Just about any kid with an empty tall cup and a soda fountain in front of her has probably tried mixing sodas. (All those options in front of you; how could you not?) But in Germany, soda-mixing isn't just for kids; mixing Coke and Fanta (or their equivalents) is so popular that the mix is sold in bottles (Coca-Cola's is called "Mezzo Mix", Pepsi's a "Schwip Schwap"). Are you a soda mixer?
'Fanta' on Serious Eats
Some orange sodas are made with real orange juice, while others are a delightful combination of sodium benzoate, sodium hexametaphosphate, and wood rosin. But do the natural ones come out on top in a blind taste test? We tasted 12 brands of orange soda—was your favorite a winner?