Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Elephant Cream Soda
Made by: Ceylon Cold Stores Ltd
Origin: Sri Lanka
Imported into UK: Universal Suppliers Ltd
Cream Soda is derived from 'ice cream soda' and is believed to have originated in the UK, whereby a sweet carbonated soda was first served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream floating on top. As this melted it created a thick, soft and lasting foam on top, adding a creamy texture and vanilla flavour to the drink. Today the drink is popular and made to different recipes in many countries worldwide, with many still sharing a vanilla flavour in common.
This cream soda is clear, bright and has a very pale greenish yellow colour. The colour fades to a watery rim at the edge of the glass and the drink is very lightly carbonated. On the nose it is perfumed with aromas of soft marshmallow, candyfloss, whipped vanilla cream and containing a metallic note (think of a dessert mixing bowl).
The palate is very light (read well-diluted) and sweet, with ephemeral flavours of blackcurrant fool and clear honey. A nascent creamy texture then disappears without trace in a short, sweet finish.
Packaging claims: None
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, sugar, essence cream soda, liquid heading (E999), preservative E211, colour E102
Price: Should be about £0.60 for a 325ml can, from specialist retailers