For teens in the 1950s, the typical date began with a longing gaze exchanged over a shared soda before the soda jerk, acting as Cupid, fired plastic straw arrows repeatedly at their hearts. Spare yourself the heartache with today's Groupon: for $3, you get a four pack of soda and a complimentary soda tasting at DRY Soda's combination store and tasting room, located in Pioneer Square (a $6 value).
DRY Soda sets itself apart from its sugary compatriots, packing tart taste into each 12 oz. bottle using only four, all-natural ingredients. Your soda tasting allows you to sample all seven original flavors, including cucumber, vanilla bean, juniper berry, lavender, lemon grass, blood orange, and rhubarb. A fizz guru can teach you to mix DRY cocktails and help you choose varieties for your take-home, mix-and-match four pack while providing cuisine pairing advice as to which flavor goes best with chicken, fish, or chicken-fried fish sticks. Each bubbly bottle contains 45–70 calories and 11–19 grams of sugar, making this a healthier, delicious alternative to regular soda. You’ll also receive a $0.50 discount off your next purchase.