CASCAL Fermented Soda Crafted with Natural Juices

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Recently, Andrew Zimmern, the host of popular television show Bizarre Foods, partnered with Cascal to introduce their fermented soda flavors in cans and I received a sample kit to try them out the other day. According to their website, “Cascal is a delicious, fermented soda crafted with natural juices. It is complex yet refreshingly light, bubbly and lower in calories. Available in both bottles and cans, the flavors range from more delicate to more robust and are the perfect complement a meal or can be enjoyed as stand-alone refreshment.”

CASCAL Fermented Soda Crafted with Natural Juices

Cascal Fermented Soda Fresh Tropical

There’s a strong refreshing mango peach sort of aroma coming out from this tall and slim can with subtle tangerine scent. The color of this Cascal fermented soda Fresh Tropical seemed close to the orange color or a bit lighter. The texture of this fermented soda was similar to juice drinks but with carbonation. As for the taste, the very first sip tasted almost flat with a subtle mango flavor at the end after you swallow down the sip. After couple more sips, you could taste the fruit flavors in the sip, but they don’t last long in your mouth. The sweet taste wasn’t overly sweetened either. I could only taste the mango and tangerine flavors in this fresh tropical flavor. As you drink more, there’s a subtle bitter taste at the end after your mouth processed the sip. It’s very smooth, easy and pleasant to drink. There’s no aftertaste for this fermented soda drink.

Cascal Fermented Soda Fresh Tropical

Cascal fermented soda crisp white

After opening the can, there’s a refreshing pear and apple aromas coming out from the can with subtle fermented scent. The color of this fermented soda looked like Corona Lime with less carbonation and the texture was similar as well. As for the taste, the very first sip tasted just like fermented drinks and there was no fruit flavors what so ever. Even after couple more sips, you still couldn’t tell what’s in the flavor. It tasted like beer without alcohol with less bitterness after you swallow down the sip. As you drink more, you could sense the apple flavor in the taste but it’s not easily recognizable. As for other fruit flavors, only the pear taste was also in the same situation as the apple flavor. After finishing half of the can, there’s a subtle lime taste at the end when you swallow down the sip. This ferments soda crisp white was also easy, smooth and pleasant to drink. There’s no aftertaste for this soda drink.

Cascal fermented soda crisp white

Cascal Fermented Soda Ripe Rouge

Upon opening the can, there’s a strong refreshing cherry aroma coming out from the can with a subtle pomegranate scent. The color of this Ripe Rouge looked just like fresh roses that you see in your local supermarket or in your own garden. As for the texture, this flavor was a bit different because its liquid was slightly thicker than the previous flavors. The very first sip tasted weird. I had no idea what I just taste and I was expecting to be more like cherry flavor taste. After couple more sips, there’s a subtle sweet taste after you swallow down the sip and that’s something that I didn’t notice in the previous two flavors. After chugging down half can, one of the fruit flavors decided to show up and it’s not cherry but rather pomegranate.

Cascal Fermented Soda Ripe Rouge

Cascal Fermented Soda Bright Citrus

There’s a strong refreshing Tangerine and pineapple aromas coming out from the can when you open it for the first time and the scents were very pleasant to smell. The color of this Bright Citrus looked same as the color on the can itself and it did look like citrus color. The texture was similar to the previous flavors. The very first sip tasted “wow”. Some times you could whether the drink is going to be good or not by just tasting the first sip and this Bright Citrus is going to be the good one. The tangerine and pineapple flavors were easy to recognize where as the previous flavors were very difficult to sense the flavors. When your mouth processes the sip, you first get to taste the tangerine flavor and then you get the less appealing pineapple flavor. After you swallow down the sip, you will get the subtle tart taste. Also, the fermented flavor wasn’t so dominate in the flavor compares to the previous flavors. There’s no aftertaste for this flavor either.

Cascal Fermented Soda Bright Citrus

Cascal Fermented Soda Berry Cassis

For this flavor, there’s a lightly grape aroma coming out from the can when you first open it and it was refreshing just like the previous flavors. The color for this Berry Cassis was obviously close to purple or grape color. The texture was same as other flavors and the very first sip tasted lightly sweet grape. After couple more sips, you could taste the lightly black currant flavor as well. However, the grape flavor appeared much stronger after you chug down one third of the can. Also, you could taste the subtle lemon flavor after you swallow down the sip. As for tangerine taste, there’s no sign of it at all in the taste. In this flavor, the dominate flavor was the grape. The sweet and tart tastes were balanced very well. There’s no aftertaste for this soda as well.

Cascal Fermented Soda Drink Berry Cassis

The ingredients for Cascal Fermented Soda Fresh Tropical include: Sparkling Water, White Grape and Tangerine and Lemon Juices from concentrate, Carrot Juice from concentrate (for color), concentrated fermented Apple juice, Natural Flavors and Rebiana (Stevia Extract).
The ingredients for Cascal Fermented Soda Crisp White include: Sparkling Water, Pear and Apple Juices from concentrate, concentrated fermented pear juice, lemon juice from concentrate, concentrated fermented apple and peach juices, and natural flavors.
The ingredients for Cascal Fermented Soda Berry Cassis include: Sparkling water, White Grape and Black Currant and Tangerine and Lemon Juices from concentrate, Natural Flavors, Concentrated fermented Cherry Juice and Rebiana (Stevia Extract).
The ingredients for Cascal Fermented Soda Bright Citrus include: Sparkling Water, White Grape and Tangerine and Lemon Juices from concentrate, concentrated fermented apple juice, carrot juice from concentrate (for color), Natural Flavors and Rebiana (Stevia Extract).
The ingredients for Cascal Fermented Soda Ripe Rouge include: Sparkling Water, Apple and Pear and Blueberry and Lemon and Black Currant and Pomegranate Juices from concentrate, concentrated fermented cherry juice, natural flavors and concentrated fermented apple juice.

Cascal fermented soda facts

Cascal Fermented Soda Facts

Overall, the tastes for the five flavors were great! I like all those five flavors and if I have to pick one, I would choose the Bright Citrus because it has the most appealing taste among others. Too bad I didn’t get a chance to taste their Light Red. Also, if you like juice drinks, Cascal could be your other alternatives for juice drinks.

Details

Price:  Sample Kit

Size: 12 FL OZ / 355ML

Aroma: Fruity

Taste:  Fruity

Calories: 60, 70, 80, 80, 80

Where to buy: Here

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  • Laura

    Best drink I’ve tried this year. I can’t stop thinking about this deliciouse drink. I first found this drink at one of the new health store markets but unfortunately they are no longer open. Where can I find this at. Fraziers? Hopefully I will locate this unforgettable drink again.

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