I’ve been slacking on my slush reviews over the past month or so (with vacation, I got out of the routine of posting). However, I have not been slacking on my plan to try and review all of the slushes from Sonic’s Summer of Slush. Today, I tried my last slush…and I figured, I better get you all up to date on my slush reviews!
Summer of Slush #15 – Cherry: This is one of the flavors of slush I used to get ALL the time when I was little. It’s one of those standard slush flavors, plus you get a special “bonus” with the cherry on top. I’ve found that as I’ve gotten older, I want more from the cherry slush, so I usually opt for something different. However, it’s still pretty good. Rating: 3/5 Sonic straws
Summer of Slush #16 – Lemon Berry: Traditionally I rotate between either a Lemon or Lemon Berry slush when I’m not trying out all 24 flavors…and now I’ll add Lime to the mix. I really prefer the fresh fruit slushes to the other ones. This will continue to be a favorite for a long time to come! Rating: 5/5 Sonic straws
Summer of Slush #17 – Grape: I started the summer by trying out the Grape Nerds slush – Grape was my absolute favorite as a little kid, and the Nerds really added to it. I found that I actually missed the nerds, but overall the grape was still good. Not sure if I like grape for the flavor so much as I like it for the color!! Go Cats! Rating: 4/5 Sonic straws
Summer of Slush #18 – Powerade Mountain Blast: I’ve never really been a huge Powerade fan – I prefer Gatorade and I wasn’t really sure what Mountain Blast was supposed to taste like – turns out it tastes “fruity” – it was actually pretty refreshing – although kind of generic in its flavor (Maybe it was so refreshing because I was so thirsty that day). This is probably one I won’t have again. It was just okay. Rating 2.5/5 Sonic straws
Summer of Slush #19 – Green Apple Nerd: I surprised myself by actually somewhat liking the Green Apple slush. Traditionally I don’t like apple juice (and, obviously the slush is more like a green apple jolly rancher). However, I can’t really say the same for the Nerd version. I don’t know if the person who was putting in the Nerds got a little heavy handed, but there were WAY TOO MANY nerds in this slush – the bottom was caked with them – and it really made the flavor change dramatically. I wasn’t much of a fan. Rating: 2/5 Sonic straws
Summer of Slush #20 – Sour Blue Raspberry: Now, I had the exact opposite opinion of the Nerd Blue Raspberry and the Sour Blue Raspberry. I think because the Nerd version of this slush is not “sour” I was much more of a fan of the Nerd one than the non-Nerd one. Sour and I do not mix…why would you want to do that to your taste buds?! Rating: 1/5 Sonic straws
Summer of Slush #21 – Watermelon: I had been putting this one off because I’m not a huge watermelon fan. So, with trepidation, I ordered the watermelon slush (in a small in case I hated it). I was super surprised that I actually kind of liked it! My biggest problem with watermelon is the texture of the actual watermelon – so this had the flavor without the texture. It was sweeter than I anticipated. Not my favorite, but better than I was expecting by far! Rating: 2.5/5 Sonic straws
Summer of Slush #22 – Strawberry: My final slush of the fresh fruit slushes, the strawberry, is one that I’ve had before also. It doesn’t have the tang of the Lemon Berry and this makes it feel like it’s missing something. It’s pretty good, but not “amazing.” If you are a strawberry lover, this would be a good option – keep in mind you’ll probably be sucking large strawberry pieces through the straw… Rating: 3.5/5 Sonic straws
Summer of Slush #23 – Cherry Nerd: When I went to get my green apple slush, a couple of my students came up to my car while I was waiting. One of them had a Cherry Nerd slush and she told me to try it…oh my goodness it was SOUR!!!!! I thought maybe they had made a mistake with her’s, so I ordered mine and when I took my first sip it was also super sour. I opened up the slush and it didn’t seem to be mixed very well. Once I mixed it, it was MUCH better. Rating: As made 0/5 Sonic straws….After I mixed 3/5 Sonic straws
Summer of Slush #24 – Watermelon Nerd: No…just no…I did not like this combo AT ALL. I’m so glad I ordered a small. Rating: 0/5 Sonic straws
Summer of Slus #25 – Banana Taffy: So, I finally got to the end of the list…I had been “saving” this one until the end because it did not sound appealing to me at all. I like bananas, but I don’t like “fake banana” taste. It’s not something I think of when I think about a kind of drink I want – who wants banana juice? Now, a banana smoothie, okay… So, I got a small and when the car-hop brought it out – he assured me it was one of his favorites… I tried it and found that the banana flavor wasn’t overpowering, but it also wasn’t something I really liked. I can see how maybe a little kid might like it, but it wasn’t a winner for me. Rating: 1/5 Sonic straws.
This summer challenge was interesting for me. I found some new kinds of slushes that I really did like – and some that I will never have to try again. It was a fun challenge that got me out of my comfort zone…which I don’t do that often when it comes to my slush choices. I will say, the last two times I went to get a slush they didn’t have the traditional red Sonic straws at my local Sonic, which, I think, detracted from the slush experience!
Thanks for following my Sonic slush journey!