I am definitely a soda pop lover. I know the dentist says it’s like giving your teeth a sugar bath but I adore it. I like real cane sugar pop, like those from Jones Soda. I am really sick of the Pepsi and Coke high fructose offerings and am grossed out by the taste of sweetener.
So where does one find good pop? Here’s where:
John Nese is the proprietor of Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in LA. His father ran it as a grocery store, and when the time came for John to take charge, he decided to convert it into the ultimate soda-lover’s destination. About 500 pops line the shelves, sourced lovingly by John from around the world. John has made it his mission to keep small soda-makers afloat and help them find their consumers. Galco’s also acts as a distributor for restaurants and bars along the West Coast, spreading the gospel of soda made with cane sugar (no high-fructose corn syrup if John can avoid it).
What a cool place, interesting man and a great story. The next time I am in LA I will be checking out Galco’s Soda Pop Stop.
If anyone knows where to get a decent bottle of pop in Vancouver I would love to know. Please leave a comment.