Thursday, May 27, 2010
At least I can say I tried.
Though I am not a coffee drinker, I am willing to test my limits. This Manhattan Special Pure Espresso Coffee Soda (which I bought at my beloved Meat Hook) is just beyond my limits. It's too bad I didn't like it, as I find it appealing that they're made in my neighborhood and have been around since 1895, but I'll be honest. I thought this beverage took the beauty of a classic cola and marred it with the ugliness of a bitter coffee, then sweetened the whole thing.
I recognize that espresso-lovers might not take my word for it. I'd expect those of you who really appreciate coffee and soda/pop would want to try it and draw your own conclusions. In recognition of my own limitations, I bought two, and gave one to an anonymous friend who likes the java. He/she said, "It was not as gross as I expected. It was kind of too sweet."