper amount of sweetness.
So if you are a fan of pumpkin pie and haven’t tried Maine Root Pumpkin Pie Soda, head out to Klassic Arcade and try a bottle. Then get an extra bottle to take home and wait to enjoy it with a piece of pumpkin pie (which the Soda Jerk just might do after Thanksgiving dinner!)
(photo courtesy of maineroot.com)