Jackson Hole Soda Snake River Sarsaparilla
Sweetener: Cane Sugar
Bottled at: Jackson, Wyoming
Purchase Location: Galco’s Soda Pop Stop
There is not a ton of information available about Jackson Hole Soda. For example, the “JHS History” page on Jackson Hole Soda’s website does not say anything about the history of Jackson Hole Soda. The short paragraph on that page under the heading “Where we come from and who we are” ignores that topic altogether, explaining instead that Jackson Hole Sodas are delicious, refreshing, and varied.
Jackson Hole Soda Snake River Sarsaparilla has an Old West look. The label shows a black and white photo of two 19th century women, likely outlaws Marge Cassidy and the Sundance Girl, holding fishing gear and three recently caught fish that in all probability they stole at gunpoint from an impoverished father of ten children, who was trying to obtain supper for his underfed and famished family. Those were the breaks in the Wild West, but at least that father was able to return home to his starving family and drown his sorrows in a mug of fine home-brewed Sarsaparilla.
Snake River Sarsaparilla tastes like a cola-root beer hybrid. It took me a minute to put my finger on the cola, but there it was, mixing with an herbal root flavor. I am not a big cola fan, but this mixture was just right for a good Old West sarsaparilla. I can only hope that poor father who failed to bring home sustenance for his family enjoyed a sarsaparilla this good.
Overall Score: 7 of 10.