NEPA Scene Staff

Annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 27

Annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 27

From a press release: Declared “the most Pennsylvania thing ever” on its flyer, the annual Middleswarth Potato Chip Eating Contest is coming back for a sixth year, leaving nothing but empty Weekender bags and millions of tiny crumbs in its wake. If you’ve ever scarfed down a bag or cardboard bucket of this local snack […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

From a press release: In March, a new company called Parlor Beverages announced that it would be creating craft sodas in Wilkes-Barre. Now, this lifestyle brand built on nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll is telling soda drinkers to “get ready for a mouthful of madness” – $10 four-packs of root beer, butterscotch root beer, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Just Born in Bethlehem collaborates with Pepsi to make Peeps marshmallow cola

Just Born in Bethlehem collaborates with Pepsi to make Peeps marshmallow cola

From a press release: Today, Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem and PepsiCo introduced Pepsi x Peeps, a new beverage that combines the crisp taste of cola with soft and sweet marshmallow flavor. It will be instantly recognizable with Peeps-inspired design on 7.5-ounce Pepsi mini-cans in bright yellow, pink, and blue colorways. To usher in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA rock stars and business owners create new Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages

NEPA rock stars and business owners create new Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages

From a press release: Nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll – these two things commonly appear together but rarely do they intertwine into a craft beverage moniker. Parlor Beverages in Wilkes-Barre seeks to alter that perspective as it enters the market offering lifestyle brand craft sodas, kicking off with both root beer and butterscotch flavors that […]

 Rich Howells

Allentown soda company A-Treat closes as Facebook fans fight to save it

Allentown soda company A-Treat closes as Facebook fans fight to save it

Just a few years shy of its 100-year anniversary, A-Treat announced that, effective Jan. 23, the company has shut down all production of its many flavors of soft drinks. According to the beverage company’s website, A-Treat was founded in a three-car garage in downtown Allentown in 1918 by Joseph and Jack Egizio and moved to […]