Things go better with [my local soda pop]
May 27, 2014 3:59 PM Subscribe
How do I create recipe for a new brand of soda pop/cola?
posted by Mike Mongo to Food & Drink (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Yes, I want to create my own locally-produced soda pop. Yes, a cola. And I am going to produce it at a local bottler. All my life I have been an avid drinker of canned and bottled sodas. Particularly, Coca Cola and local (Caribbean) tropical sodas—coconut, pineapple, champagne cola.
After several months of contemplation, I have decided to go for it and am producing my own local soda pop. It's a canned soda because I myself prefer canned soda. (Though I am fond of classic, small batch bottled sodas as well. My favorite bottled soda is Blenheim ginger ale.)
My question is how do I formulate a soda pop recipe? Are there companies that do this to my taste and ingredient specifications/preferences? Does anyone in the hive mind have experience with manufacturing soft drinks?