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Pepsi 1893 Review – All Four Flavors

Truth be told, I’m not a Pepsi man. I’m not even really a cola man; I prefer a good Pepper-style soda or ginger ale most of the time. And when it comes to the major colas, I frankly think Coca-Cola is superior.

But when Pepsi put out their “1893” line of experimental sodas, I was intrigued. I meant to try the first two flavors (Original and Ginger) some time ago, but that was around the time I cut back my soda intake significantly and I ended up never having any. But recently, noting the release of two additional flavors (Citrus and Black Currant), I resolved to try all four and write them up.

So here are the four members of the Pepsi 1893 roster. Let’s see if Pepsi bests Coke at branching out into the craft-soda market.

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Rummy Review


For a long time, I wanted little to do with grapefruit. I found it far too tart for my unrefined palate. Having since become quite fond of grapefruit juice, it seemed meet that I should try a grapefruit soda. From the Excel Bottling Company (whose work I’ve tried before), it’s Rummy, the inexplicably named grapefruit soda!

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Fizzy Lizzy Grapefruit Review

Keep those added sugars out of my body.

It’s been kind of a rough day, and rather than slogging through this birch beer I’ve got sitting in the fridge, I’d drink the other craft soda I had on hand–the grapefruit flavor of Fizzy Lizzy, a brand that I’d actually seen at another store not longer and been intrigued by. The bottle says that the brand has been around since 2000, but since Fizzy Lizzy is headquartered in NYC (not New England, but close), it’s quite possible it was only regionally available until recently. Whatever the case, I’m ready to delve into something tartly refreshing.

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