Soda Tasting

Episodes [ 215 ]

Thank You (Soda Tasting #215)

Thank You (Soda Tasting #215)

There’s no way for me to say this without it being a surprise to subscribers of the show. But I have decided that it’s time for a change and I want to stop hosting Soda Tasting. This isn’t easy for me. I love soda, I love this show and I love the community of people that have gathered around it. I am very grateful for everyone who has supported the show. Thank you. It’s been a great experience. If you’d [...]

Coca-Cola Cherry Review (Soda Tasting #214)

Coca-Cola Cherry Review (Soda Tasting #214)

Introduced in 1985, Coca-Cola Cherry is a Cherry flavored version of the world’s most popular cola. Thank you to Maverick McFarlane, ajaykeer23939, Alex Robinson, 59fiftycap, Ben Lee, Curtis Griffin and Bobby Murray for the request. What’s your favorite soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.

Lester’s Fixins Bacon Soda Review (Soda Tasting #213)

Lester’s Fixins Bacon Soda Review (Soda Tasting #213)

Lester’s Fixins, a vanity brand from Rocket Fizz, offers a line of off-beat soda flavors. On this episode, we’re reviewing Bacon Soda. I am joined by my brother Sean O’Keefe of The Factory Boys and Patrick and Sean. Thank you to Brendon Roberts (brendonroberts3), John Wilkerson and KillerChris28 for the request. Have you had Lester’s Fixins Bacon Soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.

Squirt Review (Soda Tasting #212)

Squirt Review (Soda Tasting #212)

Herb Bishop created Squirt in Phoenix, Arizona in 1938. It was based on a regionally popular non-carbonated soft drink, called Citrus Club. His creation used less sugar and less fruit juice. Thank you to nchjdl, TheBigOReview and Sam Kapellusch for the request. Are you a fan of Squirt? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.

Canada Dry Black Cherry Wishniak Review (Soda Tasting #211)

Canada Dry Black Cherry Wishniak Review (Soda Tasting #211)

According to WPIX New York news announcer Larry Mendte, black cherry Wishniak sodas originated in the 1950s with Philadelphia’s Frank’s Beverages. A Wishniak is a cordial, made in Russia and Eastern Europe, that consists of sugar, cherries and vodka. When Frank’s Beverages was looking for new flavors, they came up with a new soda that reminded company president Mulford Frank of the alcoholic beverage. Now, other companies produce black cherry Wishniak flavors, including Stewart’s, Hank’s and Canada Dry. What non-ginger [...]

Stewart’s Cream Soda Review (Soda Tasting #210)

Stewart’s Cream Soda Review (Soda Tasting #210)

Stewart’s Cream Soda was one of two flavors introduced in 1992, the first time the brand extended beyond root beer. The only one was Ginger Beer. Thank you to galactigus20 for the request. Do you enjoy Stewart’s Cream Soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.

Root Beer Float Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #209)

Root Beer Float Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #209)

The ice cream soda – that is, the mixing of ice cream with carbonated water – is said to have been invented by Robert M. Green of Philadelphia in 1874. The most popular version may be the root beer float, featuring root beer and vanilla ice cream. The first person known to have made it was Frank Wisner, who owned a soda shop in Colorado. He named it Black Cow Mountain, after the Cow Mountain, and it was later shortened [...]

Fentimans Rose Lemonade Review (Soda Tasting #208)

Fentimans Rose Lemonade Review (Soda Tasting #208)

Fentimans Rose Lemonade is botanically brewed and features pure rose oil extracts from the valleys of Bulgaria. Thank you to Tim Hutchinson for requesting this soda and supporting the show. Thank you, as well, to Alex Mesenburg, Jeremy McAdoo, Isaiah Clay and vRATvTrap. Are you a fan of Fentimans Rose Lemonade? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.

Pepsi Throwback Review (Soda Tasting #207)

Pepsi Throwback Review (Soda Tasting #207)

Pepsi Throwback was released in 2009, alongside Mountain Dew Throwback, as a sugar sweetened version of Pepsi. This led many to recall the days when the drink did not include high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The mainstream version of Pepsi available today is sweetened with both HFCS and sugar. Thank you to John Wilkerson, mikeypaco, trainsanddominoes1 (Jonathan) and TheFastcarboy1 for requesting this soda and supporting the show. Thank you, as well, to Fiasco Deuce, Kevin Saju, MrKalashnikov9 and AlexPanzerADT. What [...]

Hank’s Gourmet Philadelphia Recipe Root Beer Review (Soda Tasting #206)

Hank’s Gourmet Philadelphia Recipe Root Beer Review (Soda Tasting #206)

Hank’s Gourmet Beverages launched their Philadelphia Recipe Root Beer in 1996. Thank you to risinguptooppression for requesting this soda and supporting the show. Thank you, as well, to pablinigarcia, Ben Lee, bonehead0816, candouidus, rockavneck14, danielsquarepants13 and yummycocacola. Are you a fan of Hank’s Gourmet Philadelphia Recipe Root Beer? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.