Chubby Soda (now in 6-packs!)

Chubby Soda

If there’s one thing that can’t be denied it’s that Trinis love their soda (or ‘sweet drink’ as its commonly called). Growing up here I was spoiled to an endless array of flavours that I thought would be matched or surpassed when I went to the US for 5 years. Sadly this was not the case. Flavours here mimic the natural (passionfruit, banana, mango, mauby, apple, grapefruit etc etc..) as well as the fanciful (cotton candy, bubblegum, cream soda). Growing up grape and cream soda were my favorite flavours. When I moved to the US I was thrilled to find cream soda in the supermarket. I bought a whole bunch! But when I got home the flavour was totally different! Here cream soda literally tastes like carbonated sweetened cream :)

Now of course we all know that soda is not good for you (mmm high fructose corn syrup!) which is why Chubby is my favorite brand of soda. Chubby gets its name from the small rounded fat bottle that it comes in. It holds 1 cup of soda and is cheaply priced. It is also chiefly marketed to kids (though it never warns them that drink too many and they may end up looking like the bottle). Many of my US friends giggle uncontrollably when they see a bottle or hear me talking about a ‘chubby’ as the expression has rather dodgy connotations over there. Fortunately I think -that- was the furthest thing from the manufacturer’s minds :lol:

Chubbies are normally sold freeform in huge bins like the one shown at the left. Sometimes I have to go digging to the bottom to find my fave flavors (cotton candy and grape) so imagine my shock when I saw that they were now being sold in 6-packs!

Chubby Soda

Unfortunately I couldn’t find any cotton candy in any of the combinations so it’s back to digging in the bins for me! :lol:

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  • http://pumpsandgloss.wordpress.com AppleDiva

    I have my eye on the Cydrax in the photo. ;)

  • http://pumpsandgloss.wordpress.com AppleDiva

    I have my eye on the Cydrax in the photo. ;)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    AppleDiva – you have a good eye girl! :D I have a post on Cydrax that’s going out in 2 days, stay tuned! :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    AppleDiva – you have a good eye girl! :D I have a post on Cydrax that’s going out in 2 days, stay tuned! :D

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    Cydrax is apple right? I like my AppleJ – the Champagne of softdrinks PEOPLE!!

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    Cydrax is apple right? I like my AppleJ – the Champagne of softdrinks PEOPLE!!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    lolz :) I have more on Cydrax in my Snakebite post :D apple j, lolz :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    lolz :) I have more on Cydrax in my Snakebite post :D apple j, lolz :D

  • Jaz Borden

    Coke,Cream Soda, Grape, Peardrax, Apple J and Kola Champagne are it for me. Sadly, I can’t imbibe these…these lovely beverages anymore *sniff* but at least I have the memories lolz :-D

  • Jaz Borden

    Coke,Cream Soda, Grape, Peardrax, Apple J and Kola Champagne are it for me. Sadly, I can’t imbibe these…these lovely beverages anymore *sniff* but at least I have the memories lolz :-D

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  • Gab

    Hey i was lookin up soda flavours and i found this site…LOVELY i used to live in trinidad and sooo many fond memories were brought to surface when i went through this site! my favourite thing in trini was pholourie balls and coconut water from the venders
    <3

  • Gab

    Hey i was lookin up soda flavours and i found this site…LOVELY i used to live in trinidad and sooo many fond memories were brought to surface when i went through this site! my favourite thing in trini was pholourie balls and coconut water from the venders
    <3

  • Andrew

    Never been to Trinidad, but enjoy my sodas. Chubby has penetrated at least to Hillsborough NH (Shaw’s Supermarket). Best wishes for Trinidad and her people.

  • Andrew

    Never been to Trinidad, but enjoy my sodas. Chubby has penetrated at least to Hillsborough NH (Shaw’s Supermarket). Best wishes for Trinidad and her people.

  • Mark

    Chubby is great because it uses real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup.

  • Mark

    Chubby is great because it uses real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup.