Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Sodas Sodas Everywhere

Quick poll: Do you ever try the new-flavored sodas that our fine, American soda companies introduce? Do you slurp down a bottle of AMP, yet another disgusting Red Bull knock-off brewed by Pepsi? What about Sprite ReMix? And I'm not going to even start on the Thanksgiving dinner sodas recently introduced by the small Jones Soda Company. Fizzy turkey and gravy in a bottle just doesn't sound appealing.

Anyway, I ask this important question because Coke today announced they would introduce a new soda called "Blak" next year. This will be a coffee infused beverage that I'm sure will be just about as popular as the wonderously famous Pepsi Kona (as my co-blogger so sagely pointed out today). I actually tried Pepsi Kona. As a coffee and cola lover, I was disappointed when the liquid touched my tongue. I have never tasted something so disgusting.

For me, the only newish soda that's worth drinking is part of a mix concocted at Baja Fresh: Mountain Dew Code Red (actually very tasty) with a few limes and a splash of Sierra Mist...tastes just like the Sonic Cherry Limeade at Sonic Drive-Ins (which tragically are no where near the northeast). And of course, my all-time favorite is the mystery cherry soda (only labeled "cherry" on the fountain sign) at Ishkabibbles in Philly. No one makes a cherry soda any better.

4 comments:

Bruiser Woods said...

I'll admit that I was an early adopter of Crystal Pepsi, and even secretly wanted New Coke to survive (until I realized it was indeed possible to bring the Classic formula back to the shelves of my corner 7-11).

Fortunately, I was too young at the time to have been allowed to try "Pepsi AM" (marketed as a breakfast cola, around the same time as Coke's "Coke in the morning" ad campaign). I've also refrained from trying the chemical lemon- and lime-infused versions of Coke and Diet Coke. If the NutraSweet in Diet Coke doesn't give us all cancer (thanks, Donald Rumsfeld!), I'm sure chemical lemon and lime will.

But, really, I just long for a simpler time when one could sip Frank's Black Cherry Wishniak for less than the price of a postage stamp...

The Goddess said...

If something new crosses my path and sounds appetizing, yes, I'll try it. I like Diet Cherry, Lime, Vanilla, and Splenda Coke (although Splenda is not really a flavor). However, I seldom expend gas or, in my case at the moment, shoe leather to go out of my way to get a new product.

I did recently try the Black Cherry Fresca, though; it wasn't bad.

Elle Woods said...

Ohhh, you likey the Black Cherry Fresca? I wanted to like it, and I appreciated the lack of the Nutrasweet aftertaste, but it was awfully syrupy.

Back to the non calorie seltzer I go...

Lloyd61 said...

Thats because everyone in Philly knows that "Cherry" on a soda fountain obviously means Cherry Wishniak.