After my recent post where I briefly mentioned Thomas Kemper, Thomas Kemper emailed me to ask if I’d like to try some of their “Purely Natural” line (which I mentioned wanting to try the Blood Orange variety in that same post). Of course, I haven’t seen Thomas Kemper in New York, so I agreed, and they kindly sent me this mixed pack of 6: two blood orange, two root beer, one black cherry and one spiced ginger ale.
Unfortunately, I noticed that despite being its “purely natural” line, many of the flavors tasted a bit, well, artificial. I’m not sure if that was the honey they used in nearly every flavor, or something else entirely, but I was pretty disappointed. HOWEVER, I still liked their regular root beer (not the purely natural one) quite a bit, but even more importantly, discovered their “spiced ginger ale” flavor is AWESOME. I don’t even like ginger, but this wasn’t too strong or sharp, just perfect, and I plan on stocking this for those times when I just really want something mild but yummy to sip.
I did ask and discover that Thomas Kemper is available at the following stores in New York:
P.A. Grocery Store – 145 Franklin Street, Brooklyn
Paradise Deli Grocery – 320 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
A&K Supermarket – 409 5th Ave, Brooklyn
White Eagle – 628 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
Key Food – 369 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn
Grade Fair Supermarket – 550 4th Ave, Brooklyn
C Town – 330 Graham Ave, Brooklyn & 43 5th Ave, Pelham
Garden of Eden – 180 Montague Street, Brooklyn
Bargain Beverage – 39 Brookside Ave, Chester
Murray’s Cheese – 254 Bleecker Street, New York
J & G Grocery – 4302 8th Ave, Brooklyn
Tops on the Waterfront – 89 N. 6th Street, Brooklyn
Mani Market Place – 697 Columbus Ave, New York
Zey Tuna – 332 Bowery, New York
Westside Supermarket – 2840 Broadway, New York
This isn’t a complete list, so feel free to let me know if you’ve seen it elsewhere! I’m especially interested in finding the Spiced Ginger Ale… hopefully in Queens somewhere!
Happy imbibing! 😉
Please note that I was not paid for this review, though I received the beverages above free of charge from Thomas Kemper directly. I was not asked to write anything, nor was I under any obligation to do so, and as noted above, I express my honest opinion freely. You know, the usual.