I gave a decent run-down of the history of the Dad’s brand in my review of Dad’s Root Beer (click here). Since the history of Dad’s Cream Soda is essentially the same as Dad’s Root Beer I’ll let you get the details from the other post. Basically, the brand has been around for over 80 years, has changed ownership a lot over the its history, and is now bottled in a couple places across the United States. This particular sample was bottled by Orca Beverage Soda Works out of Mukilteo, Washington.
The caramel color of this cream soda was a solid hint at the flavor profile. It was a bright and warm vanilla perked with a good amount of carbonation. The soda has a fairly thick mouthfeel almost as if it had honey in it (it doesn’t). It drinks sweet, but I found it refreshing. There was enough complexity in the flavor that it kept me interested, but at heart it is a straight forward, and comforting, cream soda.
I’m going to give this a 7 out of 10 on my rating scale. That’s a little less than I gave the root beer, but that’s more about my preference for root beer over cream soda.
Sampled in July 2017, purchased at Albertson’s grocery store
Cute Note: My kids gave me this bottle for Father’s Day along with a crayon colored paper tie. It was adorable.