August 30, 2010

Poll Results

Well it looks like the Poll is coming to a close, and the winner has been picked by my readers. I would like to present the winner of the first ever Topaz YOU DECIDE Poll:

Yup! I will review SoBe Lifewater this Friday! Keep watching the site.

August 27, 2010

Topaz Review of Virgil's Black Cherry Cream Soda

Virgil's Soda is some of the best stuff you can buy. It has all-natural ingredients, nothing artificial at all. You can find this at most health-food markets, and please, try to find it! Virgil's uses glass bottles instead of plastic, which is so much better for the environment. It's preservative free, and Micro-Brewed. It comes in a whole bunch of flavors, such as cola, and root-beer. What's not to love?

This is all-natural cherry flavor, combined with the smoothness of cream-soda. This is some of the best soda I have ever tasted, simply because it is so pronounced and bold. When you take your first sip, you feel a rush of intense cherry flavor, that tastes like a REAL cherry, not that fake-ass artificial crap that tastes like the same cherry over and over. It almost seems like you have a different flavor experience every time you take a sip, which makes for a surreal experience. The Cream-Soda combination helps the cherry flavor a lot, subtly mixing the two, making for a soft, original taste. This is the BEST Cream-Cherry flavor you will ever drink.


Virgil's Black Cherry Cream Soda has a very smooth, soft texture to it. This is due to it being Micro-Brewed. It has the perfect level of carbonation for its flavor. It has about as much carbonation as a light beer, which is nice, as it suits the Black Cherry/Vanilla Soda flavor VERY well. Virgil's is very relaxing to drink. You have got to try this brand just from the fact that it's Micro-Brewed. It really does make a huge difference.


Virgil's has a lot of information on their packaging, advertising all of the redeeming qualities that it has.
On every bottle of Virgil's Soda there is Old-Time font, which adds effect to an already incredible soda-drinking session. The front displays a painting of a heavily-bearded man, serving a tray of soda to some children. This is really creative, and I'll be damned to find a more entertaining art on soda.


This is an excerpt taken directly from the bottle:

Virgil's Black Cherry Cream Soda is a classic cream soda recipe made naturally using the finest vanilla beans and unrefined cane sugar. The brewing process gives Virgil's a rich, creamy body and taste so pure, you'll swear it's made in heaven.

I couldn't have put it better myself.



August 26, 2010

YOU Decide!

This time, I'm going to let you guys decide what I'm going to review. As you can see, there is a poll on the sidebar. Please vote! I will go to the 7-11 down my street and pick up the winning answer to review. What are you waiting for? Vote! Whoop!

August 23, 2010

Zak Reel's film review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. This is my first review on this website, I hope people will enjoy it!

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is about a 22 year-old who plays bass guitar in a band named Sex Bob-Omb. There is the girl of his dreams (literly) and in order to date her he has to fight and destroy her 7 evil ex-boyfriends. The story is really good and it works through out the whole film. The acting is good as well, it's Michael Cera, being well, Michael Cera. This film feels really good on the big screen, you're not going to get the same experiance as you would if you watched it boot-legged, or on Blu-Ray and DvD. The video game refrences are gonna make people freak out with enjoyment, when I heard that freaken Zelda music in the first 10 sec. of the film I was instantly fucking hooked!

The action is what people are wondering about, well it's exactly how a comic book would play out for a fight sequence. It's a real graphic novel on screen, you could also say it has a video game feel to it as well. It does, it does it really great! Also as a fan of the graphic novel I personally think they did a fantastic job making the graphic novel into a movie. Pretty much, if you're a fan of graphic novels, comic books, video games, then this movie is definatley for you.

Final Verdict: See the movie already! 5/5

Reason why I am posting my review today is because I was going to on saturday, then shit got in the way. I was going to as well this saturday, I found out I was leaving for vacation on thursday and getting back sunday. Hoped you enjoyed my review, post a comment of a movie for me to review and I will.

August 22, 2010

Topaz BONUS Review of Country Time lemonade

You can buy Country Time lemonade in either powder form, or pre-mixed. For this review, I drank the powdered kind.

