Our friends at Reed's join us once again, this time in the form of raspberry and ginger, just like the Wonder Twins. What happens when these forces combine? Tune in to find out in our eighth installment! Along with that, news stories which all somehow have to deal with soda. It's like we tried to do it. Learn how soda can help you make better decisions, how Pepsi had a good Q4, how Reed's did in January, their alliance with The Kroger, and maybe find out what exactly Chill soda is. We're still not sure. Hope you enjoy it more than drinking a soda with The Kroger! Thanks to Polarity Failure for the music (http://www.myspace.com/bassbyjames/).
Today we start our new weekly format with a look at CocoFizz, a non-diet chocolate soda that didn't kill us! I mean...maybe it didn't. Who knows? Tune in to find out! This week in news it's Dr Pepper's birthday, soda labels are about to get uglied up with numbers, Alaska Air has dropped Jones due to "popular demand," Detroit knows nothing about root beer, and roses are red and smell like root beer. Hope you enjoy it more than a 125 year old bottle of Dr Pepper! Thanks to Polarity Failure for the music (http://www.myspace.com/bassbyjames/).
On our sixth episode, which lies somewhere between China and Japan (it'll make sense when you listen, trust us) we try Pig Iron Cola and Hot Lips Apple Soda. Are they both delicious or duds? As usual we give you a little peek into what's to come on the site and of course plenty of news too! This week the NY soda tax doesn't include diet drinks, doctors opinion on soda taxes, why the soda tax may drive some to drink alcohol, banning soda in schools, halving the size of cans to reduce consumption, the FDA is worried about BPA, Coke puts sugar in it's bottles but not in it's soda, Washington State students are trying to get Coke off campus, Stalin makes an appearance on soda bottles in Russia, a report on HFCS, Mountain Dew recipes, Pepsi is doing social marketing right, a soda geyser record is almost broken, another hotel makes fancy sodas, a "brew it yourself" store in New England, the history of Nectar in New Orleans is told, an update on the soda powered phone, a soda powered RC car, and finally another stupid criminal activity that involves soda. Fhew! Hope you enjoy it more than a $2 can of Coke! Thanks to Polarity Failure for the music (http://www.myspace.com/bassbyjames/).
We reach the all important landmark of five episodes and celebrate with some decent sodas. First up is Thomas Kemper Ginger Ale, which we hope to continue the tradition of good beverages from the northwest. Secondly is a non-alcoholic sangria, and neither of us have had sangria, so we're the perfect people to review this! In news this week, fecal matter in soda fountain, Bolivia makes it's own "Coca-Colla," a soda powered cell phone, Jones rolls a new set of D&D themed drinks, Reed's continues it's world domination in Canada, Diet Dr. Pepper really is diet, Pepsi Throwback has arrived, Chicago Marriot Cherry Cola sounds amazing, weed in a can?, Fanta putting Bollywood stars on it's bottles, the flavor of Facebook, Coke machines that give out pizza and balloon animals, a soda fountain that can dispense over 100 drinks, and if you're going to steal a Coke machine, don't drag it behind your truck. All that and more in our longest episode yet! Hope you enjoy it more than an acetone flavored soda! Check out www.datassette.net for more of the music.
Live (well, recorded) from New York (okay, a suburb of Houston) it's TheSodaJerks.net 100th Review Spectacular (it's somewhat spectacular, I suppose) with a star-studded line-up (really it's just the two of us as usual) and a surprise dance number (there's no dancing either). Join us for our 99th and 100th reviews. After we introduce our new review system, drink number 99 is Bundaberg Root Beer from Australia and for number 100...who knows? The Shadow knows! We know too, and you will as soon as you listen to it! In soda news this week, Big Red is Big Brother to Jones, Peta gives something for Jones to put on their fridge, Mississippi is next up for a proposed soda tax, no Pepsi in the Super Bowl this year, Mountain Dew and Pepsi Throwback come back, Suntory brings out Chocolate Sparkling Soda in Japan, Pepsi gets a negative award for being in a video game, and how a can of Mountain Dew saved Christmas. Hope you enjoy it more than a 125 year old soda with literal dirt as an aftertaste. Check out www.datassette.net for more of the music.