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Archive for July, 2013

National Ice Cream Month – Local Float #6: Apple DRY Soda + Island Coconut Snoqualmie Ice Cream

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

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With National Ice Cream Month coming to a close, we’re savoring this final float recipe with our friends at Snoqualmie Ice Cream until we party again on August 24th at Ice Cream-o-rama.

Today’s float recipe combines Apple DRY Soda and Island Coconut Snoqualmie Ice Cream, bringing together a flavor of the Northwest with a taste of the tropics in a beautiful blend of crisp, mellow sweetness.

Want to make one of your own?

DRY Soda’s new cans and flavors and Snoqualmie Ice Cream are both carried at select Metropolitan Market locations. Pick up some pints and cans today and soon you’ll be floating your summer away.

Additionally, DRY Soda will be floating around at this year’s Ice Cream-o-Rama at Snoqualmie Ice Cream Cafe and Farm on Saturday, August 24. Check Snoqualmie Ice Cream’s event invite for more details!

DRY’s Five Best Finds: July 2013

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

We come across a lot of amazing stuff on the internet every day and always make sure to pass it along on Twitter and Facebook. However, some of that amazing stuff really rises above the rest. With that, here are the top five things we found and shared this month in food, design, sustainability, creativity and more.

Vine User Recreates ‘Super Mario Bros.’ With Food

Vine has brought a new form of expression – a new art form, even – to the internet, and it’s fascinating to see how creative people can get with the time constraint of six mere seconds of video. This vine combo of food and video games from Hunter Harrison is just one of the many genius ways in which users are making Vine one of our favorite new places to be on the internet. PS the gumdrop Goomba is adorable.

Teenager Develops Program to Feed Thousands of Hungry People in California

We won’t speak for you, but our adolescent, early teenage year concerns consisted of hanging out at the mall (for some reason) and not getting stuck sitting on the end at the movies with friends. However, Silicon Valley youth Kiran Sridhar has leveraged his early teen energy to think outside of himself, see others’ needs and create the program Waste No Food, which connects those in need with local restaurants. With plans to expand into San Francisco, Sridhar certainly makes us optimistic about the next generation of thinkers.

Grow Your Own Garden on a Grid with Nourishmat

Not everyone has the green thumb required to get a seed to grow and flourish, but Nourishmat helps make the process considerably easier. The 4′ x 6′ Nourishmat (not to be confused with the ‘Jump to Conclusions’ mat) is laid out in a grid consisting of 19 different, compatible plant varieties, ready to plant via clay/compost ‘seedballs’. If you’ve been meaning to get gardening again, this may just be your green ticket.

Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ Makes Cake Taste Better: How Rituals Affect Food Flavor

While personal research shows that exactly zero people know what to do with themselves while their friends and family sing ‘Happy Birthday’, professional research from the University of Minnesota has found that small ‘rituals’ such as a special song or specific preparation method makes us enjoy the taste of food more.

The Perfect Peanut Butter Jar Works Like A Push-Pop

Years ago ago, people projected that we might have flying cars, robot butlers and magical dehydrated pizzas by now. While some of these innovations have yet to be seen, the future is here, and its name is Jar with a Twist. Operating just like a push-pop or deodorant stick, this food innovation saves on otherwise wasted peanut butter, makes for better recycling, and prevents the dreaded “peanut butter knuckles” to boot.

Sips and Specials: July 2013

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Want to know where you can taste DRY Soda’s flavors? What to know if your local retailer is offering special pricing on DRY? We’re updating this list throughout the month of July, so check back to see what’s happening at your local DRY retailer.

DRY Soda Tastings

Fri 7/26

Blue Springs, MO | Cosentino’s Price Choppper 3-7pm (1100 South 7 Hwy)

Denver, CO | Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station 6-10pm (2027 West Lower Colfax Ave)

Portland, OR | Fred Meyer – Raleigh Hills 2-5pm (7700 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy)

Sat 7/27

Seattle, WA | West Seattle Thriftway 3-7pm (4201 SW Morgan St)

Portland, OR | Hollywood Beverage 3-6pm (3028 NE Sandy Blvd)

Liberty, MO | Hy-Vee 10am-2pm (109 Blue Jay Dr)

Blue Springs, MO | Cosentino’s Price Chopper 1-5pm (1305 N Hwy 7)

Gardner, KS | Cosentino’s Price Chopper 1-5pm (830 E Main)

Belton, MO | Cosentino’s Price Chopper 12-4pm (109 N Cedar)

