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Jerking Around #0

OK, so I like making really stupid puns. Sue me.

The pun, in this case, is that the “jerk” in the title is a reference to being a soda jerk - someone who makes sodas from syrup and seltzer in an old-fashioned luncheonette (and there really are still some out there).

Future articles in this series are going to be reviews-after-a-fashion of soda, much the way [personal profile] den/dewhitton has been reviewing beers in his Around the World in 80 Beers posts. Like that ‘quest for beer’, I’m not going to be looking at the ‘big brands’ (e.g., Coke, Pepsi, Fanta, etc.), but will be looking at lesser-known brands and my own experiments with the SodaStream system. Since there is some imprecision with the making of soda in a SodaStream, I’ll make a non-review post in this series explaining certain terms I’ll be using, for those who have SodaStream systems of their own and want to try to reproduce my experiment(s).

Also like the ‘quest for beer’, I’ll post pictures.

Watch the tag ‘soda’ for further developments in this series. It will appear on both Dreamwidth and LiveJournal; my username is the same on both services, and I'll read comments posted to either.

I'm at...: home
I'm listening to...: the whirring of my fans

YES! Brilliant!

I expect I will end up reviewing the Big Brands; I haven't yet because I don't like them. The rule is "a fair review for every Beer" and one day I will have to try them. Even Fosters. The difficlt part will be being honest.

So be fair and give the the big guys a go.

Edited at 2013-08-02 09:01 am (UTC)

Well, in the case of Big Soda, it's not so much a question of "I don't like them", it's more a question of "They're Big Soda, everyone knows what they taste like.". I suppose eventually I'll run out of experiments to try with the SodaStream (since if I'm going to make my own soda, I'm not likely to do flavors I disfavor), and maybe then I'll resort to Big Soda "just to keep my hand in" - but consider what I said in this entry about some of the SodaStream flavors - I was comparing to Big Soda, on the assumption that everyone would understand what I was saying.

I don't drink much soda, but I adore the Victorian Lemonade by http://www.drinkfentimans.com/

Have you had it?

Haven't, but can - there's a Fairway that carries Fentiman's not unreasonably far from me. They've also got some other flavors that might be interesting to review, like their Shandy (although I'm not a beer drinker, and it's a fermented barley malt flavor - non-alcoholic, though).

I like Shandy, and I like their Shandy. Of the stuff they make that I've tried, I've only disliked the Curiosity Cola...but I hate cola, so merely disliking it is high praise from me.