Country Time lemonade is an easy alternative to squeezing your own, but it comes with some sacrifices. Since this is a powdered drink, there is an ingredient that is absent from Country Time lemonade. Lemons. Instead, we get lemon flavor, which can be a let-down if you want an authentic lemon experience. That said, the lemon flavor does an average job of recreating the taste. Another drawback of powder, is that sometimes you will taste the particles, or feel them run down your throat. This applies to all powdered drinks however.

I was a bit disappointed that the makers of Country Time decided to use high fructose corn syrup. It adds a unique flavor to drinks as opposed to regular sugar, which only sweetens. I personally believe that sugar-only tastes better. (Pepsi Throwback anyone?) It would have been easy to include sugar, all they would have had to do is add the correct amount to the powder.

Counrty Time lemonade is not very good for you. It has high fructose corn syrup, yellow dye, artifical flavor, citrates, and acids. There are no lemons to be found here. It doesn't taste like real lemons, and the corn syrup disrupts the flavor. Convienence comes at a price, but this is too big to pay.

Score: 40/100

Thank you for reading this Topaz BONUS Review! Check back soon for more content, and please follow our blog! I promise a positive review for my next BONUS.

August 21, 2010

Simon Cola Second Opinion Reviews

Simon Cola will be giving his two cents on each of my reviews, giving his second opinion. Simon Cola also knows how to get the best prices for the good beverages. Expect his second opinion after each of my reviews.

Zak Reel Movie Reviews: Keeping it Reel

Every Saturday, Zak Reel will post a review of a film! This can be anything new, old, bad, or good! Expect an awesome new Movie Review from Zak Reel every Saturday! Keep it Reel everyone.

August 20, 2010

BONUS Reviews Information

At random times, I will do a BONUS review! This might include powdered drinks, smoothies, or anything really! I live down the block from a 7-11 so I have access to a lot of cool drinks to buy! Keep checking back for BONUS reviews!

Topaz Review of Coca-Cola Zero

Coca-Cola Zero. This is the kind of coke you get when you don't want to drink anything, but drink SOMETHING at the same time. Hence the name "Zero."

Coke zero has its own unique flavor, with maybe a hint of Coke Classic. If you were blindfolded, and you drank some Coke Classic, and then some Coke Zero, you would be able to tell that they were both Coke products. Just barely however. The taste is a lot more defined in Coke Classic, but with Coke Zero the taste is so subtle, that you feel like you're tasting liquid more than soda. The taste is weak in short. I suppose that can be good if you have a sensitive mouth, but if you're looking for something with a bang to it, this is not the drink for you.
Coke Zero seems like it has about a third of the carbonation of Coke Classic. Coke Classic starts to hurt your mouth if you take a big sip and hold it in your mouth, while Coke Zero does not. This takes away most of the point of drinking soda for me, because you might as well be drinking "Coke Zero Juice: With 10% Carbonation!" Keep in mind that Coke Zero has less carbonation than usual, which makes it seem watery. This can also take away from the enjoyment.
Coke Zero has a very simplistic packaging design on their 12 "Fridge Pack" can set. It's pretty much a red Coca-Cola logo over a black background, always with the obligatory silver wave. Coke made a good choice when they decided to keep the packaging plain and simple. The font for "Zero" seems a little gimmicky, but when you need to sell a product, you'll do what you need to.
Overall Experience
I was content with Coke Zero, but not impressed. The taste is a subtle version of Coke Classic, that seems unique, maybe a little watery. This can lessen the experience if you're used to Coke Classic. It CAN be enjoyed however, when you try the flavored versions Vanilla and Cherry.


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This is my Beverage Reviews blog! I post a new beverage review every Friday, so expect a lot to come!
I review based on taste, texture, packaging, and overall experience. I use a hundred point system, just in case I get technical!

Horrible, don't even bother.
Unpleasant, not recommended.
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Mediocre, a few problems. Either bad aftertaste or horrible packaging.
An acquired taste, not the worst.
Good if you have nothing better to drink.
Pretty good! Don't expect to be amazed.
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