Instead of buying all different Christmas presents for the family, I thought this year we could be more practical and give everybody the same thing. I'd seen beer samples in a few blogs, but since there are a lot of kids in David's family, I thought it'd be a better idea to prepare some neat soda samplers. It's something suitable for all ages, original and fun.
I thought I was going to have to order the sodas online, but fortunately I stumbled upon this wonderful store in LA (close to Pasadena), so off we went! My original idea was to come up with 6 packs, keep the cardboard containers that hold the bottles and spray paint them. However, we ended up deciding to place the bottles in baskets along with other goodies such as candy and chocolate.
There's such a huge variety of sodas that it was hard to make up our minds, but ended up grabbing the ones that seemed the most appealing. I just love their old looking labels! :)
We got a small stash for ourselves which included the following root beer. I had it a while ago and liked it; it was my very first experience with root beer! David is not a fan but I asked him to try it to see if it tasted like the real thing. He said it was milder and actually good.
We also tried this cola and it was awesome. Unlike most sodas in this country, which are made with corn syrup, this one's made with cane sugar. I guess that's why I don't find American Coca Cola as good as Argentina's.
These are the bottles we got for ourselves; can't wait to try them all but will have to split them ... It's too much sugar, ha.
I'm so dumb, I forgot our camera at home, boo :/, but I used my phone to take some pictures while in the store. So, here you have some very, very crappy phone pics.
They have a huge variety of sodas (even organic ones), beer and wine, but soda is definitely their main thing.
These are some of the bottles that caught my eye.
The owner of the store is a friendly guy who is more than willing to guide customers and give his insight on every single product. You can learn more about him, his store and products in the following video; it's interesting if you ask me ;).
And if you'd like to try some of these unconventional sodas but live nowhere near LA, you can place an order in the comfort of your own home by clicking this link.
David's family don't ever check my blog, so I hope I haven't ruined the surprise!
Have an awesome, fun and profitable week, everyone! ;D We're only 2 weeks away from Christmas, can you believe it?!