It sounds like something Willy Wonka dreamed up: chocolate-flavoured soda pop. But no, this chocoholic’s dream is now available on grocery store shelves across the country.
In honour of the 25th anniversary of President Choice’s ever-popular chocolate Decadent chip cookies, the company has invented a soda companion. It boasts flavours of cream soda, vanilla and Tootsie Roll—but alas, according to the ingredient list, no chocolate chips are used in the concoction.
Although chocoholics might drink this straight, President’s Choice recommends using it for chocolate martinis or floats for kids.
The suggested retail piece chocolate drink is 99 cents—cheaper than a chocolate bar—and it’s a surefire way to nab a few cavities before the end of the year. If you really want to up the ante, try the Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Spread, the Pancake Mix, or the Molten Chocolate Chip Cookie, which yes, features a chocolate-y centre that oozes out like sweet lava when heated.
Dave Nichol, President Choice’s former CEO who died this past September, designed the Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie line. His legacy will live on with the cookies and now, the soda pop.
Ever eager to support homegrown brands, Canadians have been taste-testing the new pop and giving it mixed reviews, often broadcasting their reactions on Twitter and YouTube.
If, like a lot of Canadians, you don’t find the thought of chocolate pop all that appetizing, you might try serving this with an adult ice cream float. Take a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, top the chocolate soda, a shot of vodka, and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings.