|Courtesy Whistler Soda|
|Root Beer made the old-fashioned way from Whistler Soda|
It's always sort of a novelty when you go to places like Brasa
, La Loma
, or Gorkha Palace
and they have Mexican Coke in a bottle. It's impossible not to order one of these sodas for at least two good reasons: First, pure cane sugar soda tastes way better. Second, there's just something fun and classic about drinking from a glass bottle.
There's a budding local company that totally understands this nostalgic experience and wants to bring it, and all its eco-friendly qualities, to the Twin Cities. Whistler Soda
makes small-batch soda in classic flavors like root beer, grape, and black cherry -- a return to the real, honest-to-goodness flavors of yore.
But what really sets Whistler apart is their plan to bring back the returnable bottle. The Hot Dish chatted with Whistler's owner Jesse Hopkins about how the program works, the Kickstarter campaign
they've launched, and when they're aiming to be on the market.