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The Drinking Blog — sodas

A&W Root Beer on Food Network

Have you ever watched the show Unwrapped on Food Network?  Every so often they produce great clips on various beverages.  This show happened to feature a segment on A&W Root Beer.  In this video (fast-forward to 50 secs) you can hear about the history of A&W Root Beer, see some great footage of this foamy, frothy root beer being poured and crave a root beer float when finished watching.

Ready to order A&W Root Beer?  A&W Root Beer - 12oz (6 Pack)

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Moxie Elixir Soda - The Original Energy Drink?

Dr. Augustin Thompson was the original founder of what is now Moxie Elixir Soda.  In 1885, the company Moxie Nerve Food was patented and created to sell products containing the then secret ingredient - which is now known as gentian root.  While the past is no different than today many fantastic claims surrounded this "secret" ingredient to provide all sorts of vitality.  In many ways this product was promoted like modern day energy drinks and maybe the original energy drink.

Moxie was the first bottled carbonated...

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