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Green River Sodas in Madison area (or nearby)?

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I would love to surprise my mom with a visit to a soda fountain that serves green river sodas. I am not looking for the bottled version but rather one made at a counter. I have been hearing about how delicious green rivers are for my entire life and I would love to try one myself!

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  1. I grew up on Green River and totally understand the nostalgia. Oh, that vivid green!!! Finding it made at a soda fountain is going to be hard these days. If you get stuck, I have seen it bottled at Woodmans grocery store in Janesville and Walgreens in various towns - tasted exactly the same as my childhood memories. Good luck, and let us know if you find the real deal soda fountain version.

    1. Lo and behold, I walked into such a place today. Sloppy Joe's Soda Fountain in downtown Waukesha. They say they make the syrup themselves. It's an hour east of Madison -but, it's an interesting downtown and might be worth the trip.

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      1. re: shaja

        Awesome! Thanks for the tip! My brother is going to school there this summer so now we have an extra reason to visit!

      2. If you're serious about living a "green" lifestyle, quaffing a Green River is one of the best ways to get back to your roots. Even as a kid, growing up in Chicago in the 1950's, it was a hard-to-find treat. Now, Green River is sprouting all over the Midwest, and you can follow it here: http://www.greenriversoda.com/chicago/.