Soda dates back to the 1800s when innovation combined mineral water with carbonation, then wisely threw in tasty flavors after. Today the soda industry is booming with unique, upstart and independent producers that put a cool spin on the classic with creative flavorings like blood orange and pineapple versus the usual cola, though you will find plenty of new takes on the classics -- black cherry, cream soda, root beer and more. It's a throw back to the old school taste none of us today likely remember, where sodas were hand mixed on the spot versus snapping up a bottle at the local convenience store. You'll even find fat free and diet versions so you can have your carbonated treat and drink it too.
Left to right: Caruso Legacy, Waialua, Dry, Sip, Virgil's