Friday, May 22, 2009
Root Beer ect.
Root Beer is delicious.
I rarely let myself drink regular sugary soda but lately I've been treating myself to an ice cold Root Beer.
I love the taste: cold, bold and brassy.
I remember as a kid I would love getting different bottled root beer at restaurants my family would stop on during our road trips.
For some reason though I would chug the whole thing before the meal even came.
I feel like bottled root beer doesn't hold as much liquid that a can does.
It's either that or the nostalgia of the bottle makes me drink faster.
It would be an exceptional day when I would come across a gas station on a family road trip that had Barqs Red Creme Soda.
The fact that it's red adds a whole other layer of flavor for me.
My day would be made with a red creme soda.
I found myself telling my friends about it.
"Did you guys know that Shell up in Waldorf has Barqs Red Creme Soda?!"
They would never know what I was talking about but I was always so happy to find it.
I think it's because it reminds me of my favorite full calorie soda Big Red.
Big Red is a Texas thing.
It's all over Texas.
I've actually never seen it anywhere else.
That's not true: Literally the day Jeff and I were driving to the airport to do cruise boats we stopped in a gas station on Addison and Halsted that had 1 case of Big Red. Go figure.
But I would say Big Red is a Texas soda.
My Mom introduced it to me as a kid and every time we went to Texas we would bring a big case back with us and I would hand them out to my friends.
Again they were never as impressed as I was.
They just thought it was a soda.
To me it was so much more.
I drink Big Red all the time when I am in Texas.
I don't even think about the calories.
My mindset is "I'm eating and I'm in Texas I must have a Big Red."
All this talk of special soda has gotten me to think about Sunkist Fruit Punch Soda.
Where are you?
I can't even find a decent picture of you Sunkist Fruit Punch Soda.
I think the last time I had one was in 4th grade and it was delicious.
When I was in the Bahamas I found Slice Fruit Punch Soda....and was very disappointed.
It just wasn't as good.
All this talk of soda has made me very thirsty.
I think I might treat myself to a Sprite today.
A real Sprite.
I was totally one of those kids who drank Sprite after playing a hard game of basketball with my friends.
Those commercials are true.
I drank 20oz. of Sprite all the time after basketball practice.
That cold citrus taste after a hard work out was delicious.
I hate water!
O.k. now I really am thirsty.