Category Archives: Drinks

Cheerwine Memories: From Childhood to Married Life

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It’s funny how food and drink can be so strongly tied to memories. This morning, I was randomly thinking of our trip last summer to San Francisco.   I don’t know exactly what it was that reminded me of the trip.  Maybe it was the fact that we just received our Tartine Bakery and Humphry Slocombe cookbooks (two of our favorite places in San Fran). Maybe it was the strawberry mousse cake Diana made last week, which was one of the first things we ate in San Francisco from Miette in the Ferry Building. Maybe it’s the fact that we tried Hopdoddy Burger Bar last night and every burger I eat for the rest of my life will be compared to the one I had at Wayfare Tavern. It’s hard to find something that doesn’t remind me of San Francisco, actually. Read More

Jarritos Mexican Soda Review

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A few weeks ago, we were contacted about doing a review of Jarritos soda. For a minute I was hesitant. For those of you who know me, I don’t drink soda very often, mainly because most soft drink companies use high fructose corn syrup. After doing a little research about Jarritos, I was relieved to find out that it’s made with 100% real sugar and that’s something that’s very important to me.

You may not have heard of Jarritos before, but it’s been popular in Mexico for more than 60 years. After trying it for the first time, I can see why it’s become such a popular beverage. Overall, we really enjoyed Jarritos, especially the wide-range of flavors they offer (listed below).  Not only is it great served over ice, but Jarritos makes a great mixer and the assortment of fruit flavors is great for recipes. In fact, over the next couple weeks, we’ll be featuring a couple new recipes using Jarritos.

Available Flavors:
  • Mandarin
  • Fruit Punch
  • Lime
  • Jamaica (Hibiscus)
  • Mango
  • Strawberry
  • Mexican Cola
  • Pineapple
  • Tamarind
  • Guava
  • Toronja (Grapefruit)

On their Facebook page, Jarritos is having all kinds of exciting promotions. They’re having a daily scavenger hunt where you can follow clues to win free sodas, t-shirts, gift cards and other great prizes. There’s also currently a daily summer promotion where you can win cash instantly just for signing up and redeeming your cap codes – including a cash prize of up to $100,000 now through the end of September! Head on over to Facebook and check it out.

Have you tried Jarritos before? What’s your favorite flavor?