I have a sweet tooth. So much so that I was beginning to think there was something was wrong with me. Diabetes, perhaps.
One day I left work, went to the drug store and bought an at-home blood glucose kit, pricked my thumb out in the parking lot.
I’m not sure what I was testing myself for, but in any event, the results were normal.
I give that background so you’ll understand my bias toward sugar, and appropriately discount my endorsement of Dublin Bottling Works new pure cane sugar sodas, which you can read here:
I endorse Dublin Bottling Works’ new pure can sugar sodas.
It feels great just to be able to write that. In early 2012, when Dublin Bottling Works lost the contractual right to bottle both its pure cane sugar-based Dublin Dr. Pepper for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, as well pure cane sugar Big Red sodas for Texas-based Big Red Inc., I didn’t think the company would survive.
Business-y folks sometimes talk about a company’s “core competency,” which is basically what it sounds like: a company’s special skill, easy for it to replicate, but difficult for others.
What I misjudged was that Dublin Bottling Works’ core competency wasn’t their exclusive contracts, or the fact that they can bottle, box, and distribute product.
Their core competency, instead, is pure cane sugar, and formulating excellent sodas sweetened by it.
Consider their new product lineup. Easy-drinkin’ Triple XXX Root Beer is the anchor, supported by three creme sodas (an orange, vanilla, and classic), two citrus flavors (Ski Citrus and Rummy), a Classic Cola, and three fruits: Cherry Limeade, Blueberry Breese, and Tart ‘n Sweet Lemonade. I’ve tried all except the Ski Citrus, Vintage Cola, Blueberry Breese, and Rummy.
These sodas are sweet and fizzy and refreshing, so choosing which one to try first will probably boil down to your favorite flavors. My favorites: the Orange Creme, followed by the Triple XXX Root Beer, and the Lemonade, for mixing with vodka.
I also have a vodka tooth.
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