Blueberries are one of my favorite summer time foods. I look forward every year to eating them by the bowl full. But when the season is over, you have to look for your blueberry fix elsewhere (I am not paying $3 for half a pint of berries shipped from half way around the world.) A blueberry soda pop would be a good place to get my fix. Maine Root (out of Portland, ME) makes a handcrafted blueberry soda. They use Fair Trade certified ingredients in their soda. So any ingredients from outside this country are being made or harvested by someone who is getting paid fairly.
This drink has a pure blueberry flavor, it’s like drinking a bowl of summer. It is not artificial tasting at all. It has the hint of tartness you would expect from eating a blueberry. The carbonation is very nice. There aren’t a lot of pure blueberry sodas on the market, but this one definitely is at the top of that short list. This is the first Maine Root product I have tried and it makes me want to taste test the entire line.
I have only seen the blueberry available through Old 52. But I have seen root beer and ginger flavors available at Whole Foods.