White Birch, sarsaparilla, and coffee-flavored sodas from Simpson Springs are being sold by the case, and locals are eager to get their hands on the carbonated drinks they call a ‘blast from the past’.
Marshfield resident Randy Whittle says he normally travels to the bottling center in Easton because his family loves the classic root beer, “I’m a huge fan because it’s made locally and it uses real product, real spring water, real sugar. It’s really good.”
The Simpson Springs representative, Matt Bertorelli, explains their soda is sweeter than other brands because they use a 15% flavoring ratio as opposed to the usual 8%, “It really depends on the soda–like with our orange soda and other fruit flavors we use real fruit ingredients and then we add water to it, our real spring water.”
Bertorelli brushed up potential buyers on some of the unfamiliar flavors, “White Birch, that’s my favorite flavor, it tastes a lot like a birch tree; it tastes like that minty flavor but also like a smoother version of root beer. It’s really good.”
According to the representative, Simpson Spring is the oldest bottling plant in the country.