Review: Cascal Fermented Soda
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Aug 18 2012

Review: Cascal Fermented Soda

I love carbonated drinks!  There is something about those bubbles that I crave on occasion and I can’t put my finger on what it is.  Cascal is a unique soda that is made from fermented juice.  I was thrilled at the opportunity to try this new beverage!

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More about Cascal:

What is Cascal?

Cascal is a delicious, natural soft drink crafted with natural juices and fermented for fuller flavor. It is complex yet has a refreshingly light and bubbly taste. Cascal is the perfect complement to a meal or a stand-alone refreshment.

What Cascal flavors are available?

There are five flavors to choose from, all caffeine-free, gluten-free, with no added sugars.

Crisp White – With notes of pear, apricot and magnolia, Crisp White pairs especially well strawberry ice cream, fresh salads, a mild Brie cheese or any number of the more robust cheeses.

Ripe Rouge – With notes of cherry, rose and chocolate, Ripe Rouge pairs especially well with Marcona almonds, marinated olives, Asiago cheese, grilled beef or chocolate cake.

Fresh Tropical – With notes of mango, jasmine and kaffir lime, Fresh Tropical pairs especially well with Pad Thai, barbecue sandwiches or sweet mango salsa and crisp tortilla chips.

Bright Citrus – With notes of lemongrass, tangerine and pineapple, Bright Citrus pairs especially well with tangy teriyaki chicken, a gourmet chicken sandwich or fresh guacamole and chips.

Berry Cassis – With notes of black currant, tangerine and lemon, Berry Cassis pairs especially well with creamy hummus and crisp pita chips or spicy tandoori chicken.

Cascal at a glance:

·Deliciously bubbly soda

·Fermented for a unique and sophisticated taste

·No sugars other than those from fruit juice

·Crafted with natural juices

·60-80 calories per can

·No caffeine

·Gluten free

I received all five varieties of Cascal to sample and have really enjoyed the process.  So far I have sampled the Crisp White and the Ripe Rouge and loved them both!  The flavors are vibrant and crisp and add a great finishing touch to simple meals or as a late afternoon pick-me-up.  I enjoyed the Crisp White while enjoying the afternoon at the pool.  It was nice to have something to sip on other than plain water.  The Red Rouge went great with my steak burrito bowl.  I look forward to trying the remaining three varieties over the next week or two.  What a pleasant treat for an adult twist on soda.

Cascal can be purchased in local health food stores such as Earth Fare and Whole Foods across the US. Have you tried Cascal Fermented Soda?

***The products mentioned in this review were sent to me free of charge for review purposes.  The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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