Hidden Expert: The 5 Sodas You Need to Sip Before You Slip into the Crypt

To borrow a phrase from the great American poet Walt Whitman, City of Orem employees contain multitudes. While they are obviously the city’s expert in their given professional field, each employee has a hidden area of expertise. This is an on-going series on Walter where our hidden experts enlighten their fellow employees in their area of previously unknown expertise. Today’s feature is from Long Range Planner and Renaissance Man Grant Allen.Β 

What do you reach for when you’re seeking refreshment, sitting down to play your favorite game, watch a movie, or just relax outside? Grant doesn’t have anything against ice-cold water but found himself challenged to find the best sodas out there. This started out as a quest for cubicle trophies, as he proudly displayed all the many flavors he had tried. It soon became more than that, searching obscure stores and various nooks and crannies for the newest beverages and interesting flavors. Thus it became: an Epic Soda Quest.

Here are 5 top recommended sodas to try, each with a distinctly different flavor. With warm spring weather upon us, all of these are a perfect drink for washing away the cares of the day.

Mexican Fanta Strawberry - 12oz (355ml) Glass Bottles Fanta Fresa Strawberry
Amazon.com : Bundaberg Ginger Beer (4x375ml) - Pack of 2 : Grocery ... Bundaberg Ginger Beer
Henry Weinhard's Vanilla Cream Soda – Soda Pop Stop Henry Winard Vanilla Cream Soda
Henry Weinhard's Root Beer – Soda Pop Stop Henry Winard’s Root Beer
Mountain Dew Baja Blast Tropical Lime Soda - Shop Soda at H-E-B Mountain Dew Baja Blast