Empire Bottling Works’ Real Cola

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day here in Los Angeles, 81º in the middle of January. So of course I had to go out in shorts and a tee and have a nice outdoor lunch. I headed to one of my favorite places Auntie Em’s cuz’ they have an amazing meatloaf sandwich and their red velvet cupcakes are my favorite in LA.

When I walked through the door I noticed they had some fancy new sodas in a display case, so I decided to try it. It’s called Real Cola and is bottled by Empire Bottling Works, a company based in Bristol, Rhode Island that’s been doing it since 1930. The bottle is way cute, featuring a cupcake on the top, and their phone number on the side, in case you want to order a case. I thought overall the soda was pretty good, not overly sweet and not overly carbonated either. I noticed that BevMo! does sell it online, but they’re sold out for now, so good luck trying to find it!


2 Comments Empire Bottling Works’ Real Cola

  1. Alex January 12, 2009 at 5:31 AM

    81? wow i’m so jealous! Living here in Chester, England we’ve had a cold patch recently and it’s been constantly around -5!

    Cool Cola drink though. :)

  2. Ted Gushue January 12, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    they make this on my street! i live on Roma street in Bristol. there is always a truck parked at the top loading crates for delivery. im very suprised it made it all the way to la! it sells super cheap locally, i think i usually pay like 75 cents a bottle. my school teams up with them once every few months and gives them out for free in the dining hall.
    cool find!

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