Quirky Attraction: Pops Soda Ranch, Home of 600 Crazy Soda Flavors

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Pops Soda Ranch on Route 66
Location: Arcadia, Oklahoma (660 W. Highway 66)
When to visit: Open daily 6 am – 10 pm
Cost: $5-9 for meals, around $2.20 per bottle of pop
Time needed: 30-60 minutes depending on whether you purchase a meal
Website: www.pops66.com

Just outside Oklahoma City on Route 66 sits the soda mecca of America, the store called Pops. Just look for the giant pop bottle on the side of the road. And sit down and enjoy your buffalo wing soda.

Yes, buffalo wing. You can also try peanut butter & jelly, maple bacon, sweet corn, coffee, butterscotch, lemon meringue pie, cherries ‘n mint, and a Sopranos chianti soda. Plus another 600 varieties. You’ve never seen this many bizarre flavors, and you will want to try them all.

Try all the crazy flavors at Pops Soda Ranch in Oklahoma!


Pops Soda Ranch has a restaurant in addition to its soda section, so you can eat cheap burgers and diner fare if you’re in the mood. Pop bottles line the walls above the tables.

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All the basic sodas are here, in addition to some odd fruity flavors you don’t often see (watermelon, apple, pear.) But spend most of your time in the “Sodasgusting” freezer, which has all the glorious flavors mentioned above.


At more than $2 a bottle, your bill can add up fast, so unless you want to blow your budget, you’ll have to be selective about which flavors you walk out with. I went with a personally-selected six-pack, plus a bottle of buffalo wing soda on the side.


Pops Soda Ranch in Oklahoma: Reviews of the Crazy Flavors!

How did these crazy pops taste? Let’s just say I suffered so you don’t have to. Here’s my flavor by flavor review:

Buffalo Wing: It tasted like hot sauce initially, then delivered a bit of jalapeno kick later. Neither flavor is all that appealing in a carbonated beverage. Not good. Not good at all.

Chocolate-Covered Maple-Smoked Bacon: This was one my favorites. Somehow, it tasted exactly as it sounds. I could distinctly taste the chocolate syrup, as well as the smoky essence of the bacon. This was actually one of the few sodas that I would drink with an actual meal. The rest are too weird or strong-tasting to co-exist with food.

Hot Lips Pear Soda: I picked up the pear pop because I’m always complaining that there’s never anything pear-flavored. You see peach-flavored ice creams, yogurt, milkshakes, etc., but never pear! So I had to grab pear when it was available. It tasted like… pear. Pretty decent.


Peanut Butter & Jelly: This one was the weirdest. It was sweet at first, with a slightly nutty aftertaste. The combination didn’t work well together. It almost tasted peachy – definitely nothing like PB&J. I should have gone with the plain peanut butter – that probably would have been more satisfying.

Freaky Dog Watermelon: This one tasted just like watermelon. No surprises. Watermelon is always an awesome flavor.

Joia: Joia mixed together pineapple, coconut and nutmeg, which sounds like a cool combo. Unfortunately, the nutmeg overpowered the other two more appealing flavors, so I was disappointed.

Chocolate: Plain-old chocolate pop was like Nestle Quik with carbonation. It was very weird tasting this flavor with fizz, but it was not bad.

So there you have it. Some of the flavors were awful, but you expect that going in. You know buffalo wing pop is going to be disgusting, but you buy it anyway, because you want to say you’ve tried buffalo wing pop. It’s all about the novelty.

Other flavors were really cool. You don’t often get to try watermelon, chocolate, and pear-flavored soda!

My favorite bottle design, which I didn’t get to try, was Unknown Dred, a “road rage red” pop dedicated to some dreadlocked dude whose photo appears twice on the packaging. I didn’t understand it at all, which was probably the point.

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Which flavors would you try at Pops Soda Ranch?

15 thoughts on “Quirky Attraction: Pops Soda Ranch, Home of 600 Crazy Soda Flavors”

  1. I think, the next time I go to a candy shop that sells soda, I may have to try one of those dessert flavored sodas! The first one I would go for is the birthday cake soda!

  2. I tried the PB&J on a recent road trip, and you described it perfectly. The other intriguing one I brought back for a friend, but also tried was the sweet corn soda. Totally smelled of corn, like drinking a can of creamed corn. Not so pleasant, but you gotta try the weird ones!

    1. The only weird soda I’ve tried so far was the Kitty Piddle! I was at a candy shop in Kansas, and I gotta tell you! That soda has a really sweet pineapple flavor to it!

  3. Whoa! This place is totally awesome! I actually want to try out the Peanut Butter Jelly soda. Pretty weird but, I wonder how it taste like? And the Buffalo Wing!

  4. Awesome article! I would love to check out this place. There were some pretty crazy pop flavors at the Coca-Cola Museum tap room in Atlanta too.

  5. Wow, what an interesting stop on Rte 66. I was very intrigue by the buffalo wing soda. Even though you already described how bad it was, I still want to try it just to see how bad it really is:) Oh, the curiousity for the novelty.

  6. What a cool place! I want to go there, even though I rarely drink pop. 🙂 I’m glad you sampled some and shared your opinions with us. I can’t say that any sound good, but I’d be game for the Buffalo wing or pear. Maybe the trick is to drink them while you eat plain, grilled chicken??

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