When Boylan Bottling Company agreed for us to do a review of their “seasonal” flavor Shirley Temple, we here at Life’s Cheap Thrills were excited. Finding new soda companies has always been a joy of mine. There are still so many yet to try out there on the market. Boylan sent us a 4-pack of the Shirley Temple bottled sodas. I will be honest, it being a cherry flavored drink I was ready to have my family try it and not me as i don’t usually care for cherry flavored things. To my surprise, it was tasty. This “mocktail” has a superb flavor of cherry with a hint of lemon lime.
From their website:
“Boylan Bottling Co. has introduced its first new flavor in several years, in the form of a limited edition Shirley Temple soda. Boylan’s take on the nostalgic “mock-tail” features a ginger ale base, with dark sweet cherry and a secret ingredient or two.”
The bottles are one of my favorite things of this soda company. These days you don’t find a ton of sodas in glass bottles anymore. It’s either cans or plastic bottles. Another awesome thing about the Boylan Soda brand is they make their soda out of cane sugars and this “mocktail” was only 150 calories per bottle with 36 grams of cane sugar. They reminded me of the drinks from back in the day when sodas first came out. I love that vintage look! I graciously shared these soda’s with friends and family. They were all very pleased with them and not one of them had any bad comments about them. They kept asking me where they could get more of this Shirley Temple drink, sadly this is only a season flavor so it is no longer available in stores or available to get online at this time. The Boylan Soda brand is a brand you have to try, but is only in a hand full of states so far.
I simply love this company and this drink was a surprise it tasted so good.
The Boylan Bottling Company has been making sodas in small batches since 1891. We weren’t the only one making sodas back then, but unlike many of the mega brands conceived in that same era, Boylan has remained true to its roots and committed to producing only authentic hand-crafted soda.
Our Sodamasters use home grown recipes to make Boylan’s sparkling beverages from only the highest quality ingredients. Real ingredients…the kind you can even pronounce. We still use pure cane sugar which not only tastes better but also enhances the flavors of our sodas rather than masking them with the cloying syrupy sweetness of high fructose corn syrup. And our thick glass bottles perfectly preserve flavor, freshness and carbonation, making for a markedly superior tasting product.
Boylan hand-crafted sodas stand on their own and they speak for themselves – no hype, no marketing gimmicks. While our sodas may cost more per ounce than the big soda pop brands, all of that cost is in the product…not paying for slick ad campaigns and celebrity spokespeople. We’ve learned that the best way to sell our sodas is simply to be the best, and the accolades and awards we’ve received tell us we’re doing a pretty good job.
With their unique, bold flavors, our Boylan products are best savored, not slugged down. They are, in other words, a party in your mouth compared to most carbonated soft drinks. Each bottle, which is a celebratory taste experience, makes Boylan perfect for special occasions – from social gatherings, dining out or just a reward for a hard day’s work.
So whether you’re drinking a Boylan because you appreciate what is good and made right or just trying one for the first time, we thank you for supporting one of the oldest bottling companies. We're proud of our bold, flavorful sodas and we hope you enjoy them. Cheers