Good Luck Soda, produced in the San Fernando Valley with real fruit and cane sugar, is the joint effort of photographer Chris Hahn and illustrator Annie Seo, high school friends who founded Good Luck Soda in 2015. So far, I’ve enjoyed orange vanilla cream ($6), which tasted like a creamsicle, and tried seasonal pomegranate mint limeade, which provided sweet, tart refreshment. Basically, each soda tastes like the flavor advertised, and is balanced, not too sweet. I’d also be curious to try grapefruit rosemary, which comes from their core collection, along with seasonal melon flavors like watermelon basil and honeydew lime mint.
One amusing aspect to the brand is that they’d even need good luck. As you can see from a behind the scenes look at the company’s process, there’s not much mystery surrounding their efforts, soda production is pretty straight forward, and results are impressive.
So far, I’ve seen bottles of Good Luck Soda at House Roots Coffee in Granada Hills, and Bar Nine in Culver City. With any luck, and proper marketing, Good Luck Soda will gain traction.