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Double Cola and Ski Soda Review

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Disclaimer: Double Cola sent us a few samples to try in return for our honest review. Our purpose at Southern Food Junkie is not to tell you a product is good or bad but simply to share with you a brand you may not have heard of before.

It seems like the late 1800s and early 1900s were booming times for soda. Equally important is nearly all of the sodas created at that time were created in the South. The South has contributed many unique foods, snacks, and drinks throughout the years so it is no surprise that after all these years the South is still the King of Sodas. One Soda company that is still making awesome soda from that era is Double Cola Company.

Double Cola got its start in 1933 in Chattanooga, Tennessee but according to their website, their history starts a decade earlier than that.

In 1922 The Good Grape company was formed to market their Grape soda. It was not till a few years later that they developed their cola recipe.

The company has changed hands a few times throughout the years but its legendary taste has stayed true to its roots. Along the way, they added a few different flavored sodas but one has stuck and developed a huge following, Ski Soda.

Ski Soda is a citrus-flavored soda with the two main flavorings being lemon and orange. This combination creates a unique taste not seen in any other soda on the market today.  

Ski Soda Photo from Double Cola Company Website

The lemon and orange offer a unique flavor combination in a soda with light carbonation. Some would even say it tastes a little on the flat side but I would not say that it was a bad thing.  

Ski soda is not too sweet, especially when compared to other citrus sodas like Mountain Dew or Mello Yellow.

If I had to compare it to another soda I would say it was closest to Mello Yellow but still had its unique flavor. This is why Ski Soda is so popular in its market in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Double Cola has a unique cola flavor that is different from Pepsi or Coke. Double Cola was not as sweet as Pepsi and in my opinion, was more comparable to Coke.

I tend to like Coke better myself and enjoy this cola. It has moderate carbonation which I tend to also like.

I particularly do not like a cola that burns going down. An example of this would be some of the store brand colas like Sam Cola. Whew, that stuff burns.

As always we want to think The Double Cola company for sending us these samples to try. Also, want to think our Audience for your support. We couldn’t do it without both of you.


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Saturday 2nd of May 2020

One of my favorites. Grew up with it as it used to be bottled by Gem near where I grew up in Ohio.

Southern Food Junkie

Monday 4th of May 2020

Hey Keith, Thanks for stopping by. I bet that was some really good stuff in the bottles. We have a few local favorites around here like that as well. One of them is Cheerwine. A cherry flavored soda. Good Stuff! Always brings back memories when I drink one. Thanks for sharing!


Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Thanks man I didn't know this company was just up the road in my own back yard. Wow I need to get me some of the Ski soda.

Southern Food Junkie

Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Yes, it is in Chattanooga, TN. Pretty Close to you. Thanks for stopping by.

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