It’s summer time here in Orlando, and like John from the Carousel of Progress, all I want to do is grab a cold sarsaparilla to keep cool. I recently learned about O-Zell Soda Company, which produces root beer and several other kinds of sodas — all with Disney inspiration — making their sodas the perfect way to stay cool in the summer heat.
O-Zell Soda Company has a long connection to Walt Disney and his family. Back when Walt was just a kid, his father invested in O-Zell Soda Company and Walt even worked at the factory. Sadly, the company folded back in the 1920s, but thanks to some intrepid folks working to preserve the Walt Disney Birthplace, O-Zell Soda is back.
I recently heard about O-Zell Soda Company and reached out to them to learn more about their project restoring Walt Disney’s birthplace and the sodas themselves. I was excited to learn that all of their sodas (currently they have four flavors: Root Beer Float; Vanilla Dream; Cherries Jubilee; Pineapple Whip) are gluten free and vegan. And, they are made pretty much the same way they were back when Walt and his dad were involved with the company.
Even more awesome is that the proceeds of sales from O-Zell Soda Company do directly benefit the Walt Disney Birthplace Restoration Project.
You can buy O-Zell Soda Company products online or at Rocket Fizz locations. There’s one in Winter Park, so I stopped by to pick up a few bottles to try out. You can see a video where I try the Root Beer and make a Root Beer float on the YouTube video below:
Overall, I really enjoyed the O-Zell Soda Company sodas. I tried Cherries Jubiliee and Root Beer and thought both were great. I definitely want to go back to Rocket Fizz to pick up some Vanilla Dream to make a cream soda float! I’m even curious about the Pineapple Float flavor, which had me dreaming of Dole Whips!
If you’re interested in learning more about O-Zell Soda Company, visit their website: http://www.o-zell.com/
*Note: I purchased this product myself and was not compensated or asked to write a review of this product. All opinions are my own.