Soda maker Rocket Fizz is known for pushing the envelope with its drink flavors. The company, which has previously produced lines flavored to taste like buffalo chicken wings, peanut butter and jelly and bacon, has put out its latest drink — ranch dressing soda.
The Huffington Post talked with Rocket Fizz co-founder, Rob Powells, about the origin of the drink.
“My Rocket Fizz business partner Ryan and I were eating lunch a few months ago and he went overboard with using ranch dressing with everything on his plate," Powells said. "I told him we ought to bottle a ranch dressing soda so he can have ranch dressing at his beck and call 24/7.”
The editors of the site got their hands on a bottle and gave it a taste test. Their review states:
The smell is like blue cheese and plastic and smelly feet. The taste is just like sugar and coconut, but THE SMELL IS SO REPULSIVE THAT I CANNOT GET PAST IT.
The initial smell isn't great. But if you can get past that, the soda tastes like sweet candy. Not ranch dressing so much, but pleasant enough.
Doesn't taste like ranch, and kind of has bad aftertaste.
You know, there is almost nothing I won't eat, but the smell of this alone made my eyes water. The taste isn't the problem, it just tastes like sugar soda. The problem is the lactic, blue-cheesy, synthetic aroma that enters your soft palate and nose as you swallow. Just thinking about it is giving me the shivers.
I mean, why not mess with buttermilk powder and garlic extract before you turn to some weird synthetic chemical? This tastes like you soaked blue cheese in sunscreen in a plastic tub on a hot day, and then forced it through a seltzer siphon.