Saturday, May 13, 2017

Polly's Pop Makes A Comeback

If you're in the Independence, Missouri area then you can take the time to pop into a local retailer or the Polly's Pop bottling works and get yourself a bottle of their back from the dead Soda. Here we have a local Soda company making a comeback after decades. And it looks like they're doing it right. Good flavourings and Cane Sugar to sweeten the memory of the old timers who might still remember it from the "good old days". Here's to the resurgence of old time Soda's and the mom and pop bottlers who are bringing them back!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pepsi Bringing Out Limited Time "Pepsi Fire"

In a move that's sure to please the cinnamon lovers out there, PepsiCo announced the addition of Pepsi Fire to its summer lineup. It's a cinnamon infused version of their namesake Cola.
Today, Pepsi is encouraging fans to "Get It While It's Hot™" with the launch of its newest limited-edition beverage, Pepsi Fire. Beginning May 22, Pepsi Fire – the refreshing cola with a cinnamon flavored twist – will be available in stores nationwide for an eight-week period.
So, if you're a cinnamon lover you have 8 weeks to indulge yourself. This is one I'll probably skip, as I'm not a hot cinnamon kind of guy.
PepsiCo is also running a Social Media based contest for the release. They are offering some pretty cool prizes.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Goliath Goes After David Again

And, just like that, it is gone. The good folks at Dublin Bottling Works are being forced to stop producing their Dublin Original Soda. Dr Pepper/Snapple has, once again, killed off the venerable flavour. Due mostly to the agreement they forced on DBW when they parted ways back in '12. Still a pretty sleazy thing, given the sheer numbers of Dr Pepper knockoffs on the market that they do not go after.
The good news is that this will have no affect on Dublin Bottling Works day to day operations or the other great Sodas that they currently produce. Do them, and yourself a favour and buy a bottle of their Soda or Root Beer next time you run across it. I certainly will. And I'll never knowingly buy a Dr Pepper/Snapple product again. In the battle between the mom and pop and the corporate Goliath I will always support the underdog and real Soda.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Look At Orca Beverages.

Here's a look at a nice article on Orca Beverages, the maker of many fine retro Sodas and Root Beers. This Mukilteo, Washington enterprise is turning out many classic beverages using classic formulae, real Cane Sugar and a love for the product. I've had quite a few of their products and they've all been pretty darned good. Nice to see them getting some press time. Drop by for a look at Orca's website and, if you can't find their products near you, you can order direct from the manufacturer.

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