Out and About: Hosmer Mountain Soda

Hosmer Mountain Soda Shack

15 Spencer St.

Manchester, CT 06040


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.

15 Responses to “Out and About: New York City Wine & Food Festival 2010”

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    5 Star Foodie — October 13, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Sounds like you had so much fun at this fantastic event!

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    Faith — October 14, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Looks like you had an awesome time!!! How cool that you got to meet Tyler Florence — I love his food!

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    Donna — October 14, 2010 at 8:26 am

    LUCKY YOU! TYLER… Id have sat in his lap;)

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    Sue — October 14, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Looks like you had a blast! So much good food, and Tyler too! Looking forward to your French toast with the Panettone bread.

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    Blond Duck — October 14, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I’m desperately wanting to go to Bubby’s…

    I hadn’t thought of a Fall Ball! We must have one, after Halloween week!

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    doggybloggy — October 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    arent you the lucky one and you look as cute as a shiny nickel

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — October 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Loved seeing your photos and your perspective on the NYC Food and Wine Festival! So glad you had a great time.

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    Bob Skidmore — October 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Looks great. Glad you & Rob had a good time. Did you save any samples for me???

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    Heavenly Housewife — October 15, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Great post. I hope I can go to NY next year and see this event for myself. It looks like so much fun!
    *kisses* HH
    p.s. very cute pics of u daaaaaahling

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    Keeley — October 15, 2010 at 11:31 am

    It was so nice meeting you last weekend! I haven’t done my NYC Food and Wine post yet, but it’s coming soon to my blog!

    Yes, Tyler Florence is handsome and his book looks great.

    I didn’t know about the free ice cream outside Abe & Arthur’s… awww, man!

    I skipped breakfast in favor of sleep on Saturday morning, but I ate more than my share at the festival! LOL

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    Joanne — October 15, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I had so much fun at the Grand Tasting but this post is making me wish I had forked over some money to go to some of the other events! I’m so glad to see that my city treated you well and that you had a good time!

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    Reeni — October 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I am green with envy that you talked to Tyler! Such a cutie! And how nice that your brother came up to see you. You look sooooo HAPPY!

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    jenn — October 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I’m jealous you went 🙂 Looks like a blast.

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    Jen_from_NJ — October 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Looks like you had a fabulous time! I would love to meet Tyler Florence – lucky you!

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    grace — October 20, 2010 at 12:23 am

    good food, good people, good times. color me green with envy. 🙂

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