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Faygo - Reviews & More


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#41 nosweargamer

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:16 PM

Where would you even find the cotton candy or candy apple flavors?

 

In Michigan, I found them in the 24oz bottles at gas stations and 2 Liters at Meijers.

I've notice eBay sellers selling them at inflated prices too.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:24 PM

Rock & Rye!

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This one is sooo hard to describe, so I will quote the Faygo website:

A dreamy vanilla cream soda with just a kick of something that may or not be cherry. We’re not at liberty to disclose the ingredients actually. In fact, the recipe is so secret that it doesn’t exist. And yes, we know that makes absolutely no sense.

 

Simply put, this is a must for fans of cream sodas...or almost fans of pop in general. Not only is this my favorite Faygo, it may very well be my favorite pop of all time.

 

 

Rating: Hall of Fame

 

Faygo Ranks

1) Rock & Rye!

2) Root Beer!

3) Cotton Candy

4) Candy Apple

5) Moon Mist Blue

6) Redpop!

7) Moon Mist


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:02 AM

Simply put, this is a must for fans of cream sodas...or almost fans of pop in general. Not only is this my favorite Faygo, it may very well be my favorite pop of all time.

 

 

Rating: Hall of Fame

 

 

Wow. I'm going to have to pick up some Rock & Rye and give it a shot. I love that you're posting these pop reviews, NSG!


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:40 AM

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I never had a Faygo beverage before I saw Phil's post. I've seen the drinks sporadically around Chicago but never grabbed one. After reading No Swear Gamer's post, I wanted to try a few of 'em, but...sure as heck, when I WANT to drink one, I can't find one anywhere! Even when my wife and I went to New Buffalo, Michigan for Memorial Day weekend, Barney's supermarket didn't have it.

 

BUT...we did go back to New Buffalo this past weekend. Again, no Faygo at Barney's, but the variety store next door had a sale on it....except we weren't around during their business hours; on Friday night we arrived too late, and Saturday we were busy doing other things, BUT...on the way back to Chicago, we stopped at a Meijer's in Michigan City, Indiana, because my wife wanted to buy a butt-ton of Sweat Leaf Tea and not pay the Cook County sweetened beverage tax (which, thankfully, is going away in December). While she was busy emptying the store of Sweet Leaf, I went across the parking lot and filled up at Meijer's gas station...where they were selling Faygo drinks for 89 cents per 24-ounce bottle! I grabbed five different ones. Here are my thoughts (and the exclamation points are not mine - they're Faygo's):
 
Moon Mist - I didn't feel a zing like from Mountain Dew (despite the "With A Real Kick" notation on the label). The flavor is a bit more lemony than Mountain Dew. But this stuff is not Dew. Not even Mello Yello. If you're looking for Mountain Dew flavor, you'll be disappointed, but keep an open mind and expect a completely different drink and it can be enjoyable. So I'm using its unique and enjoyable NON-Dew flavor for my rating.
(Using Phil's scale) My rating: solid
 
Creme Soda! - could be better with a bit more sweetness; it's missing a bit of flavor.
My rating: meh
 
Cotton Candy - definitely the OPPOSITE of the creme soda: a bit TOO sweet, but in the end, it really does taste like cotton candy! If it had LESS sweetness, it wouldn't taste like cotton candy but more like a creme soda. So....because Faygo pulled off exactly what it advertised:
My rating: solid
 
(diet) Vanilla Creme Soda! - actually, pretty good for a diet drink. Bought this accidentally - I saw "Vanilla" and snagged it, mainly to see how it differed from the "Creme Soda" that didn't mention vanilla. If this weren't diet, it would be a great happy medium between Creme Soda and Cotton Candy, in terms of sweetness.
My rating: solid
 
Delicious Rock & Rye! - I didn't know the significance of the "rye" part...never heard that used to describe a soda before. Literally until when I opened it I thought it was Faygo's plain ol' cola or something because it looked black/dark brown, but when I took the bottle out of my backpack at work and was about to pour it over ice, I saw it was red. Then I saw on the label in small print that it's a "creme cola." Well, I got excited because I absolutely love me a good red creme soda. But I don't love this stuff. Same problem with the Creme Soda!: a tad under-sweet...in fact, this tasted more diet to me than the (diet) Vanilla Creme Soda!. I've had several other red cremes that were much more enjoyable, including A&W and A-Treat.
My rating: meh
 
Overall, I have to say, Faygo doesn't impress me. I still want to try the varieties I haven't tried (especially root beer), but...it seems they kind of miss the mark, which I guess is to be expected given that it's a budget drink. I do appreciate, however, that they correctly designate the "creme soda" as 'creme soda" and not "cream soda." What's the difference? Well, "cream," both by definition and by FDC law, implies that it's made from a dairy product; if it's not dairy, you use the "creme" (or, to be even more correct, "crème") spelling.

 


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Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:54 PM

Please note the Faygo 45rpm record in this month's Weird Paul Thrift Store Haul video:

 


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#46 nosweargamer

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:07 PM

 

 

Overall, I have to say, Faygo doesn't impress me. I still want to try the varieties I haven't tried (especially root beer), but...it seems they kind of miss the mark, which I guess is to be expected given that it's a budget drink.

