Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Apple Of My Eye

I've had Root Beer, Ginger Beer, Real Beer and now I can add Apple Beer to the list of drinks I have willingly consumed and would consume again! This bubbly beverage was delightful, to say the least. It is decidedly an apple drink and has a refreshing taste. This Soda actually has a bubbly, white wine coloured head to it when poured into your favourite Soda glass. The apple scent it gives off is a nice prelude for what comes next.

The carbonation imparts a bubbly mouthfeel that serves to enhance the Cane Sugar and apple flavour. The taste of sweet, Delicious apples permeates every mouthful of this Soda and makes it a joy to drink. Using Cane Sugar on top of the fruitiness is genius, the combination of the two give it a unique punch that takes this beverage over the top.

As for the ingredients, they just don't get any simpler or to the point. Apple Beer is a prime example of a product which knows the rule of keeping it simple.

Apple Beer is a Soda I will gladly look forward to purchasing again! Yummy stuff!

Take some time to peruse their website, too as they offer up recipes which utilise their product. Now that's versatility!

Carbonated Water
Pure Cane Sugar
Citric Acids
Natural Flavors
Vitamin C

Apple Beer gets a bubbling 8/10!

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

A Blast From The Past

Thanks to our comrade in arms, Kirsten I discovered the Internet Archive and a ton of really cool public domain videos. Here's one that truly relates to Soda as we remember it! Enjoy!

I know I do! I think I need a Soda....
I love these old films!

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A Black Eye For Black Cherry

I happened across a bottle of Virgil's Micro Brewed Black Cherry Cream Soda recently and decided to give it a shot, based on my previous experiences with Virgil's Root Beer and my recent foray into the world of Cheerwine.

The first thing that hits you with Virgil's is a strong cherry scent that is coupled with hints of cane sugar and an almond-like scent. It has a nice soda carbonation, but it doesn't really add anything to the mix. There is a light vanilla taste that does mix very well with the black cherry flavour. The cherry is also a nice black cherry flavour and not a maraschino flavour, that's a nice change from some of the cherry beverages on the market. The almond flavouring is also a major player in the taste of this Soda and, in combination with the others it's not that good a mix.

While the Soda has a creamy mouth feel it manages to leave a sweet, cherry flavoured coating on the tongue that adds up to an unpleasant aftertaste experience. As Black Cherry flavoured Sodas go, Virgil's just isn't up to snuff.


Purified Carbonated Water
Unbleached Cane Sugar
Vanilla Extract
Black Cherry Flavor
Natural Flavors
Malic Acid

Virgil's Black Cherry Cream Soda gets a 4/10.

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