Soda Jerk Sodas
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Cory and I make Fresh Sodas. Soda Jerk Sodas are made with natural, organic juices, herbs, and spices and the flavor combinations are like nothing on the commercial market. Each soda is hand made with fresh ingredients for the best taste, we do not use concentrated flavors, colors, preservatives or High Fructose Corn Syrup. We’ll be offering glasses of ice cold soda to quench your thirst while you shop and we’ll have some of our soda syrup for you to take and make soda at home for the next best thing to our fresh sodas.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
Soda Jerk is currently working on a Soda Truck that will be hitting the streets of Seattle in 2014. It will be the most unique and recognizable food (soda) truck in the Seattle Market. Watch out for us!
How did you get started in your business?
I seem to be unable to be happy while working for someone else. I have had several ideas for businesses, but making handmade, fresh sodas was definitely one I couldn’t let go of. It took me a while to figure out how to do it and now I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Is this a full-time business for you?
Making and selling my sodas takes all of my time, so it definitely is a full time job for me. I really felt that if I kept a foot in the door of my old job as a safety net, I would never be fully focused on my Soda business. This way my focus is not divided and this is a make or break it situation and failure is just not an option.
Where do you see your business in 3 years?
I think Soda Jerk will be a very well known and successful regional soda brand. I think it will be found on menus at the best bars and restaurants throughout the Seattle area. I am also interested in having a brick and mortar location that will allow me to offer new products and bottle my sodas as well.
Who’s your biggest fan?
I have some super fans, people that come back week after week, rain or shine, just to see what I have. I really love those customers, I know they get it, they understand what I’m doing and they make it all worthwhile.
What do your customers love most about your products?
Customers love my products because they are like nothing else they’ve ever had before. The word I hear most from people trying a Soda Jerk Soda for the first time is “WOW!”