Archive for April, 2006

Indian Wells Orange Creme Soda

April 27, 2006

A passable orange cream soda. Unfortunately, there’s just too many incredible varieties of the stuff to give this one a higher rating.
Official site

2 of 5 stars

Brangelina as DagnyJohn?

April 27, 2006

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are contemplating roles in the perenially in pre-production film version of Atlas Shrugged. Such star power, I think, would be enough to get it produced as their collective gravity attracts interest. I think that casting them as Dagny Taggart and John Galt would be a master stroke, but I’m still leary of the whole endeavor. More here and here.

Pangleheimer’s Sparkling Gourmet Blush

April 26, 2006

I’ll admit that I only bought this soda because I liked saying “Pangleheimer’s.” I still do. I’m not really sure what a blush is but this sort of tastes like a wine cooler—at least what I remember a wine cooler to taste like as I haven’t had one since I snuck them in the late 80s. It tastes very unique and I like it on some levels: no aftertaste, a hard initial impression, and a slight fruitiness. I just can’t see myself buying it again unless I wanted to say “Pangleheimer’s.”
Official site

2 of 5 stars

Dr. Brown’s Original Cream Soda

April 26, 2006

This is one fantastic cream soda. Extremely pleasant first impression, no aftertaste. It’s sugary without being overly so. I found myself savoring every last drop of the 12 ounces.
BevNet Reviews | Pop the Soda Shop | Wikipedia entry

5 of 5 stars

Kickapoo Joy Juice

April 21, 2006

Sold to me as a Mountain Dew knockoff, it is anything but. I guess that it’s in the “citrus soda” genre but so is Fresca. While I question the wisdom of basing your marketing on an obscure comic strip that ceased publication in 1977, the taste is pretty compelling. It’s not as sugary as Mountain Dew but has a similar mouth feel.
Origin of the name | Pop the Soda Shop | BevNet Review

4 of 5 stars

Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray Soda

April 21, 2006

This bottle drew me in. First, the name was kind of weird and different from all other Dr. Brown’s flavors. As I read the label more closely, I saw the words “celery soda” and knew that I just had to try this. Really, how often can you try out a soda pop made with celery? It’s an uncola that’s like Sprite without the sweetness or a ginger ale without the harsh taste. The celery is not overpowering, but you can definitely taste it. No aftertaste though the celery does make a re-appearance in belches.
Wikipedia entry | Pop the Soda Shop | Reviews at BevNet

3 of 5 stars

Gordon’s Oranges ‘n’ Cream

April 20, 2006

I’m a sucker for orange cream drinks. There, I’ll admit it. I could drink them exclusively all day long were it not for the fact that they’re far too sugary and rich.

4 of 5 stars

Bubble Up

April 20, 2006

Kind of like a harder Sprite. I’m not a big fan of that soda genre, but this one was definitely the best of that bunch. No offensiveness at all and no aftertaste.
Official site | Wikipedia entry | Pop the Soda Shop

3 of 5 stars

Frucade

April 19, 2006

Also known as “Orangenfruchtsaftlimonade,” this fruit-based soda is hard to pin down. There’s definitely hints of a lemonade, but the carbonation and other fruit juices muddy the waters so to speak. No aftertaste, pleasant taste, but missing something that would rate it higher. I would drink it again, but this doesn’t have me suggesting it to anyone I approach.
Official site | Pop the Soda Shop | Wikipedia entry

3 of 5 stars

Elliott’s Amazing Orange Juice

April 19, 2006

Blech. This is unsweetened, all-natural orange juice and I don’t like it one bit. The only thing amazing is the notion that the “Amazing Facts” on the side of the bottle—”During a job interview never spend more than one minute answering a question”—are amazing. Official site

2 of 5 stars