After some gloriously tasty weeks researching cheese and bread, I'm sucking down soda.
Which isn't a bad thing.
They're all made with sugar or honey. Or at least the ones I'm drinking are.
Which means I won't write about the aloe soda I found at Pal-Do World. It's got high-fructose corn syrup. And bits of aloe vera. Sorry.
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I'm interested only in soda pop made with real cane sugar. Or honey.
Here are some sodas I'm featuring in my story: ginger ale and ginger brew from Silver City and Fish Tale; root beer from the Powerhouse, Silver City and Heads Up Brewing. So far I've interviewed brewers and soda-makers. There'll be a recipe and how-to.
I'm still not sure if I can write about a stubby Korean can I discovered: Nostalgia Drink, Soojeonggwa. The English printing says it's been around since 1994. It's more uncarbonated punch than soda. But it's darned tasty, like a cinnamon red-hot candy in a can. Made with brown sugar, sugar, dried persimmon extract, ginger, cinnamon and refined water.
What kind of sugar- or honey-based soda do you drink? Tried the sugar incarnation of Jones soda yet?
What are your thoughts on sugar vs. high-fructose corn syrup?
Mmm, memories of red-hot cinnamon candy, circa 1994.