Review: Virgil’s Cream Soda - Celiac Disease
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Aug 3 2012

Review: Virgil’s Cream Soda

Cream soda was my absolute favorite drink as a child.  We didn’t get to have pop (or soda, as some call it) often, it was a special treat.  When we went to visit my grandparents in the summer, I clearly remember heading out to the old refrigerator on the screened-in porch to select an ice-cold soda.  My grandmother kept a wide variety that included Tab, grape or orange Fanta and of course, my beloved cream soda.


When I met a friend the other day at Earth Fare for lunch, I picked up an ice-cold Virgil’s Cream Soda.  Being the label reader that I am, I turned the bottle around to glance at the the ingredients only to find the words “gluten-free” were printed right on the front!  I love when companies simplify the gluten-free status of their products!  The ingredients:


I love when products have a simple list like this with ingredients that I can pronounce!  The cream soda was everything that I remembered and more!   I may have spent a short time back in the summer of 1981 as I enjoyed my bottle of cream soda.  More about Virgil’s

Virgil’s Cream Soda is a classic cream soda recipe made naturally using the finest vanilla beans and unrefined cane sugar. For years, we have been making Virgil’s Root Beer, a three-time Outstanding Beverage Award winner of the National Association of the Specialty Food Trade (the national organization for the gourmet food trade). We decided to make a cream soda that would rival the super premium quality of our root beer.

Made Naturally for the Root Beer, Cream Soda, Black Cherry Cream Soda, Orange Cream Soda, Real Cola and Dr. Better Connoisseur, Virgil’s is one man’s passion to create the finest soft drinks ever produced. After retiring from a very successful career in the beverage industry, Ed Crowley set out to research what it would take to make the finest soft drink ever. As a result of his research Ed developed the recipe for Virgil’s Root Beer. Recipe in hand, his search for the finest ingredients took him around the world. The results are an award winning soft drink made naturally without caffeine or preservatives.

I want to point out that some of the Virgil’s products do not have the gluten-free label on the bottle.  I currently have an email out to find out if those products do contain gluten or may not be labeled gluten-free for another reason, such as they haven’t been tested for the presence of gluten.  I’ll make sure to update once I find out.  In the meantime, Virgil’s Cream Soda can be found in stores across the US or online.

Have you tried Virgil’s Cream Soda?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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