Vernors Ginger Soda

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#1

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#2

Hello - I know that the word “soda” actually appears on the can. However, having been a Detroit resident for the first 22 years of my life, it should be noted that Vernors as well as any other soft drink was ALWAYS referred to as “pop” in Michigan. Cheers to Vernors pop!


#3

The Pop vs. Soda debates is one of my favorites. You should check out this linguistic heat map:

http://popvssoda.com/


#4

Vernor’s is amazing, I’ve even gotten my wife (who’s from Texas) to search it out whenever she feels sick. Its high ginger content makes it a potent stomach settler. Before it started to be more readily available outside the State of Michigan, my dad used to have a couple cases shipped to him when they lived out in Massachusetts for a couple years.

Also, if you’re in the Detroit Area, they actually have Vernor’s Ice Cream. It’s amazingly delicious.