Jackson AndersonFounder: Jackson Anderson
Site: Blue Blaze Soda
The Lowdown: All-natural soda syrups made from real and primarily local ingredients
Awesomeness: FindĀ on tap at restaurants via deal with RC Cola

Blue Blaze produces all-natural soda syrups for consumers to mix and enjoy with carbonated water or their favorite cocktails. Produced by hand at Blue Ridge Food Ventures, these high-quality syrups are made with wild plants like ginger root and vanilla beans, real fruit juices, honey, and pure cane sugar.


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