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Boylan's Mash: A Water Drink

lipoff Jul 19, 2009 04:23 AM

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!

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    pickledtink RE: lipoff Jul 19, 2009 07:56 PM

    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

    1. MC Slim JB RE: lipoff Jul 19, 2009 08:15 PM

      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.


      1. pamalamb RE: lipoff Jul 21, 2009 07:12 AM

        I had this about a year ago at a bakery in Wellesley, but haven't seen it since. It's damn good stuff.

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          bostonfoodz RE: lipoff Jul 21, 2009 09:56 AM

          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.

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            phatchris RE: lipoff Jul 21, 2009 02:09 PM

            I recently tried the grapefruit which was good, but I personally prefer izze which is $4 for a 4 pack at Whole Foods. They make a great La Paloma, better than Jarritos IMO.

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              pamplemouse RE: phatchris Jul 21, 2009 05:46 PM

              they had it at marlborough mart a while ago.

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              TroyOLeary RE: lipoff Jul 24, 2009 01:20 PM

              Stumbled on these at the CVS in Harvard Square. They are DELICIOUS. The blood orange is perfect for a hot summer day.

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                eatanddestroy RE: lipoff Jul 24, 2009 01:38 PM

                I don't buy soda often, but when I do it is Mash (or a good ginger beer for a dark n stormy). I make my own soda (using cheap produce & very little sugar) which usually turns out good, but never as good as Mash,

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