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What is a Cream Soda?
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What is a Cream Soda?

Cream soda is a beloved classic beverage that has been enjoyed for generations. It is a deliciously sweet and creamy drink with fizzy carbonation (often made with vanilla), making it perfect for summer. But where did this iconic drink come from, and how has it changed over time?

The history of cream soda dates back to the late 18th century, when carbonated beverages first gained popularity in the United States. At that time, various flavored sodas were being developed, including fruit-flavored sodas and sarsaparilla, but cream soda quickly emerged as a unique and popular choice.

But my main question is... who invented a cream soda? The first publicly known recipe for a cream soda was published in 1850's in a agricultural journal called the Michigan Farmer. You can tell by looking at the recipe below, but I think it is absolutely terrifying. It claims to include cream of tartar, Epsom salt, sugar, tartaric acid, and a beaten egg. I can't believe this is even edible but it's honestly impressing to see how good we're doing now.

From: https://sprecherbrewery.com/blogs/blog/what-is-cream-soda

Whether you prefer classic vanilla cream soda or our Shonen Crème flavors, there is no denying the lasting popularity of this beloved drink. To whoever read this far, I hope you can tell this as a "fun fact" to your friends.

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