Intrastate Distributors produces the line of Frostie products, including Root Beer, which I reviewed on episode #118. This is Vanilla Root Beer. I am reviewing the current formula, which is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup and sugar. But this is in the process of being phased out as they switch to just cane sugar. All other Frostie flavors in glass already are cane sugar sweetened with this being the final hold out. Thank you to rockavneck14 for the request. […]
Soda mixing when is when I combine two or more sodas to create something new. This time around we’re mixing Cheerwine (with Sugar) and Coca-Cola Vanilla to create Coca-Cola Vanilla Cheerwine. Thank you to Kevin Saju for the request. Have you tried this mix? Please let me know in the comments. Here is the nutritional information for each of the sodas featured in today’s episode: Cheerwine (with Sugar) (see my review) Company: Carolina Beverage Calories (per 12 oz.): 150 Caffeine […]
Shasta’s history goes all the way back to 1889 when a group of businessmen opened a health and vacation resort at the base of Mount Shasta, which is part of the Cascade Mountain Range in California. They sold naturally carbonated spring water. It was well received and, as such, they started to bottle it and sold it under the name Shasta Mineral Springs Company. In 1928, new management came on board, changing the name of the company to Shasta Water […]
Tahitian Treat is a fruit punch soda. Thank you to Neil Block for the request. Are you a fan of Tahitian Treat? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Dad’s Root Beer was created in the 1930s by Barney Berns and Ely Klapman in Klapman’s Chicago-area home. When they filed for a trademark in September of 1938, they alleged that it had been in use since February of 1937, so this is considered to be the official starting date of Dad’s. The Berns and Klapman families sold their shares to IC Industries in the 1970s, who sold Dad’s to The Monarch Beverage Company of Atlanta in 1986. At that […]
Big Blue is a blue cream soda from Big Red. Thank you to mikeypaco and Hunter (THunter03) for the request. Do you like Big Blue? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Pepsi first attempted a Mountain Dew flavor variant in 1988 with Mountain Dew Red, a fruit flavored Dew that saw only a brief test release. Pepsi didn’t try again until Code Red (Dew “with a rush of cherry flavor”) in 2001 and it was a success, which is why they have continued to produce it. Thank you to Prodip P, danielsquarepants13, TheGoldenBeasts, Soifool, SuperSuperevil, Bob Smith and nchjdl (who works for PepsiCo) for the request. Do you like Mountain Dew […]
There is a tremendous amount of variety in the world when it comes to root beers. On this episode, I’m going to blind taste six of them. Thank you to Richard Mont, mikeypaco, Kevin Saju and candouidus for the request. Of the root beers featured here, which ones have you had? And which is your favorite? Please let me know in the comments. Here is a run down of the sodas featured in this blind tasting: Boylan Root Beer Company: […]
Coca-Cola was first made available for sale on May 8, 1886. It was on this day that the creator of the syrup, a pharmacist named John Pemberton, brought a jug to Jacobs’ Pharmacy in Atlanta, where it was put on sale. Dr. Pemberton’s bookkeeper and partner, Frank M. Robinson, suggested the name and trademarked it in the unique script that it still uses to this day. Pemberton didn’t really capitalize off of his creation, selling his interest off at various […]
Buffalo Rock is a golden ginger ale distributed mostly in the Southeastern United States. From their website: “Formulated in 1901 as an experiment with ginger to relieve stomach ailments, Sid Lee’s ginger tonic was found refreshing in the sweltering summer heat. With the addition of carbonation, this new soda became a household name in Birmingham, Alabama. “… It’s sharp, tangy ginger taste is insisted on by many who feel that the effects of the ginger ale help to relieve minor […]
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