In the actual market we can find a lot of new and premium mixers for our drinks, and if we think in rum, the most popular mixer in which we think is cola. The most popular brand of cola used in the Rum&Cola, of course is Coke (Coca-Cola in Spain), but I llove to try new brands and give the opportunity to different flavours. We never know where we can find a better product!!!
This is the reason for that VS post, in the future I’ll make it with more brands and kinds of mixers for rums.
This VS is between a can of Coca-Cola (the spanish Coke) and a bottle of Fentimans Curiosity Cola. Think that the flavour of Coke changes from one country to another, it was adjusted to the palate of the potential consumers.
Talking about the ingredients of each product:
Coca-Cola: Carbonated Water,sugar, coloring E-150d, acidulant E-338 and natural flavours (including caffeine).
Fentimans Curiosity Cola: Carbonated Water, Fermented Ginger Root Extract (water, glucose, syrup, ginger root, yeast), Sugar, Flavourings, Colour: Caramel (E150d), Phosphoric Acid (E338), caffeine.
We could see in the label a lot of common ingredients and a clear difference: Fermented Ginger Root Extract.
It’s time to taste the product!!!
I served two shots of the colas, in the picture Coca-Cola is on the left and Curiosity Cola is on the right, and the first thing that I could appreciate is that Curiosity has a darker color than Coca-Cola. Smelling this, I was impressed by the aroma of Curiosity, it was more intense than the other…it smells more like the cola ice pops that I ate in my childhood (here in Spain we call it Flash or Polin). And then, tasting it, Curiosity Cola was more fizzy than Coke, with a better and more powerful cola flavour…Coke tastes very insipid beside it. In my opinion, Curiosity was less sweet.
After that, I make the best part of the test: The Rum&Cola!!! (Yes, I drink both Rum&Cola at the same time! :P)
In two tall glasses, I added in each:
2 Ice cubes
2oz Havana Club 7 years Rum
1 Orange peel twist
18cl of cola: Coca-Cola in the left and Curiosity Cola on the right of the picture.
I stirred it a bit with a bar spoon…and after the hard work of drink and relish both…my personal opinion was that:
Fentimans Curiosity Cola Wins the VS
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