Boylan's Mash: A Water Drink
I ran into a lightly carbonated, lightly flavored water drink called "MASH" the other day. I found it in, of all places, the 7-11 on Main Street near MIT. It comes it four flavors: lemon peel ginger root, grapefruit citrus zing, pomegranate blueberry, and mango and blood orange.
I had the lemon peel ginger root and it's really terrific. Not too sweet, not too carbonated, but a touch of acidity and a touch of sweetness and nicely balanced flavors.
I have not been a fan of Boylan's other drinks --- cane sugar or not, they just aren't good. But this was terrific. I plan to go back and try the other flavors. There is a very little bit of information on this website:
Have they been seen in other places? Preferably somewhere a little cheaper than the $1.99 per bottle at 7-11!
I'm pretty sure that a convenience store near me, Harvard Market, sells this stuff. Not sure about the price though...I will check next time I am in there.
Harvard Farmers' Market
Oxford and Kirkland Streets, Cambridge, MA
I don't drink a lot of soda, but I like the Boylan soft drinks I've tried: think I first saw them at Mike & Patty's. Birch beer, creme soda, black cherry, cola. Cane sugar helps: I hate HFCS-sweetened stuff, gross mouthfeel. The corn lobby probably did me a favor, pushing me away from sodas years ago.
I had this about a year ago at a bakery in Wellesley, but haven't seen it since. It's damn good stuff.
i found it recently at the wine store on rt 9 in brookline at cypress intersection. i think it is a pricey drink everywhere. maybe call formaggio..they sell other boylan sodas.