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 […]
According to the Canada Dry website, it took John McLaughlin hundreds of attempts before he achieved his perfect formula for Canada Dry Pale Dry Ginger Ale, from his plant in Toronto. The first U.S. plant was opened in Manhattan in 1921. P.D. Saylor and Associates purchased the company in 1923. In 1986, it was acquired by Cadbury Schweppes and now it is part of Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Thank you to TheShaikhFilms for the request. Are you a fan of […]
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 […]
I couldn’t find Canada Dry Vanilla Cream on the company’s website or even on the Dr Pepper Snapple Group website (though I did manage to find it on a separate product facts site run by Dr Pepper Snapple Group), so I’m not sure how common it is. But, I was intrigued by a vanilla infused ginger ale and wanted to give it a try. Have you tried Canada Dry Vanilla Cream? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you […]
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