Wednesday, July 15, 2009


...I don't care if it it's from Brooklyn; looking to find out whatever had happened to Indiana's own Choc-Ola soft drink (spin, crash, burn, AFAIK), I stumbled over the recipe for Egg Cream a couple of weeks ago and it sounds goooood. It's taken hold of my imagination.

Contains neither egg nor cream, of course.

On a related note, I'm shopping for a soda siphon.


Divemedic said...

Is this even close?

og said...

They're all over fleabay. There's even an honest to god turn of the last century gasogene.

If you get a glass one, make sure you get one that has the metal mesh over the bottle in case it explodes. ANd check any used ones very carefully for chips of any kind. The metal ones are much safer, though more boring.

Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum, minutus carborata descendum pantorum.

Anonymous said...


Didn't Cowboy Bob used to plug that? I remember trying one at a friend's house. It wasn't for me.

Shootin' Buddy

Roberta X said...

Tsk. SB. Choc-ola was choolately goodness in a bottle, way better than Yoo-Hoo. >dramatic sob< Alas, no more!

Og, much as I like the old, exploding glass is so not me. I'm opting for metal.

Divemedic: dunno, checking. Egg Creams are supposedly unbottleable.

Anonymous said...


Yeah, I said Choc-Ola. I think I remember Cowboy Bob on Channel 4 pushing it.

Do I remember correctly that it came in a bottle and had a cow's head on the label?

Shootin' Buddy

Anonymous said...

Cowboy Bob has a website!

My drawings of dinsaurs and revolutionary war battled were "featured" on Cowboy Bob's show several times. :-)

Shootin' Buddy

Rob K said...

I have this Liss soda siphon and I like it a lot but I need to buy some more chargers. Finding the chargers anywhere is a PITA though. I haven't seen the 8 gram CO2 cartridges anywhere but online. Canned soda water turns out to be cheaper per ounce, though lacking in style.

Cemetery's Gun Blob said...

You might need to get some Bosco for that Egg Cream

LabRat said...

If you haven't found one you like yet, you might try stopping by your local homebrew store; I don't know about Indy's brewshops, but ours sells supplies for making and decanting your own soda pop as well as beer.

Roberta X said...

I'd not thought of that, LabRat -- Kahn's, one of Tam's Beer Nirvanas, is the likliest spot I could think of.

Cemetery: Bosco? Kinda leanin' toward Hershey's syrup, though the purists say a Brooklyn-local brand is the only way to go.

Shootin' Buddy: a cow on the label? I think you're right. But was it Choc-Ola or YooHoo that had the dissonant suggestion, "Shake me, I'm good?"