Shawnee, KS | Cosentino’s Price Chopper 3-7pm (22210 W 66th St)

Sun 7/28

Seattle, WAWest Seattle Thriftway 11am-3pm (4201 SW Morgan St)

Tacoma, WA | Moveable Feast at Cheney Stadium 11am-5pm (2502 S Tyler St)

Sherwood, OR | Gramma’s Farm Store 11am-2pm (17995 SW Scholls-Sherwood Rd)

Leawood, KS | Cosentino’s Price Chopper 3-7pm (3700 W 95)

Kansas City, MO | Cosentino’s Price Chopper 12-4pm (9717 N Ash Ave)

Tues 7/30

Portland, OR | OHSU Farmers Market 11am-3pm (3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd)

Sip Pair Mix DRY Soda for Less

Cans of DRY Soda 10 / $10

Metropolitan Market

National Ice Cream Month – Local Float #4/5: The Vanilla Bean/Lavender Flavor Flip Flop Float

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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We’re celebrating National Ice Cream month all month long with our friends Snoqualmie Ice Cream with a new ice cream float recipe each week of July.

Today’s float is actually two! Combine Vanilla Bean DRY Soda with French Lavender Snoqualmie Ice Cream OR Lavender DRY Soda with Danish Vanilla Bean Snoqualmie Ice Cream, and either combination will blend together into a tasty, smooth bit of sweetness that will have your taste buds living in the lap of lavender luxury.

Want to make one of your own?

DRY Soda and Snoqualmie Ice Cream are both carried at all PCC Natural Markets locations, as well as Metropolitan Market,  Central Market and QFC! Pick up a pint and some sips today and soon you’ll be floating your summer away.

Additionally, DRY Soda will be floating around at this year’s Ice Cream-o-Rama at Snoqualmie Ice Cream Cafe and Farm on Saturday, August 24. Check Snoqualmie Ice Cream’s event invite for more details!

National Tequila Day 2013: 3 DRY Cocktails

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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“Stage Kiss” photo credit: Snake Oil Cocktail Company

To celebrate National Tequila Day, we’re going beyond the typical margarita with three tasty DRY Soda cocktails that will have you wishing this drink holiday came around more often. Thanks to the wonderful mixologists who shared their craft with us to bring you these cocktails. Enjoy!

Stage Kiss

Snake Oil Cocktail Company | San Diego, CA

1 1/2 oz. Don Julio tequila
1 oz. blood orange juice
1 tbsp. date-agave jam with cayenne
Blood Orange DRY Soda
Serve: old fashioned glass
Garnish: blood orange wedge

- Add tequila, blood orange juice and jam to a mixing glass
- Shake with ice and pour into an old fashioned glass
- Top with Blood Orange DRY Soda, stir, and garnish with blood orange wedge

Colorado Dreamin’

Chris Clewell | Tag Raw Bar | Denver, CO

1 1/2 oz. tequila
3/4 oz. pineapple juice
3/4 oz. agave nectar
1 slice of avocado
Rhubarb DRY Soda
Lime wedge
Serve: martini glass

- Fill cocktail glass half-full with ice
- Mix first four ingredients together in cocktail shaker and shake well
- Strain into cocktail glass and top with Rhubarb DRY Soda
- Add lime wedge and stir

DRY Tequila Fizz

Veronica Lizarraga | DRY Soda Mixology Brand Ambassador | Las Vegas, NV

2 oz. tequila
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
2 dashes of egg whites
Splash of grenadine
Ginger DRY Soda
Serve: Collins glass

- Add first four ingredients to ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake 5-7 seconds.
- Strain into collins glass half-filled with ice
- Top with Ginger DRY Soda and stir once

 

If you’re looking for more cocktail inspiration, you’ll love our app! Check out the Mix function and updates to the DRY Soda app for Android and iPhone.

Updates to DRY Soda’s Smart Phone Apps

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

We’ve made some updates to the DRY Soda app for Android and iPhone to incorporate the launch of Ginger and Apple DRY Soda!

Included in these updates are:

- Full flavor profiles for Ginger and Apple DRY Soda

- Food pairing suggestions for Ginger and Apple DRY Soda (we personally suggest the Blackberry Ice Cream with Ginger DRY Soda pairing ;] )

- Cocktail recipes for Ginger and Apple DRY Soda

- Updated food pairings and cocktail recipes for DRY’s other seven flavors

- Updated Store Locator with new retailer locations

Update/Installation Instructions

Android (Special Instructions)

• If you already have the DRY Soda app for Android •

The process for getting the latest DRY Soda app for Android phones involves only one more step than a usual app update.

