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.
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.