Thursday, January 4, 2018

Indian Wells Black Cherry Soda

My boys and I spent a night in a camper cabin in southern Minnesota when it was -15 outside. We were toasty warm. After breakfast, I shared a large $6 bottle of soda with them:

Indian Wells Black Cherry Soda
In our camper cabin. (We were nearly all packed up, so it's empty.)

Indian Wells Black Cherry Soda
The wax seal over the bottle cap. Fancy.

Brand: Indian Wells Black Cherry Soda.

Origin: Inyokern, California.

Purchase Place: "Minnesota's Largest Candy Store," Jordan, MN.

Sweetener: Cane Sugar.

Review: This was pretty fancy, so I was ready to not like it. First of all, I think it was about $6 for a 22 oz bottle of soda. Second, the wax seal. Third, it was made with "artisan spring water." And fourth, it was carbonated "in a special process using recovered naturally created CO2" which is about the biggest line of hippy bull-honkey I've ever read on a bottle of flavored sugar water.

But this ended up being good. Damn good. The black cherry flavor was both deep and crisp. It was really a "full bodied" soda, which is something I don't know I've ever said before. My boys loved it, but they love it any time they get a sip of my soda. This was a good final soda for 2017. Happy New Year!

Score: 9 out of 10.

p.s. Here's more photos from our chilly (but awesome) camping trip.

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