Fortunes found me in Richmond Virginia (second time in three years), this time I was running the Monument 10K. I more or less jogged the distance, and proceeded to enjoy Carytown to recuperate of course.
My recuperation was a three phase approach – sweet treats, chocolate and ginger. My walk up and down the scenic Carytown “Mile of Style” found me visiting Jean-Jacques Bakery for my sweet treat, For the Love of Chocolate for my chocolate and Rocket Fizz for my ginger. Apparently, I picked the right time to visit Carytown as the shop opened within the last year.
Rocket Fizz is worth a trip – 100s of sodas. The sodas range from birch beer to ginger ale to ginger beer to classic colas. I scanned through the bottles (with the help of my other half). I found four candidates – Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer, Sprecher Ginger Ale, Reading Draft Ginger Beer and Australia Style Ginger Ale. The four bottles were refrigerated, and ready for consumption.
I went back to my hotel with a full bag of goodies, and a desire to sample them all.
The Reading Draft Ginger Beer was by far the best. The Rocket Fizz Ginger Ale and Sprecher Ginger Ale were terrible. The Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer was OK. The only one that I would recommend is the Reading Draft Ginger Beer, it was sweet with a spicy kick. I’d love to have more. The Sprecher was sub-par; I firmly believe in not using Honey as a sweeter in sodas. The Rocket Fizz didn’t blow off any socks, it was blah. The Cock ‘n Bulll was decent.
Great Trip to Richmond… I found sodas and had some fun sipping the sodas.