Penny Cola Company originated in 2013 in California. The website has a short history statement. It is “Penny Cola was created in 2013 by some of us who were tired of drinking corn. Enough Said.” Short and tow the point, I guess. Unlike others, they have a funky you tube video.
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Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Cane Sugar, Caramel Color, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate and natural flavors.
Nutrition 12 oz serving (from the bottle)
45 mg Sodium.
45g (19%) of Daily Carbohydrates
0 mg Caffeine
Aroma and Flavor – 2.25 out of 3 mugs
Upon reading the label, I saw a relatively high sodium count. I was expecting a sharp taste that comes from sodium. The first aroma sensation I had was a little medicinal. So I had less than high hopes. Then I took my first sip. It was nothing like I expected. It has a nice array of flavors blended to confuse me as to what I was really drinking. There was a clear sassafras and sodium aftertaste, almost a little much.
Head – 1.0 out of 3 mugs
The head rated at 1.00 is almost excessive. It had large foam yet it took less then 10 seconds to totally disappear from sight.
Zip – 2.25 out of 3 mugs
There is a tantalizing mix of flavors. Unfortunately it is clear that the sodium content is higher than many I have tasted. There are hints of wintergreen and vanilla with a strong sassafras aftertaste.
Post Consumption Impression – 2.25 out of 3 mugs
This was well rounded. Not the best but I assume it will finish in the top 25 once I finish he 100 root beers in the pile.
Would I recommend this at 8.0 out of 12 mugs?
It is worth a try as there is nothing outstanding yet nothing terrible.