Moxie

Moxie


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Moxie is the reason we started this page. OK - it took me 3 monthsto review it, but we ran out, and can't find it down south! Moxie is the oldest pop in the USA - since 1884. If you want more about it's history, check out The Moxie Web Site. It's the best pop in the world in my opinion, but I must be fair - 4 out of 5 people HATE Moxie - wouldn't clean their sidewalks with it.

Bottle appearance:
This almost looks like a beer at a glance - there is no targeting the teens on this bottle. Lt. Moxie stares at your with his unswerving gaze just like he has for the past 116 years, no matter where you are in the room.

Soda appearance:
Darker than cola, a touch foamier.

Smell:
Reminds me of Dr. Pepper almost - sort of cherry, sort of herb-y.

First Impression of taste:
I can't describe it! It's not sweet like the colas, and it's not like anything you've ever had before.

Second Impression:
There is almost the hint of some fruit, and almost a bitter taste, but it's not unpleasant at all.

Flavor:
I'm told the unique flavor is gentian root, but as I've never ate, chewed-on or tasted gentian before, I don't have a clue if this is what it's suppose to taste like. People who don't like Moxie frequently say it tastes like Robitusson cough medicine. All I know is that I love it!

Carbonation:
Pretty strong in the prickle department.

Full Description:
Well, as I mentioned before, most folks hate this stuff. But those of us who love it form a strong following. It's not a syrupy fruit or cola, and it's not a trendy California dill flavored monstrosity - it's the grandpappy of all of those! It's been marketed as a health elixir, it is the reason we say "that kid's got Moxie!", and it's history in a bottle. And I adore it!

Score:
The three of us give it a 5+. Can't wait for another trip up north to pick up 5 or 6 cases!