Sunday, July 31, 2022

Root Beer Milk

It turns out that this is a real thing:

Root Beer Milk
Announced here on Facebook at Kwik Trip. (Also on the Real Seal page.)

Root Beer Milk Joke


I need to try to find this at a Kwik Trip sometime...

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Lester Fixins Ranch Dressing Soda

I opened this "Ranch Dressing" soda with my extended family on a trip up north recently:

Buffalo Wings Soda and Ranch Dressing Soda
I thought it could pair well with Buffalo Wing Soda.

Ranch Dressing Soda
My youngest was ready to try a shot of it...

Ranch Dressing Soda
...but he immediately spit it into the sink

Ranch Dressing Soda
My brother-in-law and I sniffed it...

Ranch Dressing Soda
Drinking it!
Ranch Dressing Soda
Trying not react to the flavor! Ha! (We agreed ahead of time to try to not show our disgust.)


Brand: Lester Fixins Ranch Dressing Soda

Origin: Incline Village, NV.

Purchase Place: Blue Sun Soda, Spring Lake Park, MN.

Sweetener: Pure Cane Sugar.

Review: You know, this WASN'T horrible. It smelled quite like ranch dressing. And then the aftertaste left a ranch dressing-like film in my mouth (but not in an ABSOLUTELY horrible way). 

The biggest positive for this is that the carbonation really helped. And it had a perfect amount of sweetness to cut the almost savory ranch flavor. Both my brother-in-law and I agreed on this. 

It sure isn't a soda that I'd grab on any given day saying "boy, I sure could go for something 'ranch dressing' flavored right now!" But it wasn't BAD. The ranch dressing flavor was about spot on, so give this a (humorous) try if you're a fan of ranch. This had POTENTIAL for being scored at 1 or 2, but it's honestly better than that.

Score: 3.5 out of 10.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Labrador Root Beer Butterscotch Soda

I was downloading files at one of the colleges where I teach this afternoon, and I brought this with me: 

Labrador Root Beer Butterscotch Soda

Labrador Root Beer Butterscotch Soda
Nuthin' says "champion of the USA" like a shotgun shell!  ;)

Brand: Labrador Root Beer Butterscotch Soda.

Origin: Camarillo, CA.

Purchase Place: Blue Sun Soda, Spring Lake Park, MN.

Sweetener: Cane Sugar.

Review: At first sniff, the butterscotch was subtle, so I started thinking this might be decent. And I was right! The butterscotch isn't overpowering, and the root beer is really smooth and really creamy. It's a bit strong on the wintergreen, but that wasn't a horrible thing here - I think it balances out the butterscotch a bit. My only possible complaint is that it could be TOO creamy. It's NOT a traditional root beer, but it tasted pretty good. Worth a try!

Score: 8 out of 10.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Excel Lucky Cherry Cola

I opened my first soda from last week's trip to Blue Sun Soda

Excel Lucky Cherry Cola

Brand: Excel Lucky Cherry Cola.

Origin: Breese, IL.

Purchase Place: Blue Sun Soda, Spring Lake Park, MN.

Sweetener: Pure Cane Sugar.

Review: This smelled good from the start - quite sweet. It definitely leans towards "cherry SODA" and not so much "cherry COLA" as there's not a super strong cola element to this. And that's not a bad thing, because it's still quite tasty. It's a pretty solid cherry flavor. Nothing super unique, but a drinkable and tasty soda.

Score: 7 out of 10.

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Refill at Blue Sun Soda

Yesterday afternoon, my boys and I headed to the "original" Blue Sun Soda up in the north metro. I slowly worked my way through the root beer aisle and grabbed just a few bottles that I haven't had before. But now after the 2 or 3 that I just purchased, I'll have had everything in this aisle: 

Blue Sun Soda root beer aisle
All root beers way down to the end.

Blue Sun Soda records
Back by the little game room (they've really made that smaller).

Blue Sun Soda flower vase
The soda fountain section had some old cans being used as vases.

My updated stash from Blue Sun Soda
My assorted case from Blue Sun Soda!

I have a few novelty sodas in there that will be GROSS that I plan to try with my extended family as we get together during the summer. Stay tuned for those reviews!