I’ve been quoted as saying that if I were to give up any of my vices, certainly soda would be the first to go. It’s not that I’m totally gonzo over things like Coke and Pepsi; I consider myself a beverage guy. I like drinks that taste good, alcohol or not, soda or not; that’s why I like Snapple Elements, for instance.
Anyway, one of my favorite sodas is Dr Pepper. It’s just a great, great drink. I had seen a PBS documentary on junk food and sodas once; it mentioned that the very first Dr Pepper factory, in Dublin TX, still made the concoction the way it was intended: with pure cane sugar. None of this cheap sugar, oh no!
But said drink wasn’t available in this area. What to do? Well, thanks to a great store called Pop The Soda Shop, you can order a wide assortment of sodas and teas from them. They do have a few drinks sold locally, but the best part is that lots of other sodas are available to you. Like the aforementioned Dr Pepper with pure cane sugar!
The overall shopping experience on the site is pleasant. The order took about 10 days to get to me, which wasn’t bad. The actual sodas were packed meticulously, in a box loaded with cardboard protection and styrofoam peanuts. Shipping is rather pricey but is worth it (would you want a cardboard box dripping with sticky soda?)
So, give them a try.
By the way, if you’re unfamiliar with Green River, try it. It’s a drink that’s starting to become hard-to-find in the Chicago area, although it’s made right here. In any event, it’s quite delicious. -pm
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