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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.

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Pepsi (with Sugar) Review (Soda Tasting #189)

Pepsi (with Sugar) Review (Soda Tasting #189)

In the United States, Pepsi has begun releasing a glass bottle version of the drink, sweetened only with sugar. Though it may taste the same, it is distinctive from Pepsi Throwback in branding and in the fact it comes in a glass bottle, which Throwback does not. I first mentioned this soda on my Pepsi Blind Tasting, where I compared it to the regular high fructose corn syrup and sugar version we have in the U.S. as well as the […]

Soda Mixing: Coca-Cola Vanilla Cheerwine (Soda Tasting #183)

Soda Mixing: Coca-Cola Vanilla Cheerwine (Soda Tasting #183)

Soda mixing when is when I combine two or more sodas to create something new. This time around we’re mixing Cheerwine (with Sugar) and Coca-Cola Vanilla to create Coca-Cola Vanilla Cheerwine. Thank you to Kevin Saju for the request. Have you tried this mix? Please let me know in the comments. Here is the nutritional information for each of the sodas featured in today’s episode: Cheerwine (with Sugar) (see my review) Company: Carolina Beverage Calories (per 12 oz.): 150 Caffeine […]

Big Blue Review (Soda Tasting #168)

Big Blue Review (Soda Tasting #168)

Big Blue is a blue cream soda from Big Red. Thank you to mikeypaco and Hunter (THunter03) for the request. Do you like Big Blue? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.

Mountain Dew Code Red Review (Soda Tasting #166)

Mountain Dew Code Red Review (Soda Tasting #166)

Pepsi first attempted a Mountain Dew flavor variant in 1988 with Mountain Dew Red, a fruit flavored Dew that saw only a brief test release. Pepsi didn’t try again until Code Red (Dew “with a rush of cherry flavor”) in 2001 and it was a success, which is why they have continued to produce it. Thank you to Prodip P, danielsquarepants13, TheGoldenBeasts, Soifool, SuperSuperevil, Bob Smith and nchjdl (who works for PepsiCo) for the request. Do you like Mountain Dew […]

Mexican Pepsi Review (Soda Tasting #162)

Mexican Pepsi Review (Soda Tasting #162)

Mexican Pepsi is sugar sweetened Pepsi made in Mexico. Thank you to Kevin Saju for the request. Are you a fan of Mexican Pepsi? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.

Coca-Cola Review (Soda Tasting #160)

Coca-Cola Review (Soda Tasting #160)

Coca-Cola was first made available for sale on May 8, 1886. It was on this day that the creator of the syrup, a pharmacist named John Pemberton, brought a jug to Jacobs’ Pharmacy in Atlanta, where it was put on sale. Dr. Pemberton’s bookkeeper and partner, Frank M. Robinson, suggested the name and trademarked it in the unique script that it still uses to this day. Pemberton didn’t really capitalize off of his creation, selling his interest off at various […]