So it has come to this. Just as The United States of Food recently chose one food item that best represents each state, Katharine Shilcutt of Eating Our Words has compiled a handy map of each state’s soda of choice.
The United States of Soda was inspired by Nebraska, who set a sugary precedent by officially declaring a state soft drink — Kool-Aid. Maine recently followed Nebraska’s disturbing lead by choosing Moxie as its go-to soda.
Although each beverage will certainly be up for debate, as even within one state there are regional favorites. As someone from New Jersey, I can tell you that Boylan may only be representative of central Jersey deli-mongers.
What is even more interesting in regards to the national debate over soda was a previous map, showing America’s preference for how they actually refer to their soft-drinks. So did this map get your state’s soda correct… or is it ‘pop’ in your parts?
No. Georgia is Coke. In some counties you are legally allowed to stab someone if they ask for a pepsi.
Chris Durso says
Do they even have Dr. Pepper in those parts, or do you also have to suffer Mr. Pibb?
It’s pop here in Colorado. That angers me.