BLUE SUN SODA & SWEET SHOP

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      BLUE SUN SODA & SWEET SHOP

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      What does every good little (or big) boy and girl want for Christmas more than a fun afternoon out? Why, all the soda pop and sweets they can eat, of course! How about over one-thousand flavors of soda, along with candy from around the entire world? It’s enough sugary goodness to keep one in the holiday spirit all year long!

      Can't keep track of over 1,000 flavors? That's OK, BSSSS has you covered
      Can’t keep track of over 1,000 flavors? That’s OK, BSSSS has you covered

      But you may want to stick to just one brand. Whistler Classic Soda is bottled on site and is the most flavorful soda you have ever tasted!

      Don't believe me? Well, check this out
      Don’t believe us? Well, check this out
      Yep, that's soda bottling machinery right there
      Yep, that’s soda bottling machinery right there

      Still don’t believe us? Take a tour yourself. Tours are $5.00 per person when groups fill out to ten, or a $50.00 minimum. And, you get a bottle of Whistler soda at the end of your tour.

      What are we talking about? Well, the Blue Sun Soda & Sweet Shop in Spring Lake Park, MN, USA.

      Blue Sun Soda & Sweet Shop on County Highway 10
      Blue Sun Soda & Sweet Shop on County Highway 10

      OK, maybe we still need to come down from our sugar rush, and get to telling you why your favorite online news source is reporting on a sweets shoppe. But, first one more hit of delicious Whistler soda. That’s right, we brought some home. And candy too.

      We have barely mentioned the candy. From unique to classic, they have it all!

      This isn't even all the candy
      This isn’t even all the candy

      They have an entire “Wall of Pez”. Have you ever seen a flippen wall of Pez?

      All the Pez that is the Pez that's fit to Pez!
      All the Pez that is the Pez that’s fit to Pez!

      Did we write “flippen”? Is that bad? Do we have to put money in the swear jar?

      Luckily for me, use of the swear jar is not mandatory
      Luckily for us, use of the swear jar is not mandatory

      Oh yea . . . flippen . . . as in pinball; the reason you are probably reading this article.

      But did we tell you about the fireworks?

      Fireworks and candy and pop, oh my!

      Fireworks and candy and pop, oh my!
      Fireworks and candy and pop, oh my!

      We can’t forget about the duck and snail big enough to ride.

      Duck and snail, plus there's and elephant around here somewhere
      Duck and snail, plus there’s and elephant around here somewhere

      An elephant never forgets. And we won’t forget to tell you about the pinball tie-in.

      But look at all . . . that . . . candy.

      Candy, candy, candy!
      Candy, candy, candy!

      We swore we weren’t going to forget to tell you something. But what was it? Maybe another soda to refresh our memory.

      Speaking of soda. Look at all that pop!

      Soda, soda, soda! Soo many flavors, so little bladder
      Soda, soda, soda! Soo many flavors, so little bladder

      Now, what was it and where was it? Ah yes, the carbonation has invigorated our memory. There is an entire room of…

      Pinball, pinball, pinball!
      Pinball, pinball, pinball!
      Seven pinball games along the first half way down the left side
      Seven pinball games along the first half way down the left side
      Five more pinball games along the second halfway down the left side
      Five more pinball games along the second halfway down the left side
      And yet another five more pinball games on the right side
      And yet another five more pinball games on the right side

      The pinball games proved more popular than the other games.

      At just a quarter per game, these guys could use their miserly allowance to play many games
      At just a quarter per game, these guys could use their miserly allowance to play many games

      In fact, several did play many pinball games. Like a holiday stocking hung on the mantel with care, the change machine even had to be stuffed while we visited.

      Neal the Soda Jerk sweetly cheesin' for the camera
      Neal the Soda Jerk sweetly cheesin’ for the camera

      The purpose of our trip to the Blue Sun Soda & Sweet Shop was mainly to get a case of soda for this year’s soon-upcoming holiday’s festivities.

      But we will be back to Blue Sun to play their eclectic collection of older and newer pinball machines in the near future. And, of course, to enjoy more of the world’s most flavorful soda – and try other flavors too.

      The entire store is cleverly decorated with such paraphernalia - maybe next time we can slow down and enjoy all the details rather than gulp it all in?
      The entire store is cleverly decorated with such paraphernalia – maybe next time we can slow down and enjoy all the details rather than gulp it all in?
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