Place purchased: Walgreen's
Number of reviewers: 4
Appearance - 6.5
The Black Cherry Cola Cordials have a domed milk chocolate shell with a dual layer liquid filling. The top layer is deep red in color and contains a whole, pitted cherry. The lower layer of filling is glossy white.
Flavor and Taste - 7.8
When biting into the cordial, there is an initial wave of cherry cola flavor from the filling. The flavor becomes more cherry-dominate once the whole cherry is chewed. The chocolate flavor comes into play only after the filling dissipates. Both the filling and milk chocolate shell are incredibly sweet.
D: Don't think I am sold on the premise.
E: Whoa... Sweet, fizzy, fruity, cola-y.
N: Just a hint of cola.
Texture - 7.0
The filling is liquid, gooey, and slightly effervescent. The cherry is crisp and provides a pleasant textural contrast to the liquid center. Since the filling is so runny, the cordials are best eaten in one bite.
D: Grainy texture.
E: Like a cherry cordial, but fizzier.
N: Exploded in my hand.
Aftertaste - 7.0
The aftertaste is initially that of cherry cola and chocolate. The sweetness of the filling lingers long after the cherry cola and chocolate flavors recede.
D: Very cola and super sweet.
E: Fruity and sweet.
N: Quite a lot of cherry.
Overall - 7.3
While the Queen Anne's Black Cherry Cola Cordials do not have a strong cola flavor, they are still quite delicious. I view these as a successful line extension of the Queen Anne's Cordial brand and recommend cherry cordial fans to try them.
E: Interesting take on a cherry cordial.
N: Very good!