In the past, there were more sweet, bubbly sodas than one could imagine. Some of them came in flavors like cherry syrup, lemon, sassafras bark, or cola nuts.

Years after the World’s Fair, German-Geneva chemist Johann Jakob Schweppe’s invention of carbonation for drinking in 1783 became widely used. The Foxton Fizz from New Zealand brings this golden era into the present. A bottling facility was located in Foxton, a small community of roughly 3,000 people on the North Island of the nation. And when the local family business chose to close, a group of fizz fans bought the brand. The company’s sodas, which come in flavors including lime, raspberry, and cola, have been clinking in glass bottles all across the region for more than a century.

Sodas and other soft drinks became popular in the United States when alcoholic beverages were banned. People’s passion for soda continued after that. Maybe it’s better to find a soda you truly love, something like what you look forward to every summer.