 

I'm sorry you didn't care for it as much as I, but I'm honored you gave it a try! I'm sure growing up with it helps appreciate the taste more. And of course, tastes can vary person to person. For instance, I never thought Pepsi was anything special.

 

 

Please note the Faygo 45rpm record in this month's Weird Paul Thrift Store Haul video:

 

Here's the song in commercial form:

(also, I have mixed feelings of Faygo being so tightly connected to ICP & the Juggalo culture, as WP alluded too. On one hand, it has given Faygo national exposure, but on the other hand, some uninformed people might consider it a drink for white thugs, when for years it was marketed to families and kids)

 

 

I believe that boat was from Boblo Island. a theme park local to Detroit, where you would actually have to take the boat to get there. The boat even had arcade games on it! Sadly, the park is no more.

 

BTW, I visited Michigan over the holidays and brought back more to taste test and review! (Including one just for Justin!)

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:37 PM

Raspberry Blueberry

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I can taste the raspberry, which is nice, more than the blueberry, but the sugary taste seems to overpower the fruitiness, which is a shame. Go for Moon Mist Blue instead. The gap between them is a lot larger than what my ranks show.

 

 

Rating: Meh

 

Faygo Ranks

1) Rock & Rye!

2) Root Beer!

3) Cotton Candy

4) Candy Apple

5) Moon Mist Blue

6) Raspberry Blueberry

7) Redpop!

8) Moon Mist


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:20 PM

Ha! You and I disagree on the Rock & Rye! flavor. So...what exactly does the "rye" part refer to???
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Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 01:37 PM

Spotted in the recycling bin outside of my apartment building. :)
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Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:24 PM

Somebody went wild on a Faygo bender it appears.  :martini: :beer:


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#51 nosweargamer

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:11 PM

Ha! You and I disagree on the Rock & Rye! flavor. So...what exactly does the "rye" part refer to???

 

I have no clue.  :(


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:17 PM

Time to ketchup

 

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First of all, props for using a blue plastic for the bottle. Really gives it a cool look. Once again, this one is a bit too sugary, and the grape fruit flavor is too strong for me, but then again, I don't like grape fruit.

 

Rating: Meh

 

Faygo Ranks

1) Rock & Rye!

2) Root Beer!

3) Cotton Candy

4) Candy Apple

5) Moon Mist Blue

6) Raspberry Blueberry

7) Redpop!

8) Moon Mist

9) Artic Sun


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:21 PM

Dr. Faygo

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This one is for Justin. What we have here is a Dr. Pepper rip off that is good in a pinch, but not as good as the real deal.

Rating: Solid

 

Faygo Ranks

1) Rock & Rye!

2) Root Beer!

3) Cotton Candy

4) Candy Apple

5) Moon Mist Blue

6) Dr. Faygo

7) Raspberry Blueberry

8) Redpop!

9) Moon Mist

10) Artic Sun


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:26 PM

Diet 60/40

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Apparently this is supposed to taste like 60/40 mix of grapefruit and lime. The initial taste reminded me of Squirt, and I like Squirt, but then came an awful, terrible, no-good aftertaste that made me wonder if I just drank Diet Rubbing Alcohol.

Rating: TRASH!

 

Faygo Ranks

1) Rock & Rye!

2) Root Beer!

3) Cotton Candy

4) Candy Apple

5) Moon Mist Blue

6) Dr. Faygo

7) Raspberry Blueberry

8) Redpop!

9) Moon Mist

10) Artic Sun

11) Diet 60/40

 

PS - even though I drank the Pineapple Watermelon, I forgot what it tastes like and didn't take notes, so that will have to wait until another day.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:30 PM

Orange!

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For years I ignored Orange! in favor of Root Beer and the various cream sodas, but I shouldn't have. Orange is great, and even has a slight creamy taste to it. Why did I put you down so long?

Rating: Hall of Fame

 

Faygo Ranks

1) Rock & Rye!

2) Root Beer!

3) Cotton Candy

4) Orange!

5) Candy Apple

6) Moon Mist Blue

7) Dr. Faygo

8) Raspberry Blueberry

9) Redpop!

10) Moon Mist

11) Artic Sun

12) Diet 60/40


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:34 PM

Vanilla Creme Soda!

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To this day I like cream sodas, and this is a big reason why. It's just a simple, but very good pop. What else can I say.

Rating: Hall of Fame

 

Fun Fact: Faygo used to also make a Diet Chocolate Creme Soda. I don't recall a regular version though, which is weird.

 

Faygo Ranks

1) Rock & Rye!

2) Root Beer!

3) Cotton Candy

4) Vanilla Creme Soda!

5) Orange!

6) Candy Apple

7) Moon Mist Blue

8) Dr. Faygo

9) Raspberry Blueberry

10) Redpop!

11) Moon Mist

12) Artic Sun

13) Diet 60/40


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:11 AM

Oh man...totally forgot, I had some of that orange stuff recently and took a picture. To me...it wasn't any different from Orange Crush or Sunkist. Basically, if you've had one orange soda, you've had 'em all. But I liked it!

Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:18 AM

Only slightly related to this post...but there is a brand of apple soda called "Manzanita Sol" that is one of my favorite things.  It tastes very much like real apple.  Not fake, not too sweet.  Give it a try if you ever see it.






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