2017 · Life: Rica Meets World

On trying new things

My partner and I have made a habit of doing something on the weekends, even if it’s just going someplace new for pizza. This Sunday we made a trip to Soda Nation, a soda import store in Stockholm and let me tell you, they had some really weird shit. Pumpkin pie soda? Sure. Egg nog flavor? Absolutely. Black Cherry, Cloudberry, Leninade? All those things. It’s a pretty small store and it still took us a good while to pick out a bottle each to try at home, but I finally settled on a Caramel Apple from a soda maker in Chicago (this was very important to the store owner, somehow).


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This may have been one of the weirdest things I’ve ever tasted? Initially you get a strong flavor of actual green apples, followed by a just as clear taste of caramel and vanilla. I doubt I could’ve finished the bottle on my own, it had such a potent flavor to it. Kind of made me feel like there was supposed to be alcohol in it, leaving me a little buzzed once I finished. I’m definitely coming back for something weirder next time. Maybe pumpkin pie?


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