I’ve noticed that sodas are available in many different colors and wondered whether there’s a blue soda.
I did some research and here’s what I found.
Below, I’ll explain what blue soda is, what they taste like, and other interesting facts about blue sodas.
What flavor is blue cream soda?
Cream sodas are a unique twist on a soda float – which is a few scoops of icecream with soda poured on top.
As you may be aware, common soda floats are a Coke Float, and Root Beer float.
You can also get the same flavor as a cream soda by mixing soda water with vanilla ice cream.
But, the color is very different and normally cream sodas are colorless.
It was invented by accident in 1874 in Philadelphia as I explained in [this, link: What Is Cream Soda?] article that goes into more detail about the origins of cream soda.
Information provided by the US Department of Agriculture shows that some brands of blue cream soda can have up to twice as much sugar and calories as cream soda.
Here’s a table which shows the difference:
|Nutrient per 3.4 oz (100 mL), about half a cup||Cream Soda||Blue cream soda|
As you can see some brands of blue cream soda have half the calories and half the sugar of cream soda.
However, this is one specific brand, and the amount of sugar will differ between brands.
The brands that make blue cream soda are:
- Mighty Mouse
- Big Red
When looking at the ingredient list there is a also a slight difference:
|Frostie’s||Dad’s||Mighty Mouse||Big Red|
|Carbonated Water||Water||Carbonated Water||Carbonated Water|
|High Fructose Corn Syrup||High Fructose Corn Syrup||Sugar||High Fructose Corn Syrup|
|Sodium Benzoate||Natural and Artificial Flavor||Citric Acid||Sodium Benzoate|
|Citric Acid||Citric Acid||Sodium Benzoate||Citric Acid|
|Artificial Flavor||Sodium Benzoate||Natural and Artificial Flavor||Artificial Flavor|
|Blue 1||FD&C Blue #1||Gum acacia||Caffeine|
|–||–||Blue 1||Blue 1|
All of them have almost exactly the same ingredients except for Mighty Mouse which uses sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.
High fructose corn syrup is also used in Coca Cola but surprisingly only in Coca Cola consumed in the USA and Canada.
Owing to the fact that corn grows so well in the USA.
I explained more about the use of high fructose corn syrup in [this, link: does Coke use corn syrup] article.
Give it a read if you’re interested in the health effects and history of high fructose corn syrup.
What does Blue Cream Soda taste like?
For example, Fanta Shokata is blue and tastes of citrus and elderberry.
Elderberry has a tropical fruit flavor.
The well known brand Crush makes Crush blue, which is raspberry flavored.
Is Frostie Blue Cream Soda gluten free?
So, far Frostie Blue Cream Soda isn’t certified gluten free, even though none of the ingredients contain gluten.
The ingredients used in Frostie Blue Cream soda are:
- Carbonated Water
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Sodium Benzoate
- Citric Acid
- Artificial Flavor
- Blue 1
Most of the major soda brands are also considered gluten free for example:
- Mountain Dew
- A&W Root Beer
Where can I buy blue cream soda?
It’s likely that smaller stores sell it here and there, but it’s very hit and miss and your best bet is to call ahead to see if they stock it.
What is blue soda?
What is Big Blue soda?
Is Big Red a cream soda?
Big Red also sells a range of other flavors such as:
- Big Peach – which tastes like soft chewy peach candy
- Big Pineapple – tastes like pineapple upside down cake
There’s a gum that’s also called Big Red and has a spicy cinnamon flavor.
But, they are made by different companies, and they don’t taste the same.
What’s the difference between Big Red and Big Blue?
Therefore, if you’re trying to consume less sugar, or trying to cut down on calories Big Red is a better choice than Big Blue.
But, they also make a Big Red Zero which contains no sugar and no calories.
Here’s a summary of the key points covered in this article:
There are many different varieties of blue soda. Some are cream sodas called blue cream sodas, whereas others are fruit flavors.
Cream soda’s taste like vanilla ice cream.
Big blue cream soda is made by:
- Mighty Mouse
- Big Red
You can buy them on Amazon, and Walmart, as well as, other smaller online soda stores and convenience stores.
Crush makes a blue soda which is raspberry flavored.
And Fanta comes in a blue color from time to time.
It’s called Fanta Shokata and has a lemon and elderberry flavor.