We first heard about HOTLIPS Soda in March at the Oregon Cheese Festival in southern Oregon. It was an instant hit with us. We love fresh fruit, and it seriously tastes like you are drinking fresh pureed fruit soda.
From their website:
_“HOTLIPS Soda is real fruit soda, traditionally brewed. Picked-ripe fruit is cooked in open kettles, bringing out its nuanced flavors. Seeds are filtered out (but not pulp), then water, pure cane sugar and organic lemon juice are added. Then it is carbonated, put into bottles and pasteurized.”
While we were up in Portland this summer, we took advantage of being so close to the source and drank quite a few bottles of HOTLIPS soda. Here I am with the Black Raspberry Soda during a part of our ice cream crawling.
Other flavors that HOTLIPS comes in: Cherry, Cranberry, Blackberry, Pear, Raspberry, Boysenberry, and Marionberry. There are supposedly more that they have on tap in the HOTLIPS pizzerias. Unfortunately, we never got the chance to visit HOTLIPS Pizza where the soda was first bottled in 2005.
There’s always next time!
In the meantime, I found out that we can pick up the soda at a few local stores. YES!
I’d love to hear about your favorite sodas. Tell me about them in the comments!