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 episode #10 of Soda Tasting, I reviewed Sprite. On today’s episode, I take a look at Mexican Sprite, sweetened with sugar, and compare it to the high fructose corn syrup sweetened version, commonly available in the United States. Have you had Mexican Sprite? Please let me know in the comments. Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Manzana Lift is an Apple flavored soda from Mexico. In 2011, Coca-Cola introduced the short lived Manzana Mia, a similarly flavored drink, into the U.S. Have you had Manzana Lift? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Coca-Cola Vanilla was introduced in 2002 as Vanilla Coke. After it was discontinued in 2005, due to declining sales, the company brought it back in 2007. Are you a fan of Coca-Cola Vanilla? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the World of Coca-Cola allows visitors to learn the history of The Coca-Cola Company. It features artwork, historical memorabilia, a bottling line, the Vault of the Secret Formula and, my favorite, Taste It!, the tasting room where you can try more than 180 different Coca-Cola products from around the world. Have you been to World of Coca-Cola? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
With this episode comes a brand new feature to Soda Tasting: soda mixing! This is where I mix two or more different sodas to create something brand new. Today we’re mixing Coca-Cola and Wawa Watermelon to create Watermelon Coke. I’d love to know what you think about this show concept. Would you like me to do more of them? What are your favorite mixes? Please let me know in the comments. Here is the nutritional information for each of the […]
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 […]
Pibb Xtra is Coca-Cola’s pepper market soda and the primary competitor to Dr Pepper. Introduced in 1972 and originally known as Mr. Pibb, the brand changed to Pibb Xtra in 2001, introducing “a bolder version of the original Mr. Pibb taste.” For more pepper sodas, please check out my blind tasting of a selection of them, featuring Dr Pepper, Pibb Xtra, Dr Thunder and Dr. Perky. What do you think of the Pibb Xtra branding? Would you like it to […]
Mexican Coca-Cola, as the name implies, is Coca-Cola from Mexico. It is noteworthy because it is produced with sugar, whereas the Coca-Cola that we have in the United states is made with high fructose corn syrup. Have you tried Mexican Coca-Cola? If so, do you prefer it to the regular Coca-Cola in the U.S.? 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, […]
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