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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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