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 […]
The A&W name was first used in 1922, when Roy Allen brought out Frank Wright as a partner for his root beer. And they stuck with root beer for a long time, until introducing cream soda in 1986. Thank you to SuperSuperevil for the request. What is your favorite Dr Pepper Snapple Group cream soda? Please let me know in the comments. Company: Dr Pepper Snapple Group Calories (per 12 oz.): 170 Caffeine (per 12 oz): 29 mg Sweetener: HFCS […]
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 […]
On episode #103, I reviewed A&W Root Beer. On this episode, I am going to review the sugar sweetened edition available in glass bottles. The drink was invented by Roy Allen in 1919. Following a growth in popularity, he took on a partner, Frank Wright and in 1922, introduced the A&W brand name, for Allen and Wright. This version has the same ingredients as the high fructose corn syrup version except for sugar and Quillaia extract, which is a foaming […]
On June 20, 1919, the city of Lodi, CA played host to a parade honoring World War I veterans. Roy Allen set up a roadside drink stand to sell what would become A&W Root Beer. After experiencing some success, Allen took on a partner, Frank Wright and, in 1922, introduced the A&W brand name, for Allen and Wright. Today it is one of the most widely known root beer brands. Thank you to Chrispian Burks for the request. Where does […]
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