Dr. Pepper is one of our favorite soft drinks. With its unique mix of zesty spices, it has drawn many imitators. But just how close are drinks like Mr. Pibb to the original Doc Pep? John Green conducted a taste test to see if he could tell the difference. He only tested five drinks – there are so many more Doctors to choose from.
Soda Springs, Idaho, is home to a unique geyser that sprays carbonated water into the air. While the sparkling spring water is naturally-occurring, the water spout itself is the result of a man-made mistake. Tom Scott visited the geyser for an explanation of how it came to be and how they tweaked it to fire every hour on the hour.
New Wave Toys’ 1/6th-scale Coca-Cola Classic and New Coke vending machines are accurate down to the last detail, including working coin slots that trigger the release of tiny soda cans with the push of a light-up button. Inside you’ll find a working mini-fridge that chills two 12oz. cans or one 355ml bottle of Coke.
Cardinal Spirits adds a blend of bourbon and cream soda to its line of yummy canned cocktails. The 12oz. cans blend straight bourbon whiskey with a fizzy soda flavored with Madagascar vanilla beans. Its 8.5% ABV offers a nice kick without the burn. Check Cardinal’s Spirit Finder for your local retailer.
United Sodas of America offers a 12-pack of their soft drinks that looks like a Pantone color swatch book. Each of their delicious sodas is made with natural flavors, organically-sweetened, and has only 30 calories. With flavors like orange nectarine, pear elderflower, and toasted coconut, this ain’t your daddy’s soda pop.
Fans of the sweet and spicy soft drink can get their flavor of choice in a new form factor – carnival food. This pinkish-hued cotton candy packs all 23 secret flavors that make up the zesty soda pop, packed into a 100% spun sugar treat. Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too?
A deliciously zesty and lightly sweet accompaniment to vodka, whiskey, or rye, Rocky’s Ginger Beer is handcrafted with pure sugar, is caffeine-free, and has no artificial colors. If you don’t feel like boozing, it’s light and refreshing straight from a chilled bottle.