This is a great example of why the Internet is awesome. If it was not for the fine folks at Chow.com, I might never have known about what quite possibly might be the most amazing “soda pop shop” in the world!
Chow.om recently released an insightful and inspirational video featuring John Nese, the proprietor of Galcos Soda Pop Stop. Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in Los Angeles, CA carries over 450 different sodas in glass bottles, old-fashioned candies that people have forgotten about and over 500 different beers from around the world. And everything but the beer is available for purchase online.
In the video, John Nese discusses the history of Galco’s Pop Stop, glass bottles, corn syrup vs. cane sugar, diet sodas, big business, the CRV, and addresses the question: What kind of soda would you make?
“What I would like to see is a rootbeer-cola. There was actually a company about a hundred years ago called ‘Roobeer Cola’ — and it was a cross between a rootbeer and a cola. And I’m just fascinated with that. Or I’d like to see a pineapple-cream. I just think that is would be delicious and I’ve been trying to get someone to make it. So, we’ll see.” — John Nese.
Check it out!