Taste and See the Goodness of Faygo: Rock & Rye

By George Vieira

Faygo Rock & Rye might not have rye or whiskey in it, but it definitely rocks Motor City style. Imagine creme soda or vanilla with a hint of cherry and you’re close to what it tastes like, although I think the Red 40 dye creates the illusion of there being more cherry flavor than there really is. I mean, it looks as red as an baboon’s ass. But if you close your eyes first and then take a sip, you really have to strain to taste the cherry. It’s there – I guess… maybe.

It rocks, then it ryes.

Man, Faygo Rock & Rye: it’s a mind-bending combination, a conjurer of dark cherry magic. All in all, it’s at the least a very good creme soda and might just taste good with a shot of actual rye whiskey. My favorite author Haruki Murakami once said: ““Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.” I think you could say the same about Faygo, so what could go wrong?

Faygo, a Detroit-based soda maker, got its start in 1907 when two Russian brothers in the city got the brilliant idea to make soda flavors from recipes for cake frostings. As you might imagine, the results were fruity, sweet, and – most importantly – addictive. Ever since, Faygo has been known for its sugary, almost candy-like sodas. I’ll be a covering a flavor every week on this blog, until I’ve tasted all the Faygo on Earth.


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