Monday, August 29, 2011

Nectar Soda

This flavor is a New Orleans classic and virtually seen only in the city. The pharmacist I.L. Lyons created nectar syrup in the late 1800s and was a main supplier to the now defunct K&B pharmacies. As soda fountains disappeared in the 1950s, so did nectar syrup. It was and is bright pink and tastes like almonds and vanilla. Recently a company started manufacturing the soda again. This ice cream tastes like cream soda with a strong almond note and a shocking pink color that did not translate when I photographed it. Looking at the color you think bubble gum flavor but the taste buds go to a totally different place. It is a bit on the sweet side.

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