the best tasting (for me) soda i had was at the time i was living in Europe, and when in Montreal also (but harder to find in this last city) was the italian Brio, a cola.
can't find it in the small city i live in now, too bad.
anyone else likes it?
I like it, JB. Look in a local pizzaria, I find many of them sell it. It's actually pretty common in Ontario, even in the supermarkets.
Brio is the brand, Chinotto is the drink. (like Pepsi and Cola). Brio is made in (or at least distributed out of) Montreal (so Google says).
Very good with a veal sandwich.
I don't know about availability in Quebec, but in Ontario, Sobeys and Zellers both carry a chinotto made by San Pellegrino in Italy. San Pellegrino's mineral water is nice and they make other soft drinks with it. Try the Aranciatta if you find it - orange, but refreshing, not sweet.
A few years ago (okay, maybe 20), I ordered a rye and coke in a cafe on St Clair West in Toronto. It tasted odd so I questioned it. Oops, we opened a can of Brio by mistake, no charge sir. I paid for the next three or four...