June 29, 2011

How to Float

Low Sodium Roat Beer Float

It’s finally summer. Really. I swear.

The sun has been shining for at least a few days in a row and I even got burned (burned I tell you!) just by sitting outside for more than an hour. And I didn’t mind one bit. Cause summer is finally here.

Which brings up thoughts of pools and floaties and root beer floats. Which suddenly reminded me of an old friend: Hanson’s Natural Soda.

Now I can’t believe it has taken me this long to write about Hanson’s, which has been making sodium-free pop since long before low-sodium food was hip.

I grew up drinking Hanson’s. Gallons of it.

My grandparents had an extra fridge in their garage which, it seems looking back, was kept plugged in with the sole purpose of chilling a million Hanson’s sodas. There was a rainbow of flavor choices, from cream soda, kiwi strawberry, mandarin lime, and root beer. And because they were “natural,” I thought drinking these was akin to eating my broccoli.

Now if you haven’t turned a can of root beer around lately, let me warn you that it is usually high in sodium. Higher than other big favorites like Coca-Cola and 7-up. So I usually skip the stuff.

But Hanson’s has nada. Which means it is perfect for us low-sodium sippers and even better for a big scoop of sodium-free ice cream.

And with 4th of July around the corner, it seems like the perfect time to get to know your new best friend, Hanson. Pick up some cans  and some carton’s of Coconut Bliss ice cream, and get fizzing. Or jazz it up the traditional combo with some mandarin lime and sodium-free sorbet. With this line of soda, you can make any fountain dream come true.

Float on.

waiwa June 29, 2011 at 10:51 am

i hope they’re paying you for this post 🙂

Snow Wolf June 29, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Now it would be great if it didn’t have any phosphorus either. 😐
Oh well, maybe I can make a float when I get my phosphorus numbers under control. Thanks for the info though. 😀

Kiley @ Coconut Bliss June 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Thanks for the Coconut Bliss love! You’ve convinced me to stop by the store on the way home and get some Hansens and float it up!

sodium girl July 3, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Kiley! Thanks for the note! I love Coconut Bliss – it has let me put delicious dairy desserts back into my life. Please tell all at the office that my kidneys and stomach are greatly appreciative.

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