Thursday, March 8, 2012

The New Soda Craze Thing

I feel like, all of a sudden, everyone is talking about specialty sodas and making your own soda and everyone and their mom has a soda making machine in their home. Apparently I've been living in a hole,  trend-wise.

After scoping out what's been going on, I think I can get behind this whole thing. Sodas made fresh and customizable, with no high-fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners? I like that idea. I also like the idea of soda as a special treat, on par with the occasional scoop of ice cream or glass of wine, rather than the default drink with every meal. We have really been moving away from diet coke and whatnot, preferring black coffees and teas for the caffeine fix when necessary*.

There are also the natural sodas, like oogave (made with agave nectar, actually pretty good) and the dry variety (simple sodas, made with pure cane sugar - very DRY). 

This week, Mike and I decided to try out our local soda shop, Squeak, which not only makes their own soda in dozens of flavors, but you can customize your own as well as buy bottles. We opted for some of their unique flavors, cherry cream (me) and green tea fizz (mike). I definitely preferred mine, since I like my green tea as, well, tea, and sugar free, but his actually wasn't bad. You get to customize your color as well as take the opportunity to sniff all the different flavors before ordering (it seriously looks like a perfume counter, or a customizable bath products shop). They also have customer ratings for the different flavors, in case you're afraid to try something. Next time, I'll be ordering something less safe, like butterbeer, or lavender soda.

Is anyone else more up on this foodie trend? Who has a soda stream machine? Or some other machine? Do you love it? I would love to learn more about all this.

*I will admit, however, that my four hour Tuesday night class requires a pink rockstar for me to stay alert and participate.


  1. Very interesting! I had no idea!

    But that does seem to explain that crazy soda machine at Moes!

    1. It's amazing! You should try the fancy soda and tell me what you think.

  2. We have a soad machine and we LOVE t! I love to just take juice and made it carbonated! SO YUMMY!

  3. Oh man, i've wanted a soda stream ever since I was a little girl. I remember going with my Nana to visit her friend who had one and she used to make lemonade. I was totally in awe of it!

    1. Fizzy lemonade... Now I definitely need a soda stream.


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