Out and About: Hosmer Mountain Soda

Hosmer Mountain Soda Shack

15 Spencer St.

Manchester, CT 06040

#860-643-6923

In October my boyfriend took me to an awesome place, Hosmer Mountain Soda Shack in Manchester Connecticut.  This little soda shack is tiny but full of delicious bubbly drinks. If soda isn’t your thing (I know I’m trying to cut it out….) you’re in luck because they also make seltzer water.  Which is equally delicious. I know. I tried the tangerine flavor. When I walked through the door I felt like it was a blast to the past. All these little glass bottles stacked up waiting to be taken home and drank. I don’t know why soda in a glass bottle makes me happy but it does 🙂

The one thing I didn’t like about the soda was that I found out that most of their soda is made with high fructose corn syrup. Bummer, but I think if you drinking soda in moderation, which you should be, I don’t think it’s the end of the world. Now if you are totally anti HFCS they do have an antique line of soda that is only made with pure cane sugar. They offer those in birch beer, root beer, cream soda, sarsaparilla and dangerous ginger beer, which happens to be my all time favorite. What makes it dangerous? It’s spicy. Which sounds like a weird word to describe a soda but I’m sold on it’s deliciousness. I have yet to try their peach flavor soda but I’m patiently waiting for them to make another batch for summer. Peach soda has always been a favorite of mine 🙂 Never had it? Go out and try it….you will love it! (If you don’t love it I apologize 🙂 ) Oh and finally the thing I love most about this company. They deliver. That’s right. They will deliver soda to your house. They service most towns in Eastern Connecticut. How awesome is that? It reminds me of something out of Mayberry 🙂

So if you ever find yourself driving down Spencer Street in Manchester Connecticut why don’t you stop by and pick up a few bottles…you will be happy you did! You can also stop at their main location in Willimantic, CT. Enjoy!!! 🙂

For a full list of their soda and seltzer flavors click here.

18 Responses to “Out and About: Hosmer Mountain Soda”

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    Jacqueline Grice — January 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Hi
    you must have had a nice day at this little soda shack.
    I am wondering how you put the three pictures into one to post on your blog. Any help on this would be nice. I have tried to master this and it does not work so far.
    Ps. Nice Blog
    Thanks
    Jacqueline

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    Nicole — January 8, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I love little places like this :). I’m not a soda girl, but I think I would enjoy an old-school birch beer or ginger beer!

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    doggybloggy — January 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    this is way too cool – I am making a note of this place and will visit it soon – thanks.

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    Mimi — January 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I’m a little envious this looks fun and it’s far from home for me. Thanks for sharing I love sight seeing with you.
    Mimi

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    bailey — January 8, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    you always come up with such great things!!! and i love the pictures you take – they are awesome…. has me wanting some good ole’ rootbeer!

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    Reeni — January 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I drink soda like once a year. Maybe twice. But it would be fun to go here and try some of those fancy flavors. I love that they have an antique line with the cane sugar! I hate HFCS.

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    Heavenly Housewife — January 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Wow, this place is just adoreable. I used to live in CT (when i was a kiddie) and never saw this place. What a shame. If you go to CT again u should go to this ice cream place called Dip Top in Orange. REally fun ice cream. It brings back loads of happy memories for me.

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    Cristie — January 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    What a darling place! I love finds like this. Your pictures are wonderful- it made me feel like I was on an excursion with you.

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    chayacomfycook — January 10, 2010 at 12:52 am

    You are too young for those to be a blast from the past.

    Do me a favor. Stop here please.

    http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2010/01/cookies-on-right-are-not-mine.html

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    Faith — January 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    This place is adorable! I’m not a huge soda drinker, but a good cream soda is one of my fav splurges! I’d love to try theirs!

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    Jen — January 10, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    What an adorable soda shack. We will be up that direction on college visits. I will be on the lookout for this soda. I love that they make it without high fructose corn syrup! Great photos!

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    Cakelaw — January 11, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I love soda – if you work out how to cut it out, let me know. The only times I can go without it are when I am away somehwre that it is hard to get. The flavours all sound good – but I am a sucker for ginger beer – yum!

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    Cakelaw — January 11, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I love soda – if you work out how to cut it out, let me know. The only times I can go without it are when I am away somehwre that it is hard to get. The flavours all sound good – but I am a sucker for ginger beer – yum!

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    Blond Duck — January 11, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I don’t think anythings bad in moderation. I don’t like soda b/c I don’t like the carbonation (the bubbles tickle my nose, I know, I’m weird) but they’re cute!

    German apple pie coming soon…

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    Debbie — January 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Looks like such a cute place to visit. Wish I lived closer so my husband and I could check it out!

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    Debbie — January 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Looks like such a cute place to visit. Wish I lived closer so my husband and I could check it out!

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    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — January 12, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Sounds like such a neat place, and so many varieties of soda snacks!

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    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — January 12, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Sounds like such a neat place, and so many varieties of soda snacks!

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