Soda Tasting

Blind Tastings [ 11 ]

Root Beer Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #165)

Root Beer Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #165)

There is a tremendous amount of variety in the world when it comes to root beers. On this episode, I’m going to blind taste six of them. Thank you to Richard Mont, mikeypaco, Kevin Saju and candouidus for the request. Of the root beers featured here, which ones have you had? And which is your favorite? Please let me know in the comments. Here is a run down of the sodas featured in this blind tasting: Boylan Root Beer Company: [...]

Pepsi Blind Tasting (HFCS and Sugar vs. Sugar vs. Mexican) (Soda Tasting #151)

Pepsi Blind Tasting (HFCS and Sugar vs. Sugar vs. Mexican) (Soda Tasting #151)

On this episode of Soda Tasting, I am going to compare three versions of Pepsi: The mainstream version we have in the U.S., which is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup and sugar, the sugar sweetened glass bottle version produced in the U.S., and Mexican Pepsi, which is also sweetened with sugar. Have you seen the U.S. sugar only, glass bottle version I talked about? Please let me know in the comments. Here is a run down of the sodas [...]

Ginger Ale Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #147)

Ginger Ale Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #147)

Ginger ale was invented in the mid-1800s. Typically, there are two two types of ginger ale: Golden and dry. When I was doing research for this episode, I found different people describing them in different ways. But, generally speaking, golden ginger ale is described as having a stronger ginger flavor, a darker, more gold color and sometimes as being sweeter. Meanwhile, dry ginger ale has a more muted ginger flavor and is paler in color. That tends to be the [...]

Apple Soda Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #138)

Apple Soda Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #138)

Apple sodas might not be especially popular in the United States, but in Mexico, there are a bunch of options. Good fortune presented me with a selection of apple sodas, so of course, I decided to do an apple soda blind tasting. While four of these sodas are from Mexico, one is from Taiwan. Thank you to Jonathan Bailey and Crystal Ramey for providing me with two of the sodas. What’s your favorite apple soda? Please let me know in [...]

Cream Soda Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #132)

Cream Soda Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #132)

Cream soda dates back to the mid-1800s. They’re usually tan or caramel colored and often incorporate vanilla or vanilla-like flavors.There is a wide selection available and, on this episode of Soda Tasting, we’re going to blind taste some of them. Thank you to Musicluvr4 for requesting that I do a cream soda blind tasting. Please note: On this episode, the introduction was cut off, due to some sort of technical issue with my camcorder. What’s your favorite cream soda? Please [...]

Lemon-Lime Soda Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #109)

Lemon-Lime Soda Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #109)

Lemon-lime sodas represent one of the most popular categories of soda. On today’s episode, I take blind taste some of the best selling varieties, plus a couple of wild cards. Thank you to Michael Kimsal for the request. What’s your favorite lemon-lime soda? Please let me know in the comments. Here is a run down of the sodas featured in this blind tasting: 7UP Company: Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo Calories (per 12 oz.): 140 Caffeine (per 12 oz): [...]

Mountain Dew and Store Brands Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #105)

Mountain Dew and Store Brands Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #105)

Mountain Dew is one of the most popular sodas in the world and, as such, it is one of the most popular flavors that store brands attempt to emulate. On this episode, I’m going to blind taste 5 of them next to the original. This episode is the result of a request by Marvo at The Impulsive Buy. Marvo has been kind enough to spotlight Soda Tasting on his website multiple times and when he first featured the show, he [...]

Pepsi No/Low Calorie Blind Tasting (Diet, Max, ONE, Next) (Soda Tasting #100)

Pepsi No/Low Calorie Blind Tasting (Diet, Max, ONE, Next) (Soda Tasting #100)

This is episode #100 of Soda Tasting! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the show. In honor of this milestone, I am doing ten consecutive episodes of nothing but viewer requests from at least 10 different viewers. Thank you to shuku09, Thomas Tinney, Brandon Eley, Richard Yoo, hammoFB, BitterDecember, IsSilverKing, The Impulsive Buy, SenseiTea!, edgegrrl156, hhx1, trevorross60, Jemal LeonardHD, rockavneck14, TheLakeIsAPie, C Dub, kaz Onoo, Samantha Lulka, yuvaladin111, danielsquarepants13, GDarBee, rainbowcuddle, nchjdl, Canal de Paulxl, Xannta, Matt [...]

Dr Pepper Blind Tasting (HFCS, Imperial Sugar, Dublin) (Soda Tasting #66)

Dr Pepper Blind Tasting (HFCS, Imperial Sugar, Dublin) (Soda Tasting #66)

Unlike the previous blind tastings I’ve done for colas and pepper sodas, this one doesn’t focus on a particular flavor, but a particular brand. That brand is Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper was invented in the 1880s and, in 1891, Dublin Bottling Works became the first facility to bottle the soda. When the mainstream version switched to high fructose corn syrup, they continued to bottle a sugar sweetened version. Eventually, it was branded as Dublin Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper Snapple Group [...]

Cola Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #41)

Cola Blind Tasting (Soda Tasting #41)

On episode #15 of Soda Tasting, we tried something new: a blind tasting. The concept is simple: I taste a bunch of sodas without knowing which is which. I talk about my favorites and try to guess the brands. In a way, I’m setting myself up to look silly. But, it is fun. That episode is currently the most viewed episode of the show so far. Thanks to the positive response and requests for more, I’ve decided to continue doing [...]