Saturday, September 12, 2009

Why Not Try Something Different?

First a disclaimer. I don't drink soda. Ever. I haven't for years. But after watching the video below, I just might start.

OK, probably not. (If I'm going to add extra calories to my diet, they're going to be in cheese form.) But I do admire the hero of the video I've linked to below. He's a store owner who got bored selling the same old ordinary sodas. So he decided to offer all the lesser-known sodas he could find. Coffee sodas. Cucumber sodas. Banana sodas. Sodas made from flowers. Today his store features more than 500 flavors in all. But not Pepsi.

What's really awesome is that many of the products are still made by the same families that have been making them for 100+ years! (One brand is actually made and bottled by one mother and her three grown kids.) Now that I think of it, maybe I will try that coffee soda, after all! It's made in Brooklyn--and has been for the last 114 years!

See the video here. It's a little long, but totally entertaining I think.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

first comment! hey kirsten can i find this and get it for you on christmas? :)

7:24 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

A Christmas present? How fabulous. But your link doesn't work, I'm afraid!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Amber StarGem said...

hey kirsten so you have a rough date for kiki 3?

8:17 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

i loooooooooove sprite!! but not nearly as much as ice tea that stuff is just pure amazing

8:40 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

I don't eat fast food. Ever. Lol. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE cheese. It is so cool that he is doing that!

3:35 AM  
Anonymous Olivia said...

That was so interesting...I wish there was a shop like that in the UK.
I'd love to try some of those flavours!

6:40 AM  
Anonymous heygirl said...

i think it is really cool .i gonna save it as my back round.:)

8:54 AM  
Anonymous ~chanel~ said...

I haven't had pop in like a year! Last week, I was really thirsty so I took a tiny sip of my mom's root beer and it felt soooo weird! I forgot how bubbly it was!!!! It actually hurt my throat! I don't like pop very much, but if that guy had a pomagranate flavored soda, I would totally have some! that's like my favorite fruit in the world!

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!! GUAVA!!!! MY FAVORITE FRUIT!!!!!! AND COFFEE, TOO!!!!!!!!!! IM OBSESSED WITH GUAVAS AND COFEEE.... you wouldnt get it, freeks who think im weird....

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Clare said...

I've always liked old fashioned sodas like those

4:11 PM  
Blogger vendetta said...

hmmmm.....................sounds weird. and suspicious............

4:16 PM  
Blogger vendetta said...

WAIT!!!!!!!! you havent had soda in years??? well, i probably shouldnt be talking because i cant drink soda unless im at a party and im just snacking cuz i only drink orange soda, sprite, and i love love love orange izze. i collect izze bottles. where was i? oh the bubbles fill me up fast. i love bubbles!!!!!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Cool! I hate all soda though but I might try some of these. But I probably won't, I hate fizzy drinks.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

someone should tell him to branch out to where i live!

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Olivia said...

@ Anna

me too!
I love guavas and coffee as well, but barely anyone has heard of guava!!!
its so nice!!!

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

love cheese. especially sharp cheddar.hey, there is this soda called"birch beer" it is SO good. it tastes like root beer with a little bit of cream soda mixed in. can only get it in WV and VA. kirsten,if you are ever in VA near Tazewelle County, and you decide to drink soda go to the Pop Shop and try some!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Kirsten I just gotta ask...Where can I get my hands on some of that rose petal soda??? Must. Have. Some!

6:15 PM  
Anonymous UU said...

I love old fashioned sods! Those look so good!
But did you notice he was kinda contradictory? He said diets were gross, then said he only drank diets or just plain carbinated water. Then he said how bad big companies like Coca-cola were bad, and had a big old fashioned coca-cola sign!

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never had a soda in my life!

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my friend was completly shure that she has been to that shop, but not in Brooklyn, Rio. Its also in CALI. :)

She said they were delish!

7:43 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

I was talking 2 my friend about think in the locker and we were saying how they should make a frappucino soda. OMG I LUV FRAPPUCINOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Emy said...

Uhhh i dont really like this cuz in the story kiki is allergic to just about everything she cant eat cheese!!

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonder if i can get my local supermarket to ship these in

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is this one store in Philly, it sells sodas with flavors like Grass Jelly, Aloe, and Sugar Cane.

8:31 PM  

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