This week in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I will be exploring different ways to enjoy the holiday, eating like no one else. Not all of our St. Patrick's Day traditions in the United States are based on what the Irish eat or drink. This time of year anything that is green is send to the fore front at grocery stores and restaurants - good luck driving anywhere without seeing a sign for a McDonald's Shamrock Shake). Green River is an example of one of those products. I have heard of it before but haven't seen until I saw it on display at a local Meijer store. This soda is more widely distributed around St. Patrick's Day, naturally because of it's green color. Green River is lime flavored. It does contain actual lime oils. It is produced under the authority of the Green River Corporation of Chicago, Illinois and distributed by Clover Club Bottling Company also of Chicago. For more history about this soda, visit the Old 52 General Store blog.
This is a very good lime soda pop. I like it better than any lime drink that also contains it's lemon counterpart. I have never met a lime soda yet that I didn't like better than a lemon-lime. It has a strong enough lime taste and the carbonation is right. I like it better than the Crush Lime that was around store shelves last fall. I don't think it's as good as Stewart's Key Lime.
Where to Buy
A lot of chain stores carry it around St. Patrick's Day. I found mine at a Meijer store.