Food Review: Fentimans Cola

Curiosity Cola Image

Fentimans LogoSo first, a little about the company, Fentimans are an independent botanical brewery based in Hexham, Northumberland which was established in 1905. Their mascot is the the dog of founder Thomas Fentiman, which is a German Shepherd called ‘Fearless’. Their unique botanical brewing process has remained relatively unchanged for over a hundred years, with the techniques and expertise involved being passed from generations of the Fentiman family. 

Now onto the product, I will perhaps review other products in the Fentiman line in the near future, but I picked my personal favourite to start with, so today I’ll be reviewing Fentimans Curiosity Cola, a carbonated cola soft drink, with a 0.5% alcohol content, while still being able to be served as a soft drink. 

Curiosity Cola (various)Curiosity Cola
First off it tastes sweeter than a regular cola soft drink, and the distinct fermentation process gives the final product a unique herbal flavour that really adds to the overall taste, and that I haven’t experienced with other speciality colas. It’s very refreshing, the bottle suggests that you serve it chilled, and while that does improve the experience, there is no notable drop off in quality between serving it chilled or at room temperature. 

So yeah, Fentimans Cola is good, and as I said also sweet, but it’s real success is that it manages to be sweet without being cloying, there’s none of that clinging to the back of the throat feeling you get with some other soft drinks. Also on a personal note, unrelated to the taste, I really enjoy the cute dog logo. So yeah, this isn’t just your run of the mill Cola drink, and while it can be pricey it’s worth every penny.


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