Lemon-lime sodas represent one of the most popular categories of soda. On today’s episode, I take blind taste some of the best selling varieties, plus a couple of wild cards. Thank you to Michael Kimsal for the request. What’s your favorite lemon-lime soda? Please let me know in the comments. Here is a run down of the sodas featured in this blind tasting: 7UP Company: Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo Calories (per 12 oz.): 140 Caffeine (per 12 oz): […]
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 […]
IBC is best known for their root beer, but I’m going to taste their Cream Soda on this episode. Thank you to elangomattab for the request. Are you a fan of IBC Cream Soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Sun Drop is a citrus soda, introduced in 1951 and made available nationwide in the United States in 2011. On episode #22, I reviewed Sun Drop (with Sugar). On this episode, I review the mainstream version sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. Are you a Sun Drop fan? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
“Picture yourself on the beach in Key West,” says the Stewart’s website. “You’re sitting in a lounge chair watching the sunset and just before the last sliver of sunshine slips below the horizon you have a bite of fresh key lime pie. That’s what drinking a bottle of Stewart’s Key Lime is like.” Is there a really good key lime pie flavored soda out there? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Wink, introduced in the 1960s by Canada Dry, was once marketed as “The Sassy One.” The ingredients are interesting: it has 2% fruit juice (apple, grapefruit and orange juice concentrate) and includes both high fructose corn syrup and sugar. Have you ever had Wink? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Back in the 1960s, Dr Pepper promoted Hot Dr Pepper, a hot version of the soda with a lemon slice. They didn’t promote it for long, but the official website’s FAQ includes a mention of it. From an advertisement promoting the drink: “For something different – devilishly different for the holidays – try Dr Pepper piping hot. Here is a bracing, cool weather refreshment that lends a holiday spirit to any occasion. Just heat Dr Pepper in a saucepan until […]
As I explained in more detail in my Dr Pepper Blind Tasting, Dublin Dr Pepper was a version of Dr Pepper produced by Dublin Bottling Works using Imperial Pure Cane Sugar. Following legal disputes between the company and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, it ceased production in January of 2012. Thank you to Bob Hubbard and Dortiz116 for requesting this soda. What is your favorite soda that’s no longer being made? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for […]
Unlike the previous blind tastings I’ve done for colas and pepper sodas, this one doesn’t focus on a particular flavor, but a particular brand. That brand is Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper was invented in the 1880s and, in 1891, Dublin Bottling Works became the first facility to bottle the soda. When the mainstream version switched to high fructose corn syrup, they continued to bottle a sugar sweetened version. Eventually, it was branded as Dublin Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper Snapple Group […]
Vernors is a Michigan original. Created by Detroit pharmacist James Vernor, this ginger soda has a loyal cult following. On episode #57, I tasted the version with sugar. On this episode, we will take a look at the more commonly available version that is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. This soda was requested by Michael Kimsal, who runs Freelance Path and indieconf. Should I review soda infused beverages like ice cream floats? Please let me know in the comments. […]
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