A report on all things sodarific: what's new in the fridge, tastings and interesting tidbits from the world of bottled effervescence.
New Pops Arriving Regularly
First Up - This One's Smokin'!
Sounds like a bit much, but so did the chocolate/bacon alliance at first. Seems like as society progresses towards a healthier lifestyle, it simultaneously migrates towards all things fat and salt. Has anyone noticed the preponderance of upscale menu offerings involving pork belly, bone marrow, fatty burgers, duck-fat fries and fatty cheeks? And how about salted
caramels (see above)?
In an effort to celebrate all things smokehouse, Village Candy has been doing its part to restore the illustrious fatback to its rightful throne. Bacon chocolate bars have become a standard component of our inventory, so we're trumping that with Lester's Fixins Bacon Soda!
"Y'all get yer fixins!" Made with pure cane sugar in the USA (where else could such a product get a life?) Lester's Fixins Bacon Soda is an absolute must-try, if for no other reason than to satisfy your curiosity. Upon prying the cap, you'll be greeted with an honest-to-goodness bacon smell, as if you just finished frying up a batch. The taste is what the name promises: liquid bacon. Do we really need to go on? It's bacon soda: grab a bottle today, but don't wait. When it's gone...
Also in the beverage vault is the entire six variety-line of Avery's Totally Gross Sodas (though the real flavors sure sound inspired). With great hand-drawn graphics, they include:
Swamp Juice - This greenish-brown tonic is the most complicated formulation with over a half-dozen flavor ingredients. It actually has a surprisingly delicious fruity taste!
Toxic Slime - This electric blue soda with white floaty bits looks like a science experiment gone wrong. Blue raspberry, orange and lemon are the dominant flavors in this tasty soda.
Dog Drool - Pinkish white with lots of character, it looks like Rover's saliva glands are working overtime. This orange-lemon soda will have you drooling too!
Bug Barf - Something this guy's been eating didn't agree with him, but this greenish-yellow kiwi/pineapple mix is absolutely delicious. It's sure to agree with you!
Kitty Piddle - Oops, kitty had an accident. But the taste of this pale yellow, orange/pineapple mix is no accident. Bad kitty! Good soda!
Monster Mucus - This deep purple potion has lots of body and is bursting with flavor. A monster combo of strawberry and blue raspberry. It's berry tasty!