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.
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, Danny 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, […]
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.
New Britain, Connecticut-based Avery’s Beverages allows guests to make their own soda. The Totally Gross Soda line is inspired by the names that kids would give the sodas that they created. This is Zombie Brain Juice and the flavor is strawberry orange. Have you ever had any of the Totally Gross Soda line? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Dublin Bottling Works, who used to be a bottler of the Triple XXX Root Beer (see my review), has now introduced their own root beer, Dublin Texas Root Beer. Disclosure: This bottle was provided by Dublin Bottling Works. Thank you to Donald Kloster for the request. Do you play Call of Duty: Black Ops II? If you are on PlayStation, what’s your PlayStation Network ID? Mine is iFroggyPatrick. Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Avery’s Beverages has a “Make Your Own Soda” program where kids can make their own sodas as part of a birthday party, family outing, etc. They say that their Totally Gross Soda line was inspired by the concoctions created through this program. On this episode, I’m joined by Sean O’Keefe of The Factory Boys (http://www.youtube.com/fbiimprov) and Patrick and Sean (http://www.patrickandsean.com). Thank you to ThatChampion for requesting that I review a soda from Avery’s Beverages. Have you had any of the […]
Virgil’s Root Beer is the crown jewel of the brand and they tout it heavily, referring to it has “what Ben and Jerry’s is to ice cream, what Dom Perignon is to champagne.” Are you a fan of Virgil’s Root Beer? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
According to Boylan’s website, Boylan Root Beer “has a rich and spicy sassafras flavor, thanks to its blend of cinnamon, anise, black pepper, mushroom, sweet birch, extracts of chocolate and coffee, vanilla and wintergreen oil. Sounds complex, but the end result is an authentic, traditional tasting root beer with only a subtle creamy note.” Thank you to Mary Marchione and Brody Cox for the request. Are you looking forward to the upcoming movie, “The World’s End”? Please let me know […]
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