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Is There a Blue Soda?

Is There a Blue Soda

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.

So, is there a blue soda? There are many blue sodas.

Fanta makes a blue soda called Shokota, Crush makes Crush blue, and there’s also a type of soda called blue cream soda, which is a cream soda that’s made with blue food coloring.

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?

What flavor is blue cream soda

Blue cream soda tastes exactly like a cream soda. Blue cream soda tastes like vanilla ice cream.

The various brands that make blue cream soda have slight differences in sweetness and overall flavor profile, but they overall taste like a 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
Calories (kcal) 39 70
Sugar (g) 9.58 18.31

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:

  • Frostie
  • Dad’s
  • 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?

What does Blue Cream Soda taste like

Blue cream soda tastes like a vanilla ice cream if it were a soda.

And is exactly what cream soda tastes like.

Blue cream soda is cream soda that has blue food coloring added to it.

Not to be confused with other blue sodas which come in a variety of flavors.

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?

Is Frostie Blue Cream Soda gluten free

Frostie Blue Cream soda is gluten free, and none of the ingredients contain gluten.

However, some facilities that produce it may also handle gluten products so if you have an allergy it’s best to stick with soda’s that are certified gluten free according to Healthline.

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:

  • Coca-Cola
  • Pepsi
  • Sprite
  • Mountain Dew
  • Fanta
  • Pepper
  • A&W Root Beer
  • Barq’s
  • Fresca
  • Sunkist
  • 7UP

Where can I buy blue cream soda?

Where can I buy blue cream soda

Blue cream soda is available online on Amazon, and Walmart.

Walmart does not allow you to pick up in stores.

There are also many boutique online soda stores such as Soda Pop Stop, and Soda Pop Online that sell 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 blue soda

Blue soda is a fizzy drink that’s made with blue food coloring to give it a blue color.

A range of sodas are colored blue such as cream soda, and fruit flavors. Coloring sodas is very common.

Coca Cola, and Pepsi use ‘çaramel color’ in their colas to give them their distinctive color.

What is Big Blue soda?

What is Big Blue soda

Big blue soda is a blue cream soda made by the Soda company ‘Big Red’.

It has the flavor of a cream soda which tastes like vanilla ice cream and is completely light blue in color.

You can buy it on Amazon, and on the Walmart online store.

Is Big Red a cream soda?

Is Big Red a cream soda

Big Red is a cream soda, and Texas Hill Country says that although it tastes like a cream soda, it also has a unique flavor that is unique to Big Red.

Some people describe it as tasting like cotton candy or bubble gum.

But, the flavor comes from the vanilla extract, orange oil, and lemon oil.

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?

Whats the difference between Big Red and Big Blue

Big Red and Big Blue taste almost identical.

According to the official Big Red website Big Blue has slightly more sugar and calories than Big Blue.

A 20 oz bottle (600 mL) of:

  • Big red has 63g of sugar, and 250 calories
  • Big Blue has 80g of sugar, and 325 calories

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.

In Conclusion

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:

  • Frostie’s
  • Dad’s
  • 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.

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