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.
Herb Bishop created Squirt in Phoenix, Arizona in 1938. It was based on a regionally popular non-carbonated soft drink, called Citrus Club. His creation used less sugar and less fruit juice. Thank you to nchjdl, TheBigOReview and Sam Kapellusch for the request. Are you a fan of Squirt? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
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 […]
Stewart’s Cream Soda was one of two flavors introduced in 1992, the first time the brand extended beyond root beer. The only one was Ginger Beer. Thank you to galactigus20 for the request. Do you enjoy Stewart’s Cream Soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
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 […]
Matt Brewing Company was founded in 1888 and they are celebrating 125 years as a company. F.X. Matt started the brewery, which began to produce soft drinks during prohibition, like many breweries did. Nick Matt, the current chairman and CEO, represents the fourth generation of Matt’s to lead the company. They are best known for their beers, but still produce a line of sodas, including root beer, diet root beer, ginger beer, orange cream, black cherry cream and Shirley Temple. […]
Henry Weinhard was born in Germany in 1830, where he began his career as a brewer, before immigrating to the U.S. in 1851. Though he immigrated to New York, he placed his strongest roots in Oregon, where he began the company that is now known as Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. He passed away in 1904 and the brand is now owned by SABMiller. Thank you to HC2BP2089HD, Michaeljudoka1 and Rory Leigh for requesting this soda and supporting the show. Thank you, […]
Before Coca-Cola and other companies were able to produce products that were kosher, there was Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda. For this reason, the brand is well known within the Jewish community and now offers several different flavors. On today’s Soda Tasting, we are taking a look at their Black Cherry flavor. Are you a fan of Dr. Brown’s? What’s your favorite flavor? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Ohio schoolteacher Frank Stewart opened his Stewart’s Root Beer stand in 1924. Stewart’s was only available at root beer stands and drive-in theaters until 1990, when Cable Car Beverage Corporation acquired the bottling rights and began producing 12 ounce bottles of the soda. Triarc (which would later become The Wendy’s Company, as in the fast food restaurant) bought Cable Car Beverage in 1997 and later sold the Stewart’s brand, along with Snapple and Mistic, to Cadbury Schweppes. Eventually, Cadbury Schweppes […]
IBC Root Beer was launched in 1919 by the Griesedieck family, who formed with breweries in the St. Louis area as the Independent Breweries Company – which is what IBC stood for. It was developed as a non-alcoholic alternative during prohibition. The Kranzberg family purchased the trademark and increased distribution led to a growth in popularity in the 20s. In the 30s, they sold it to the National Bottling Company. In the 1970s, the drink was bought by Taylor Beverages, […]
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