I could make a list as long as my arm of vices and pleasures I've abandoned over the years. Weed, speed, cigs, loose women...as I've grown up, I've grown out. But there's one thing I think I'll have a hard time giving up. And that is a good soda. I'm no coffee drinker, so I generally have a soda in the morning, one in the afternoon and one at night. But sodas are a funny thing. I'm just old enough to remember when one could regularly purchase soft drinks made with real sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup. I pretty much went full diet soda to avoid HFCS until my doctor mentioned that I was tumor bound with how much diet soda I drank. What was I to do?
Luckily I found Boylan's Natural Cane Soda, which is the soda equivalent of an 18-year single malt, or a pre-embargo Cuban cigar. This is some good stuff. There's a well-rounded flavor here. I detect hints of vanilla, whiskey and lime. The label notes that there's not a lot of bullshit going on here; it's just a fantastic flavor whether you were raised on Pepsi or Coke. It cost me $3.99 for a four pack, which makes this more of a treat than an everyday drink, but I feel it's well worth the price.
If you're looking to pick some up, give Trader Joe's or Safeway a look (I found it at eye level in a Safeway in Howard County). Otherwise, hit up Beverages Direct to get some delivered to your door.