Monday, March 2, 2009

Product Review: DRY Soda Co: Lavender

Anyone who knows me knows that I love lavender. From the plant, to the scent, to the color I can't get enough of it. I even drink lavender tea. On a recent trip to the Fresh Market, I was almost doing cartwheels at the site of the DRY Soda Co: Lavender. While I applaud their bravery of featuring lavender as a flavor, I was slightly disappointed with the results. It wasn't horrible, but for my taste buds, the lavender could have been a bit stronger. On the last bottle I had added a good squeeze of lemon. It needed just that bit of tartness to balance it out. With lemon, it was really refreshing and I would definitely buy it again. I do wish they would up the essence of lavender though. If you're going to go for something that unique, go for it!
The packaging is Brilliant. I loved the Flavor Profile, Characteristics, and Pairing Ideas that were on the side of the box. The logo was appealing and even the bubbles delighted that part of my brain that sings, "it's pretty - must have".
They really did put a lot of detail into the packaging. Even right down to the bottle top.

Fresh Market had two other flavors: Lemongrass and Rhubarb. If you have a look at DRY Soda's website, they also have other interesting flavors.

Creating a more sophisticated soda for grown ups is a fantastic idea. Kudos to them, and I can't wait to try the others!


Amy J said...

Note to self: must try this recipe that was on their website...
Elderflower Collins Luke Sundquist | Craft - Los Angeles, CA
2 oz. Gin
1 1/2 oz. St. Germain
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 oz. Lemongrass DRY Soda
Serve: Collins Glass
Garnish: Lemongrass Stick or Lime Wedge

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add gin, St. Germain and lime juice. Shake well.
Strain mixture into glass over ice, top with DRY Soda and garnish.

kate said...

Hey Amy,
Great post, i too love lavender and now i am working a post for you. it will be up by end of day,
hope all is well, what happened to Jemima did i miss something?

gina said...

Hi Amy, I love the bottle cap and all. Packaging is everything!
Maybe I will go there and get some bottles.

Michelle said...

Wow, I would love to taste this. I wonder where I can get it in my area.

Amy said...

Hi Michelle,

Fresh Market is the only place I've seen it at. I think they have a thing on their website that tells you who carry their products. Unless that was order online, I can't remember. I think I'm going to try making Lavender Soda using some Lavender Sugar. We'll see what happens!

The American Homemaker said...

Interesting :)