Vernors is a ginger soda that was created by Detroit pharmacist James Vernor in 1866. On this episode, I am reviewing the version with sugar, which is different from the more commercially available high fructose corn syrup one. Thank you to Michael Kimsal of indieconf and Freelance Path for requesting it. Are you a Vernors fan? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
When you think of cola, Coca-Cola and Pepsi tend to be the most popular names that spring to mind. But, among the rest, one of the most popular is RC Cola, with a history going all the way back to 1905, making them one of America’s first colas. RC Cola’s website credits the company with some industry firsts, including the first aluminum cans, 16 oz bottles, low-calorie and caffeine free diet sodas. After Coca-Cola and Pepsi, what are the most […]
This cherry lemon flavored variant of citrus soda Sun Drop was released in 1985. For more on Sun Drop, check out my review of the sugar sweetened version on episode #22. Would you like to see more flavors of Sun Drop? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
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 […]
On episode #15 of Soda Tasting, we tried something new: a blind tasting. The concept is simple: I taste a bunch of sodas without knowing which is which. I talk about my favorites and try to guess the brands. In a way, I’m setting myself up to look silly. But, it is fun. That episode is currently the most viewed episode of the show so far. Thanks to the positive response and requests for more, I’ve decided to continue doing […]
Crush Orange, the flavor that the brand is known for, was invented in 1906 by J.M. Thompson and the Orange Crush Company was created in 1916. Eventually, they added additional flavors, including Strawberry. What is your favorite strawberry soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Sun Drop was created in 1949 and launched regionally in 1951. The citrus soda went national in 2011. In this episode, I taste the sugar version available in glass bottles, complete with pulp from the orange juice used to flavor it. I also compare it to the widely available high fructose corn syrup version. If you have tried the sugar Sun Drop, what do you think of it? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Stewart’s Grape Soda is the first grape soda to be featured on Soda Tasting. The Stewart’s brand, which dates back to 1924, offers an array of options that it refers to as fountain classics. In this clip, I mentioned my friends at WebDevStudios, including Brad and April Williams and Brian Messenlehner. What is your favorite grape soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
This episode represents something new for Soda Tasting: our first blind tasting. What is a blind tasting? Well, basically, I set myself up to look foolish. I select an assortment of similar sodas, have someone pour them for me and, without knowing which is which and without tasting them immediately beforehand, I taste them and try to guess which is which. Inevitably, I miss the mark. For this episode, I am tasting a selection of peppers. The pepper soda genre, […]
Dr Pepper Cherry was introduced in 2009 as a cherry variant of the popular “blend of 23 flavors” soda. What other soda would you like to see introduce a cherry flavor? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
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