Soda Tasting

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Saranac Shirley Temple Review (Soda Tasting #205)

Saranac Shirley Temple Review (Soda Tasting #205)

Matt Brewing Company was founded in 1888 and they are celebrating 125 years as a company. F.X. Matt started the brewery, which began to produce soft drinks during prohibition, like many breweries did. Nick Matt, the current chairman and CEO, represents the fourth generation of Matt’s to lead the company. They are best known for their beers, but still produce a line of sodas, including root beer, diet root beer, ginger beer, orange cream, black cherry cream and Shirley Temple. […]

Pepsi Wild Cherry Flavored Lip Balm Review (Soda Tasting #204)

Pepsi Wild Cherry Flavored Lip Balm Review (Soda Tasting #204)

Lotta Luv produces a line of soda lip balms, including Mountain Dew Code Red, which I reviewed on episode #170 of Soda Tasting, and Pepsi Wild Cherry, which is what we’re reviewing today. Thank you to moviemetalhead for requesting this product and supporting the show. Thank you, as well, to Soifool, Henry Hathaway, Ruben Toder, Tanner Smith, Musicluvr4, Brody Cox, elangomattab, JamesFTWin, Taylor B, Brad Williams and Max Traa. Have you had a soda flavored lip balm that was faithful […]

Henry Weinhard’s Vanilla Cream Review (Soda Tasting #203)

Henry Weinhard’s Vanilla Cream Review (Soda Tasting #203)

Henry Weinhard was born in Germany in 1830, where he began his career as a brewer, before immigrating to the U.S. in 1851. Though he immigrated to New York, he placed his strongest roots in Oregon, where he began the company that is now known as Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. He passed away in 1904 and the brand is now owned by SABMiller. Thank you to HC2BP2089HD, Michaeljudoka1 and Rory Leigh for requesting this soda and supporting the show. Thank you, […]

Rat Bastard Root Beer Review (Soda Tasting #202)

Rat Bastard Root Beer Review (Soda Tasting #202)

Rat Bastard Root Beer was originally produced by Skeleteens, before that company went out of business. Real Soda In Real Bottles now produces sodas from their line. Update: In a subsequent email,┬áDanny Ginsburg of Real Soda In Real Bottles mentioned that the caffeine content is typically less than half of what might be in Coca-Cola. That would put it around 12 mg. Thank you to MikeFlamingo for requesting this soda and supporting the show. Thank you, as well, to shuku09, […]

Vimto Review (Soda Tasting #201)

Vimto Review (Soda Tasting #201)

John Noel Nichols created Vimto in 1908. It features a mix of carbonated water and sugar with fruit juices like grapes, raspberries and blackcurrants. When iVolkswagen requested it, it was described as a mixed fruit soda. I’m not sure if everyone would consider it a soda or not, but since it was requested and I found some locally, I thought I would take a look. Thank you to iVolkswagen and antstar101 for requesting this soda and supporting the show. Thank […]

Irn-Bru Review (Soda Tasting #200)

Irn-Bru Review (Soda Tasting #200)

We have made it to 200 episodes of Soda Tasting. Thank you to everyone who has supported the show thus far. I am very grateful. In honor of this milestone, we are going to do 10 consecutive viewer requested episodes (all from different viewers). Beginning with the current most viewer requested soda of them all… Irn-Bru. Irn-Bru (pronounced iron brew) is a popular soft drink in Scotland, where it was first produced in Falkirk in 1901. According to A.G. Barr, […]

Crush Orange (from Guatemala) Review (Soda Tasting #199)

Crush Orange (from Guatemala) Review (Soda Tasting #199)

Orange was the first Crush flavor, introduced in the early 1900s. This bottle of Crush Orange was produced in Guatemala and is sweetened with sugar. What’s your favorite Crush flavor? If you are from outside the U.S., where are you and what Crush flavors do you have available to you? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.

Jarritos Fruit Punch Review (Soda Tasting #198)

Jarritos Fruit Punch Review (Soda Tasting #198)

Jarritos produces a line of (mostly) fruit sodas. Fruit punch is what I’m tasting on this episode. What is your favorite fruit punch soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.

Hank’s Gourmet Orange Cream Soda Review (Soda Tasting #197)

Hank’s Gourmet Orange Cream Soda Review (Soda Tasting #197)

Hank’s produces a line of glass bottle sodas, including root beer, Wishniak black cherry soda, birch beer, vanilla cream soda, diet root beer and orange cream soda, which is what I’m reviewing today. Are you a fan of Hank’s Gourmet Orange Cream Soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.

Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Review (Soda Tasting #196)

Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Review (Soda Tasting #196)

Before Coca-Cola and other companies were able to produce products that were kosher, there was Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda. For this reason, the brand is well known within the Jewish community and now offers several different flavors. On today’s Soda Tasting, we are taking a look at their Black Cherry flavor. Are you a fan of Dr. Brown’s? What’s your favorite flavor? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.