Let’s start with the name. I love the name.
Squeak! Makes you think of a kitten greeting you or a puppy chewing on his toy, doesn’t it?
Several fun loving members of the Colorado Springs Local Foods Meetup group met last Thursday for ice cream, sodas and sandwiches. It was an eclectic group, ranging from a young military wife to a long lost friend of mine, to a friendly young man who reminded me of my late husband in our younger days.
My favorite thing about Squeak Soda Shop is the soda. Not that I drink soda very often. In fact, I just threw out a year old case of Pepsi someone brought for a party last year. But Squeak’s 70 flavors always draw me in. They’ll make the soda with sugar or Splenda or neither, to your specifications. Ask for lots of sugar or hardly any, and they’ll make it just the way you want. They will also make it with or without color.
I usually get the lavender soda, but this time I threw caution to the wind and tried a cucumber soda with minimal sugar. It was so good! I forgot to request no color, so it’s green. Green makes a better picture anyway.
I knew about the soda, but what I did not know … listen up small business owners and wedding planners … is that Squeak makes custom sodas with custom labels. In other words, I could order 50 or 100 or 1000 clear cucumber sodas and they would put my Hungry Chicken Homestead label on it. (Cucumber is appropriate because chickens like cucumbers).
Just think! I could hand them out at networking events or raffle them off at the upcoming Colorado Springs Community Alliance Community Dinner! Ooo! Good idea! Maybe I will!
All in all, we had a great time. The panini cheese sandwiches were delicious and don’t get me started on the Death By Chocolate ice cream. Our hostess, Bethany, made it into a shake for me and I lived to tell the delicious tale.
We hardly even got to the retro candy and the Wii. I had to ask for the Wii controllers. Bethany explained that she had to cut a few youngsters off earlier in the day and had them behind the counter. Oddly enough, we hardly saw any children that afternoon. One adult after another streamed into the shop, keeping the place hopping!
Look for Squeak at Rockrimmon and Vindicator, in the shopping center with the Safeway. You’ll know it when you see the cheerfully colored patio wall.
Among other things, it says, “No Curmudgeons Allowed”, not that anyone could remain a curmudgeon within its happy walls.