Six Barrel Soda Co. Needs to Come to Sydney…

Six Barrel Soda Co.
Six Barrel Soda Co.
(Image by Blake Dunlop for Six Barrel Soda Co. from here)

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.(Robert Morgan)

Not only do I really think the Six Barrel Soda Co. should be readily available to punters (like me!) here in Sydney-town, I would also like them to resurrect their feijoa flavour. There is quite possibly enough of a nostalgic Kiwi market here in Australia to justify a massive batch just for us…

Maybe I should start a petition…?

The good people of Six Barrel Soda Co. craft classic fountain-style sodas by hand using all natural ingredients. They are based in Wellington (that’s in New Zealand!) and they even have a factory café which is open 7 days.

Small problem. I live in Sydney. And when I checked out their website, I found I could buy from stockists all around New Zealand, and in New South Wales and Victoria. But, it would seem that the good cafe-owners of Sydney have yet to discover the genius that is Six Barrel Soda. Sigh.

Here are my favourite-sounding flavours currently available…

Celery Tonic by Six Barrel Soda Co.
Celery Tonic by Six Barrel Soda Co.
NZ$19.50
(Image from here)

Six Barrel Soda Co. say that their celery tonic is made in the style of a classic new york city soda popular in jewish delicatessens. It apparently has the spice of lightly pressed celery seed and ginger, the crispness of cucumber, green apple and fresh celery and the freshness you should expect of great soda.

When LM and had a visit to Katz’s Deli, we were a little surprised to find that celery soda rocks! I really want me some Celery Soda…

Cherry & Pomegranate by Six Barrel Soda Co.
Cherry & Pomegranate by Six Barrel Soda Co.
NZ$19.50
(Image from here)

According to the description, the Cherry & Pomegranate started out as a grenadine until more cherries were added and it became it’s own thing. Real cherries are combined with pomegranate molasses for a sweet tartness, orange blossom water for floral notes and organic cane sugar for a natural sweetness. YUM!

Sarsaparilla by Six Barrel Soda Co.
Sarsaparilla by Six Barrel Soda Co.
NZ$19.50
(Image from here)

The Sarsaparilla blurb made me think of my Dad. He would love this flavour, I think. Made in the style of a classic root beer with sarsaparilla root, star anise and juniper berries for floral and licorice notes, ginger for spice and caramelised sugar and molasses for the smoky sweetness.

Of course, he lives in Auckland and can wander down to Little and Friday in Newmarket if he wants a fix.

Hibiscus by Six Barrel Soda Co.
Hibiscus by Six Barrel Soda Co.
NZ$19.50
(image from here)

Hibiscus flavoured soda sounds so girly and feminine to me. And, apparently it is a floral plummy original number. Dried hibiscus flowers are used for a deep red colour and a rich floral and stone fruit flavour.

There are many more seasonal flavours available, too…

Of course, conveniently I can order Six Barrel Soda for international delivery online direct from Wellington (here, if you’re interested). It’s just that, at $10 per bottle delivery, it’s getting a teeny bit on the steep side. What I really, really want is a Sydney-based stockist…

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Comments (13)

Yuk Feijoa, that stuff wasn’t meant to be eaten. It’s the kiwi vegemite. By the way it would make more sense for them to make the syrup available internationally and then we could use a soda stream to make sodas.

Hmmm – perhaps I didn’t describe the syrup properly. It is in concentrate form – you just add soda water (or any other beverage that appeals!)

And, feijoas are delish!

I am happy to accept the first part of your reply as objective fact but the second half, you gotta be a kiwi.

Celery tonic does not sound too tasty to me, but the rest sound dee-lish!

Have you tried it? We had one in NY (I think it was Dr Brown’s Cel-Ray soda?) and it was surprisingly dee-lish!!!

No. But now I feel I must hunt one down for the sake of satisfying my curiosity!

A little sarsaparilla sounds good…. I think that you should set up a little TSL stall 🙂

Where shall I set the stall up for you, BCD?

Hmmm….. opposite my house would be good… then I would not have to waddle too far 🙂

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Hi Joanna,

Just an update on this, we are now available at a few spots around Sydney including Salt Meats Cheese, The Essential Ingredient Rozelle, Bourke St Grocer and online via http://www.gourmetgroceronline.com.au/

Hope all’s great with you.

Joseph

Hi Joseph

Thanks so much for the update. Last time I was home I picked up some of your ginger soda syrup and introduced my Dad to it. Sold!

Cheers from here.

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