This is a dream come true.
I never thought I would drink another Surge, let alone review one for this site. I figured the best chance I would ever have would be if I plopped down about a hundred bucks for an old can on Ebay. And then get sick from drinking a soda way, way, way, way, past its sell-by date.
But that all changed Monday morning when the whole world heard the unexpected news that Surge was being sold once again. I ordered my 12-pack off of Amazon right away, thankfully before they sold out. Who knows when (or IF) they’ll come back, so I am drinking these slowwwwwwwwwwwly.
My 12-pack arrived Wednesday morning, but I was in the middle of a bad cold by then, naturally. I had to wait until Friday night to finally experience Surge for the first time in 12-13 years.
It was worth the wait.
Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, maltodextrin, citric acid, orange juice concentrate, potassium benzoate, potassium citrate, caffeine, calcium disodium edta, yellow 6, yellow 5, carob bean gum, blue 1.
Now that is a healthy drink, I tell you what! It’s got orange juice in it!
Yeah, if you’re new to Surge and expecting a healthy drink, you’re a moron. Surge is an indulgence. Surge is…EXTREME.
I cracked this bad boy open, and took a nice long sniff. Even just the SMELL of the drink about knocked me to my knees with a nova-blast of nostalgia. I drank this stuff religiously in the late 90s, and it felt like I was back then.
And then I tasted it.
I had tears. They say smell and taste are the biggest triggers of memory. They ain’t kidding. I honestly felt transported back to the good-old days. Attitude-Era WWF, Nintendo 64, Final Fantasies two, three, and seven, 99-cent gas, making mix tapes (not CDs…tapes), music still not completely sucking, and dial-up internet. Paradise.
The taste is just a great as I remember. It actually tastes citrusy, unlike that Mountain Dew crap.
I think it’s pretty obvious what this is getting. 10 out of 10.
Yup, my bias is very strong here. You can spout the ‘rose-colored’ glasses argument as much as you like, but I don’t care. Surge is the taste of freedom, bliss, and the carefree life.
And that, if nothing else, is absolutely…perfect.
Coca-Cola, don’t you dare wait another dozen years…