- Uninstall the current version of the DRY Soda app from your phone (Reference: How to Uninstall Android Apps)

- Find the brand new installation of the DRY Soda app here or by searching “DRY Soda” in the Google Play Store, then follow the instructions to complete the installation

• If you do not have the DRY Soda app for Android •

- Find the latest version of the DRY Soda app for Android here or by searching “DRY Soda” in the Google Play Store, then follow the instructions to complete the installation

iPhone

• If you already have the DRY Soda app for iPhone •

- From your home screen, tap the “App Store” button, select the “Updates” tab, then select “Install” to update the app to the latest version

If you do not have the DRY Soda app for iPhone:

Find the latest version of the DRY Soda app for iPhone here or by searching “DRY Soda” in the App Store, then follow the instructions to complete the installation

 

National Ice Cream Month – Local Float #3: Ginger DRY Soda + Ginger Snoqualmie Ice Cream

Friday, July 19th, 2013

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You already knew that we’re celebrating National Ice Cream month all month long with our friends Snoqualmie Ice Cream with a new ice cream float recipe each week of July, but July 21st means something special:

NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY!

This extra special float recipe to commemorate this glorious day of desserts doubles down on amazing flavor as it combines Ginger DRY Soda and Ginger Snoqualmie Ice Cream into a summer dessert that’s double-spiced, creamy-and-nice, and sure to make ginger fans happy.

Want to make one of your own?

DRY Soda’s new cans and flavors and Snoqualmie Ice Cream are both carried at select Metropolitan Market locations. Pick up some pints and cans today and soon you’ll be floating your summer away.

Additionally, DRY Soda will be floating around at this year’s Ice Cream-o-Rama at Snoqualmie Ice Cream Cafe and Farm on Saturday, August 24. Check Snoqualmie Ice Cream’s event invite for more details!

National Ice Cream Month – Local Float #2: Cucumber DRY Soda + Raspberry Pomegranate Sorbet from Snoqualmie Ice Cream

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

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We’re celebrating National Ice Cream month all month long with our friends Snoqualmie Ice Cream with a new ice cream float recipe each week of July.

Today’s float recipe combines Cucumber DRY Soda and Raspberry Pomegranate Sorbet from Snoqualmie Ice Cream into an amazingly fresh sipper that’s simply perfect for summer.

Want to make one of your own?

DRY Soda and Snoqualmie Ice Cream are both carried at all PCC Natural Markets locations, as well as Metropolitan Market,  Central Market and QFC! Pick up a pint and some sips today and soon you’ll be floating your summer away.

Additionally, DRY Soda will be floating around at this year’s Ice Cream-o-Rama at Snoqualmie Ice Cream Cafe and Farm on Saturday, August 24. Check Snoqualmie Ice Cream’s event invite for more details!

Want DRY Soda’s New Cans and Flavors Carried at a Store, Cafe or Restaurant Near You?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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SPREAD THE WORD AND YOU COULD WIN

Want DRY Soda’s new cans and flavors carried at a store near you? Through Sunday, July 14, get the word out with these posts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and you could win a VIP package from DRY Soda.

EDIT: congrats to Instagram fan @sidlum for being chosen as our winner!

If you prefer email or in person, download our DRY Soda Store Request Letter and send/bring it in to your local store’s manager.

Are you a store, restaurant or cafe interested in carrying DRY Soda?
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Interested in Carrying DRY Soda at Your Store?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

 Stores selling DRY Soda bottles and cans

About DRY Soda

DRY is soda for everyone. Created specifically to be a less sweet soda, DRY has just four all natural ingredients and is sweetened with a minimal amount of pure cane sugar. DRY contains 1/4 to 1/3 of the sugar and calories of traditional soda, which allows its fruit, flower, and herb flavors to shine through. DRY Soda is gluten free, OU certified kosher, caffeine free, and sodium free. Available in slim aluminum cans as well as glass bottles, DRY Soda is ideal to sippair, or mix for any occasion.

Flavors

DRY Soda is available in 12 oz. glass bottles or slim aluminum cans in the following nine flavors:

Bottles: Lavender, Wild Lime, Blood Orange, Rhubarb, Juniper Berry, Vanilla Bean, Cucumber

Cans: Vanilla Bean, Blood Orange, Apple, Cucumber, Ginger

Pricing, Distribution and Questions

For detailed pricing and distribution information for your area as well as any other information, email info(at)drysoda(dot)com and we can give you specific information for your store and situation.