Let me assure you, this weird soda aficionado was greatly pleased.
They had quite the selection of Avery’s. I was attracted to the simple packaging of the classic flavors, but they also produce a line of hilarious crowd-pleasers like Kitty Piddle, Zombie Brain Juice, Dog Drool, etc.
We chose these:
I tried Avery’s Birch Beer. Birch beer tastes like a combination between cream soda and root beer. It’s very sweet, but with a little bit of that medicinal earthy undertone. I give it a firm pinkie up, “pinkie up” since this is a fancy soda review and all and I should probably use some damn proper etiquette or at least pretend I wasn’t raised in a barn. I think a little less sweetness would bring that up to two pinkies for me. The sugar is a bit overpowering to the delicious birch flavor.
Next, I convinced James to get the Buffalo Wing Soda, by Lester’s Fixins. And we scored bigtime.
Imagine an Orange Crush, but with a subtle tang on the top note. If you’ve ever had ketchup chips, that sort of spicy-sweet combination came to mind. I could also get a subtle burst of the tomato flavor as the taste left my mouth. It was spicy, but in this case I thought the sugar level was quite complimentary. The sweetness cooled it off from being unpleasant. Two firm pinkies up, if just for making Buffalo Wing flavor in a soda not vomit-inducing.
Tune in next time as I further develop my love of strange pop. Until then, stay bubbly. And brush your teeth.