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?