Everyone has heard of the Lock Ness Monster, a monster that is suppose to be living in a lake in Scotland. But have you ever heard of the Flathead Lake Monster of Montana? He "resides" in the largestest freshwater lake in the western United States. The North American Beverage Company is distributing a line of beverages under the label of "Flathead Lake Monster". A green monster with his tongue sticking out is front and center on the bottle. I recently spotted the Flathead Lake Monster (no on the in the water, but in the refrigerated beverage section) at Sparrow's Meat & Produce at Kerrytown in Ann Arbor, MI. I decided on trying their huckleberry flavor, just because it was unique. Much like the Flathead Lake Monster, I wondered if the huckleberry really existed? I have heard of Huckleberry Hound, but Huckleberry Soda? I did some research and it's true huckleberries are a family of small berries mainly found in the Pacific Northwest and California.
This drink definitely tasted like a berry, a little different than a more traditional blueberry or raspberry. It didn't taste real natural. The ingredient list never included anything to get my hopes up in the first place. The amount of carbonation was light, almost to the point that it was flat. Overall this drink was pretty one-dimensional, but not bad. It wasn't really what I expected from a "hand crafted gourmet soda".