Virgil’s Root Beer is the crown jewel of the brand and they tout it heavily, referring to it has “what Ben and Jerry’s is to ice cream, what Dom Perignon is to champagne.” Are you a fan of Virgil’s Root Beer? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
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: […]
According to their website, Virgil’s Dr. Better “is a classic Dr. Type soda recipe made naturally using the finest ingredients possible. … Our first step was to research the recipes used to make the original Dr. Type sodas from the early 1900’s. Of course we found none since the recipe is a heavily guarded secret and our attempts to infiltrate and crack their safe failed. But we used our taste buds and knowledge of roots, spices and fruits to make […]
According to BevNET.com, this special edition of Virgil’s Root Beer is imported from Bavaria and is brewed and bottled in a 400 year old brewery. This root beer has a diverse array of ingredients including anise, honey, licorice, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, wintergreen, cassia oil, sweet birch and molasses. The well water used comes from the Bohemian Forest region of Bavaria. Rootbeer Dinosaurs of the World, a root beer focused blog, posted photos of the label of a bottle that […]
Virgil’s “searched the world for the perfect vanilla cream taste” and Virgil’s Cream Soda is the result. Thank you to HC2BP2089HD for the request. Are you a fan of this drink? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
Cream soda dates back to the mid-1800s. They’re usually tan or caramel colored and often incorporate vanilla or vanilla-like flavors.There is a wide selection available and, on this episode of Soda Tasting, we’re going to blind taste some of them. Thank you to Musicluvr4 for requesting that I do a cream soda blind tasting. Please note: On this episode, the introduction was cut off, due to some sort of technical issue with my camcorder. What’s your favorite cream soda? Please […]
Virgil’s Orange Cream Soda, like other orange creams, is meant to evoke a taste similar to a Creamsicle. Do you have a favorite orange cream soda? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
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 […]
With ingredients like cane sugar, clove bud oil, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cassia oil, orange and lemon oils and lime juice, Virgil’s Real Cola box calls it a “cola for cola connoisseurs.” What is preferred form factor for soda? Cans? Plastic? Glass? Please let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching.
According to the packaging, Virgil’s Black Cherry Cream Soda was “made naturally for the black cherry cream soda connoisseur.” It has a pretty straight forward ingredients list: purified carbonated water, unbleached cane sugar, caramelized unrefined cane sugar, vanilla extract, black cherry flavor and natural flavors. “You’ll swear it was made in heaven,” says the sticker around the neck of the bottle. The Discovery Channel has Shark Week, but we have Sean week. This episode wraps up a week of episodes […]
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