“Are you a soda geek?” my pal Rich Sanders of Ethnojunkie asked me a few weeks ago when he saw me scoring some Sanbitter, an Italian aperetif soda,with evident glee. “I dunno Rich, I like Vimto, Chinotto, and Moxie’s pretty good,” I replied.
The point here is that whether I admit or not I am indeed a fan of carbonated beverages that go well beyond the Sprite, Coke, and Pepsi. I blame it all on that first Fresca I tasted as a kid. So here’s what I’d like to know what’s your favorite oddball soda? Do you like oldschool medicinal ones like Moxie, or a Thai Fanta fan,or perhaps something else entirely Tell me in the comments or hit me on the Twitter, @JoeDiStefano.
I love Taiwanese Apple Sidra, which tastes like an appley cream soda to me!
My buddy and I were talking about that just last night! I like Taiwanese Heysong Sarsparilla as well.
Almdudler from Austria
Lilt from the UK
My favorite carbonated beverages are: Dr Brown’s Cel-Ray, Moxie (Traditional Formula), Manhattan Coffee Soda, most of the Argentine syrup series – “Terma”, and homemade cooking grade maple syrup with Seltzer. Homemade celery soda is my most favorite but a little too labor intensive.
Love all those!! Especially Cel-Ray.
Not sure how oddball this is, but then I lived in Chicago for many years I enjoyed “hyper-local” Filbert’s root beer. Made in garage on the South Side though I think they have a bigger space now.
I first had it at a famous chili parlor, Bishops. The pairing with the chili is, of course. great.
That sounds good Mark!