Cream soda is a vanilla-flavored soda that has many variations around the world.
If the idea of a cream soda takes you back to simpler days, you’ll have a clue as to why we chose to include it in our soda shoppe offerings here at Hole Lotta Doughnuts. We’ve planned everything in our doughnut shoppe around the belief that simpler is better. Life outside our West Jefferson, North Carolina shoppe is complicated enough, wouldn’t you agree?
Cream soda is basically a vanilla-flavored soda that has been around since the mid-1800s, although one of the first recipes gave the option to use any flavoring material desired with vanilla as just one of the choices. It would seem that vanilla took center stage, however, as that is what we equate with cream soda today. It might interest you to know that cream soda isn’t just a popular choice in the United States. There are versions of it around the world, although they can be quite a bit different in flavor and color.
Perhaps you are pondering the age-old question of why it is called cream soda when it is made with vanilla. One theory is that the original recipe included cream of tartar. It also had egg, milk, sugar, water, baking soda, and Epsom salts, which sounds pretty unpalatable compared to today’s cream soda, right? Don’t worry, you won’t find that outlandish drink here, but you will find a perfectly chilled cream soda that will pair nicely with one of our handcrafted yeast doughnuts or a blueberry or apple fritter. Stop by and see for yourself — we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.
At Hole Lotta Doughnuts, we serve cream soda to those in the West Jefferson, Lenoir, Boone, Blowing Rock, Fleetwood, Yadkin Valley, Morganton, Wilkesboro, Hickory, and Granite Falls, North Carolina areas.