RE: Best Soda Pop in the USA!
Hello, all... after many years of reading, this seemed like a fine first topic on which to post.
While I always make a point to enjoy a Vernor's or six when I travel through the Midwest, my favorite regional ginger ale is actually Blenheim, from South Carolina. When last I had it, it was still available only in glass bottles, and in varying degrees of hotness. The bite of Blenheim, and its strong true-to-ginger flavor, makes it a favorite.
But my real addiction is to a New England regional soda, Polar Orange Dry, which is available in both regular and diet versions. The soda, made with 10 percent orange juice, is reminiscent of Orangina, but I prefer the flavor of the Polar version. Whenever I drive through New England, I fill my car with many, many cases. Polar makes a wide range of other unusual sodas-- I picked up a bottle of Pomegranate Dry on my last trip through-- as well as two types of ginger ale, the pale dry version that most brands offer, as well as the sweeter, darker "golden" variety.