As excited as we are to find the best soda flavors and brands that we can, there is also a part of us that is irrepressibly curious about which flavors are the most disgusting.
Perhaps you have heard of or tasted a few random sodas, sparkling water, and carbonated water on your travels, but what is considered the worst-tasting sugary soda of all time?
Get ready to shake your head, scrunch your nose, and clutch at a rolling stomach; here is the list of the worst soda artificial flavors.
Disgusting Soda Flavors Listed
While combing through the worst soda flavors of all time, a few potential hoaxes, like garlic-flavored soda, cropped up, and these have been excluded from this list.
Then there are ranges of sodas that I can only assume (or hope) are deliberately designed as gags, much like the infamous Bean Boozled jellybeans.
I have included these on the list because, as far as I can see, you can purchase them should you wish to try them.
Bacon Flavored Soda
As a breakfast food, bacon has amassed quite a cult following, so hopefully, you won’t be offended by including this one on the list of disgusting soda flavors.
This soda is a product of a brand or range known as Lester’s Fixins.
There is no official website for this Lester’s Fixins, but if you live in America, you can purchase a six-pack of Lester’s Fixins bacon-flavored soda from Amazon.
There are online rumors that Coca-Cola once had a bacon-flavored soda on the market, but the truth is doubtful as only one photograph of the bacon coke can appears.
Ranch Dressing Flavored Soda
Ranch Dressing flavored soda is another Lester’s Fixins specialty.
The bottle features a giant bowl of Ranch and a side of whole bell peppers—what could be more appealing?
This famous salad dressing is added to many different non-salad dishes, but the line needs to be drawn somewhere.
That said, if you take a cheeky dressing from the bottle when no one is watching, then here’s the soda for you—no judgment!
But you will have to buy a variety pack from Amazon to get this flavor; apparently, it’s not as popular as bacon soda, so it’s not sold separately.
Buffalo Wing Flavored Soda
As mentioned, Ranch dressing is not just used for salads; it’s a great accompaniment to buffalo wings.
So, if you’re sipping on your Ranch dressing flavored soda just wishing for the taste of a buffalo wing, then Lester’s Fixins has you covered.
Open up the variety pack and take out your buffalo wing soda; problem solved!
It’s best not to ask what kind of mind thinks up a soda flavor like buffalo wings, even if it’s just as a gag, and the gag is an appropriate description in this case.
SweetCorn Flavored Soda
In the Lester’s Fixins’ variety pack, you will get a bottle of sweet corn-flavored soda for your…enjoyment?
There’s not much you can say about sweet corn-flavored soda, so let’s move on.
Peanut Butter And Jelly Flavored Soda
I’m sure that for this one, there will be some division among those reading the article.
There will be those who agree that this flavor deserves to be on the disgusting list and those who are marking this Lester’s Fixins product down as a ‘to try.
The issue is it could go wrong. On the one hand, it might taste like a natural peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
This would confuse your brain because you’re not supposed to drink your PB&J, but the taste may be pleasant.
On the other hand, it may taste revolting. Grape or strawberry jelly-flavored soda?
Yes, that could work. But adding in the peanut butter is going too far.
Pumpkin Pie Flavored Soda
Once again, readers may disagree on this one.
If you do, and you are keen to try out a pumpkin pie-flavored Natural Flavors soda, you have more than one option.
Of course, the one comes in Lester’s Fixin’s variety pack.
But Jones Soda also sells a pumpkin pie-flavored soda, as does Maine Root Soda.
Mustard Flavored Soda
You get mustard-flavored soda when you think you’ve reached the end of Lester’s depravity.
The bottle says 100% natural, but mustard soda is absolutely nothing natural.
If you want to watch a father and son duo taste this beverage, you can watch it here. It’s pretty funny.
Eel Flavored Soda
A few years ago, Kimura Inryou, a Japanese soda brand, released an eel (unagi) flavored soda.
It is made with grilled eel extracts, and needless to say, it garnered quite a bit of attention—possibly more attention than sales.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S enthusiasts may hear the word unagi and think, ‘DANGER!’ You wouldn’t be wrong.
I’m not saying this soda is dangerous, but the flavor might make you ill.
Unagi soda is not currently listed on the Kimura Inryou website, so they may have discontinued this particular flavor.
Still, I’m pretty confident it existed, even if I’m unsure why.
