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Sodas Made With Cane Sugar

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They are serving Boylans sugar cane cola.

Interesting. If I make the trek up to Silver Spring again I may have to try it out. I'm not quite old enough to remember the taste of cola made with cane sugar as opposed to high fructose corn syrup.

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I'm not quite old enough to remember the taste of cola made with cane sugar as opposed to high fructose corn syrup.

Find "kosher for passover Coke", which is made with cane sugar rather than corn syrup. It should pop up on shelves around mid-March each year. I've found it in most Giants. It's only available in 2-liter bottles, and can be identified by the "OUP" (Orthodox Union Passover), or KP, or some kind of symbol (with a "P" following it) on the cap.

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Any other flavors? Boylans has some great ones.
Mmmm, totally agree with you on that. Their diet black cherry soda can best be compared to Diet Dr. Pepper from back in the day (cue music here and a soft fade in) when they still used saccharine. I don't drink diet sodas because I hate nutrasweet and I generally just think they taste like crappy chemicals. But Diet Black Cherry Soda is a thing of wonder. (And, to confuse the issue with a TJ's thread, it is the ONLY thing that makes me go to TJ's--that's the only place I can find this elixir of the gods.)

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But Diet Black Cherry Soda is a thing of wonder. (And, to confuse the issue with a TJ's thread, it is the ONLY thing that makes me go to TJ's--that's the only place I can find this elixir of the gods.)
I buy the Diet Black Cherry by the case from TJ when they have it. It sells out fast.

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Find "kosher for passover Coke", which is made with cane sugar rather than corn syrup. It should pop up on shelves around mid-March each year. I've found it in most Giants. It's only available in 2-liter bottles, and can be identified by the "OUP" (Orthodox Union Passover), or KP, or some kind of symbol (with a "P" following it) on the cap.

Interesting. I wouldn't have thought that HFCS vs. cane sugar would make a difference in the Pareve status of the food (not that I really know very much at all about Kosher law) so I hadn't considered that being a possibility.

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Interesting. I wouldn't have thought that HFCS vs. cane sugar would make a difference in the Pareve status of the food (not that I really know very much at all about Kosher law) so I hadn't considered that being a possibility.

It's not about being Pareve (neither milk nor meat). It's about being Kosher for Passover. According to some (Jews of Eastern European descent, to be specific), corn (and corn byproducts) are kitniyot and therefore not KP.

See http://www.donrockwell.com/index.php?showt...664&hl=passover. (Can't seem to make the hyperlink work, sorry...)

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I picked up a Boylan's cola today at Balducci's. It's a little syrupy right out of the bottle but over ice...wow. That's what coke should taste like.

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From the Hitchiker's Guide to the Ga... I mean, from Wikipedia:

Dublin Dr Pepper

The oldest Dr Pepper bottling plant is in Dublin, Texas, a small town 80 miles southwest of Fort Worth. In the 1970s, plant owner Bill Kloster (1918 – 1999) refused to convert the plant from cane sugar to less expensive corn syrup. Today the plant is still in operation, making Dr Pepper with real cane sugar. Dr Pepper of this nature is called Dublin Dr Pepper. Contractual requirements long limited the plant's distribution range to a 40-mile radius of Dublin, an area encompassing Stephenville, Tolar, Comanche, and Hico; however, sales to individual customers in non-commercial quantities were (and still are) allowed, and the plant sells its product over the Internet. The popular Texas restaurant Chicken Express boasts serving Dublin Dr Pepper.

Since 2003, Dublin Dr Pepper has expanded their distribution to most of Texas and the product available for direct sales via the Internet. Originally, the drink came in 8 fl. oz. glass bottles. It is also available in 12 fl. oz. cans produced by the Temple Bottling Company in the nearby city of Temple. These cans can be distinguished from normal Dr Pepper by the "Imperial Cane Sugar" labels on the front (also included on the bottles) and a tribute to Bill Kloster on the back.

