Nevada’s most iconic soft drink doesn’t make any sense

While Las Vegas isn’t known for any particular beverage, the energy drink Xyience is based here.

It seems that Thrillist missed that when making this map, labeling Red Bull, of Austrian origins, as Nevada’s “most iconic soft drink.”

“More a postulation than anything,” was their explaination, “we’re just assuming that everyone in Nevada needs Red Bull to keep going.”

We may not really be the wind beneath Red Bull’s wings, but it could be worse.

North Dakota was awarded Coca-Cola because they couldn’t find a single thing on the state.

All other states are given drinks that either originated there, or are most popular. The obvious ones are Faygo, commonly associated with hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse, in Michigan and Jones Soda, famous for strange labels and even stranger flavors like bacon and candy corn, in Washington.

Some of the states were given sodas that belong on a “you know you’re from here when you drink this,” article, such as Foxon Park in Connecticut, Ale-8-One in Kentucky and Cherikee Red in Ohio.

So, tell us Las Vegas, if it isn’t Red Bull (which isn’t a soft drink by colloquial definition), what are we “iconic” for?

Contact Kristen DeSilva at or 702-477-3895. Follow her on Twitter: @kristendesilva

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