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April 21, 2005


Important Alternative Soda

This is not actually news, but is part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness of exciting and delicious snack items.

Many Americans may have never tried Kola Champagne Soda, which seems to be a popular flavor in Jamaica, and possibly also Puerto Rico. I had never heard of it, but I've long been interested in regional sodas, and last night I bought a can of Good O Kola Champagne Soda at a bodega on the corner of 105th and 2nd, and it is an exceptionally fine drink.

It tastes like cream soda mixed with Moxie. Also, the can design is simple and very pleasing. No production information on the can, but it is distrubuted through Good O Beverages in the Bronx.

Good O Kola Champagne Soda

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You can order it from a store called Georgia Harvest--a 2 liter bottle of it for $1.09.

In searching for more information about this soda, I came upon a very impressive online store in Texas that sells over a hundred interesting sodas. The Kentucky Nip Cherry Julep Soda sounds especially delightful, and does apparently taste like mint!

Of course, my all-time favorite regional soda is produced by Squamscot Beverages in New Hampshire, and is called Yup, which I first purchased at Marelli's Fruit and Real Estate convenience store in Newmarket.

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I love Yup, though I have no idea what it actually is. Some odd mix of random flavors, I think. Squamscot have a great maple flavor as well.

Posted by: mattS at April 22, 2005 10:56 AM

I understand they are also coming out with Apple and Blueberry flavors!

Posted by: amy at April 22, 2005 3:36 PM

Hey, just wanted to thank you for promoting our soda. I was checking our traffic report and came upon your website. Your comments are what makes us do what we do- make soda and enjoy doing it.

Thanks again
Dan Conner
Squamscot Beverages

Posted by: Dan at April 22, 2005 6:47 PM

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