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There's also Cricket Cola, which uses cane sugar, if I remember correctly. Has a larger distribution in eateries than I have observed in Boylans. Can pick it up at Potbelly (But I was only there to get directions on how to get away from there). Has that whole green tea thing going, though, so be ready. I like it.

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I think I've even seen Cricket at (gasp) Noodles Etc.

Various Boylan's sodas have also been available from time-to-time at Costco by the case. I adore their cane sugar cola, but wussed out and picked up a case of their delicious cream soda last time.

No need to head all the way over to Riverdale (or the Bethesda Co-op) for Mexican Coke; the area's pan-Asian supermarkets have evolved into little pan-cultural smorgasbords and it can be found at GrandMart.

The six-pack of Dublin Dr. Pepper I procured in Houston was really, really good...fizzier, with a "cleaner" sweetness that dissipated into the fruit flavors. However, the Dr. P I had in Canada (where they also use real sugar) was just as good, and a lot more reasonably priced. If only I had stopped for a few cases before driving back home! There's always next time.

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From the Hitchiker's Guide to the Ga... I mean, from Wikipedia:

Dublin Dr Pepper

Since 2003, Dublin Dr Pepper has expanded their distribution to most of Texas and the product available for direct sales via the Internet. Originally, the drink came in 8 fl. oz. glass bottles. It is also available in 12 fl. oz. cans produced by the Temple Bottling Company in the nearby city of Temple. These cans can be distinguished from normal Dr Pepper by the "Imperial Cane Sugar" labels on the front (also included on the bottles) and a tribute to Bill Kloster on the back.

You can buy Dublin Dr. Pepper online from Old Doc's Soda Shop. I absolutely love this stuff!

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Jolt Cola was made with real sugar (though not anymore) when I used to drink it, but it's tough to compare it to normal cola as all the caffeine made it bitter (though that was fixed by adding some Captain Crunch... um, don't try this at home...).

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At the conference I was at in Chicago, they had Grown-up Soda as part of the beverage options for lunch. I had the Dry Cola, and it was quite tasty, although the Dry Ginger Ale looked awesome as well. I liked the fact that they use natural cane sugar and *less* of it at 24g per serving compared to some others. The only downside was that it's not as fizzy, even compared to Boylan's. The website stated that MoM's carried it, as well as Balducci's.

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Anyone else tried the Pepsi and Mountain Dew "Throwback"?

They're part cane sugar and part beet sugar, but no HFCS.

I thought the Pepsi was quite good, but the MD had a bitter aftertaste, which reminded me too much of diet sodas.

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At the conference I was at in Chicago, they had Grown-up Soda as part of the beverage options for lunch. I had the Dry Cola, and it was quite tasty, although the Dry Ginger Ale looked awesome as well. I liked the fact that they use natural cane sugar and *less* of it at 24g per serving compared to some others. The only downside was that it's not as fizzy, even compared to Boylan's. The website stated that MoM's carried it, as well as Balducci's.
wegmans has it as well.

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I like Boylan's Root Beer. It's not quite as sweet as IBC and has sort of a dark caramel aftertaste that I really like :D

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I like Boylan's Root Beer. It's not quite as sweet as IBC and has sort of a dark caramel aftertaste that I really like :D
The best root beer in the world (fact not opinion) is Sprechers which used to be sold at Adega when I lived in Silver Spring.

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The best root beer in the world (fact not opinion) is Sprechers which used to be sold at Adega when I lived in Silver Spring.
If you're willing to drive to Del Ray, The Dairy Godmother carries them and Sprecher's other varieties.

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The best root beer in the world (fact not opinion) is Sprechers which used to be sold at Adega when I lived in Silver Spring.
saranac is better, but both are sweetened with corn syrup.

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I am looking for a source for Mexican Coke in NOVA. Help will be appreciated.

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wegmans has it, I think it's $1.99 a bottle. el grande you'd think would but doesn't.

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