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Avery Soda conducts presidential poll based on soda sales


A New Britain-based soda brewing company is producing flavors named after the candidates in the 2012 presidential race.

Avery Sodas is distributing a Barack O'Berry, which has blue raspberry and lemon flavors, and a Cream de Mitt, which is a peaches and cream-flavored soda. The sodas are named after President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, respectively.

"This is the fun part," said Robb Metz of Avery Sodas. "We do these things for fun."

A straw poll will be conducted of customers on what their favorite flavors are.

"A lot of folks buy them because they're just fun, little souvenirs," Metz said. "But, it's a little closer this year than last... so it's a little more interesting."

Avery Sodas, which has been bottling from the same location since 1904, has created sodas for previous presidential candidates including Barack O'Berry and John McCreme four years ago in honor of Obama and Republican challenger John McCain.

Metz said products were reflective of the 2008 presidential election.

"Yes, we like to say John McCreme got creamed," he said.

The first Barack O'Berry made by Avery Sodas had pineapple flavor mixed with the blue raspberry flavor to represent Obama's Hawaiian roots.

In the current straw poll, Cream de Mitt is outselling Barack O'Berry.

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