Soda is in the news this weekend, as the Coca-Cola Company has put an end to one of its long time brands, Tab Soda. You may have never had Tab. It tasted terrible if we're honest, but at the time that it was popular, it was the only one like it. At that time, there was no such thing as "diet" soda. They marketed it as if you could drink it and be glamorous.
Idaho has its own soda. It's a root beer called Buck Snort, and it's brewed here in Boise. Their website says that they started when the founder was laid off from his tech job and decided to do what his family did two generations before. I've never tried it, but I've seen it on the shelves at Albertson's. As someone that likes to support local, I'm definitely going to give it a try.
Buck Snort may not ever be as well-known as Tab, but then again, Tab hasn't been very well known since the days of that commercial starring Jayne Kennedy in 1984. I never liked how it tasted anyway. I'm not upset that Tab is no longer available. I'm more upset that another item that I grew up with has gone the way of Blockbuster Video, K-Mart, Northwest Airlines, the payphone, and the landline.