Ok, so I sorta “collect” odd or regional soda (pop, coke, whatever, that’s a different thread). Not that I physically HAVE any of these, I just like to seek them out and try them.
Here in the area that I live, we’ve got Ale-8-One. Every time I’m Home I try to pick up a case of Moxie to bring, well, home. My favorite (due to it’s color, drinking it is actually sorta…nasty) may very well be Green River. Out in the Eastern Wastes on Ohio, there’s Ski-Pop, which I haven’t tried.
Whenever I visit NYC, I always make a point of going to a proper Jewish deli so I can order a can of Cel-Ray to go with my pastrami sandwich. I’ve never seen it outside the NYC area.
We don’t seem to have any local sodas that are specific to Toronto or Ontario, unfortunately, though make up for it with our plethora of locally-made beers… which is much better as far as I’m concerned.
In Middle Tennessee we have Sun Drop. I would say it is in the Mt. Dew family, although possibly closer to Mellow Yellow (do they even make Mellow Yellow anymore?). Personally, I prefer Cherry Sun Drop.
Here in Texas we enjoy Dublin Dr Pepper, which is made using cane sugar instead of corn syrup.
Cheerwine, of course. It’s a very bubbly, cherry-ish soda. Ice cream floats made with Cheerwine are absolutely heavenly. When various family members living outside of North Carolina come home for a visit, they always leave with their car trunk full of the stuff.
Well the first thing that came to mind for me was Waialua Soda Works. I tried them for the first time last year, it was pretty good. I remember seeing other Hawaii-based sodas somewhere, I think, but I can’t remember their name, sorry.
I would like to try every single one of these weird soda pops! And don’t they call that stuff “tonic” in Boston?
We have Mexican soft drinks up here (Anchorage, AK), but I can’t think of … whoops. There’s something here called “Sierra Mist” which showed up after Seven-Up disappeared from the shelves. Does that count?