Blue Cheese Dressing Flavored Soda
You aren’t going to come across a bottle of blue cheese dressing flavored soda at major retail outlets, but it does seem that you can purchase it from online specialty stores.
The range is called W T Heck sodas, aptly named.
Spaghetti Flavored Soda
This is another of W T Heck’s sodas.
What do you say about spaghetti-flavored soda?
It’s red, it’s not widely available, and it is likely disgusting. It has an artificial color for spaghetti resemblance.
Waffles And Syrup Flavored Soda
Waffles and syrup are a classic flavor combo, an excellent breakfast or dessert, and outstanding pet names. As a soda, however, all I can think of is how sweet it will be.
If you’re keen, this is the last of the W T Heck sodas.
Butter Flavored Soda
The only time when butter should be the only flavor is on popcorn.
You certainly should not make butter-flavored soda!
Salty Watermelon Flavored Soda
Lester’s, is this you again? You would think, but no.
This particular creation is from none other than Pepsi.
Salt does not make everything taste better! Would you need another drink to quench your salt-induced thirst after drinking this soda?
Worst Sodas Ranked
Looking at the worst-tasting sodas and soft drinks can be fun, but what if we look at the worst sodas for your health?
Eat This, Not That ranked 108 most popular sodas from least toxic to most toxic, calories, Sugar Content, sodium, carbs, grams of sugar, chemicals, Citric Acid, Phosphoric Acid, and additives.
According to this list, the ten worst sodas, along with the ingredient list of sugar and calories ratio, are:
|RANKING||SODA||CALORIES||SUGAR CONTENT (g)|
|#1||Coca-Cola Cinnamon||240||65 grams of sugar|
|#2||Fanta Piña Colada||230||61 grams of sugar|
|#3||Surge||230||56 grams of sugar|
|#4||Crush Pineapple||190||51 grams of sugar|
|#5||Sunkist Pineapple||190||51 grams of sugar|
|#6||Crush Peach||190||49 grams of sugar|
|#7||Stewart’s Cherries’ n Cream Soda||190||46 grams of sugar|
|#8||Sunkist Fruit Punch||180||48 grams of sugar|
|#9||Fanta Pineapple||180||48 grams of sugar|
|#10||Fanta Mango||180||48 grams of sugar|
Failed And Gross Soda Flavors Brands
There are some failed soda flavors and ranges, but these were entire brands that failed:
- Hubba Bubba Soda Brand.
- This short-lived brand of bubblegum-flavored soda existed in the 1980s and early 1990s.
- Orbitz Soda Brand.
- This brand existed for less than a year in 1997.
- It was soda with floating balls of goo, which gave the soda a lava-lamp look.
- Life-savers Soda Brand.
- The creators of the popular fruity candy didn’t do so well with their 1980s soda, which bombed shortly after hitting stores.
What Is The Most Successful Soda Company?
In the race between refreshing drinks, i.e., Pepsi and Coca-Cola, no other companies can contend with these two mega-brands and their cola wars (yet).
They are so neck-and-neck that the chances of one of these companies beating the other for the most successful title are high yearly.
In 2020, however, Forbes declared that Pepsi was in the lead with greater stock values and higher revenue than Coca-Cola.
Pepsi produces Sugary Drinks that can be harmful to human health.
However, adverse effects start when sugar consumption exceeds the prescribed daily sugar limit.
It can cause weight gain, severe tooth decay, and a risk of obesity.
It can also lead to weight gain, blood sugar problems, and an increased risk of heart disease.
It is better to consume diet soda containing high-fructose corn syrup, which is far better than natural sugar and is a healthier option.
There are some pretty revolting soda flavors out there, but what we should be thankful for is that most of these are novelty sodas.
Their creators were not likely thinking that they had just released a soda that would rival the likes of a Coke Classic.
These weird flavors can make for a great party, though.
If you are speaking about the worst sodas, you can’t ignore the worst in terms of health benefits.
Based on the information provided by Eat This, Not That, the worst soda for you is Coca-Cola Cinnamon.
Not all soda brands make it as long as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and the like.
Some fail shortly after launching, as with Orbitz, Hubba Bubba, and Life-Savers sodas.
As of 2020, Pepsi is the most successful soda company. Also available in diet Pepsi.
Many people drink diet Pepsi to help with weight loss, to keep weight off, or simply because they think that diet sodas are healthy.
But Other older studies have found that diet and regular soda intake could be linked to an increased risk of stroke.