Lynden's Soda Fountain in St. Paul has been advertising a lunch deal that includes 2 hot dogs, some chips, and a homemade soda. So yesterday, my son and I stopped in over the lunch hour.
|Henry's first sip of their Black Cherry soda. He loved watching the "soda jerk" |
make it at the soda fountain just on the other side of the counter.
|SAVE SOME FOR ME, HENRY!|
|They have a BIG drink menu. This is just their "simple" sodas. They have about 10x more.|
And a lot of the other items sound incredibly interesting! I need to KEEP coming back!
|With our dogs and chips as Henry still works on the soda.|
|A big mouthful of some ICE CREAM |
(with Lynden's candy selection in the background).
|He had to lick it clean.|
|An Instagramed photo: "Lunch date with my guy. @LyndensSoda has a great lunch special: 2 dogs, |
some chips, and a homemade soda for $4.95. And they even threw in a free cup of ice cream for Henry!
(And we had to get a bag of candy and licorice for Mama for when she gets home from work.)"
Well, I suppose this calls for a quick review of Lynden's Black Cherry soda...
Brand: Lynden's Black Cherry Soda.
Origin: St. Paul, MN.
Purchase Place: Lynden's Soda Fountain, St. Paul, MN.
Review: Like many of the other sodas I've had here, it had a crisp, clean, and sharp flavor. My son wouldn't put it down. It wasn't smooth at all - it was all "sharp." (I'm assuming that's from adding the "fresh" soda water.) The black cherry flavoring was right on. It maybe could be a little smoother, but that's what you get from a soda fountain!
Score: 8 out of 10.
p.s. Here are links to my first 3 trips to Lynden's: checking it out for the first time and getting some Root Beer, going back to try more Root Beer and Sarsaparilla, and trying my first Lime Rickey. I need to make it a point to try to stop back about once a month with my son so we can share/try other great sounding soda-related items on the menu! It had been 6 months since we'd been there!