Faygo Old Fashioned Root Beer Genuine Draft Style

April 16, 2000
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 4:41 pm
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 2L plastic bottle, 3L plastic bottle, 16oz glass bottle
Available: CT, DE, FL, MI, NJ, NY, NC, OH, SC, online

Obtained in: Illinois
Head: Medium Sweetener: high fructose corn syrup
Calories: 180 Sodium: 45mg
Carbs: 44g Sugar: 43g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.faygo.com/

well, it is better than the diet. not good though, mind you. i suspect i may get a bunch of hate mail from juggalos or however you spell that word for fans of the Insane Clown Posse but i never got the impression that they liked to DRINK Faygo, just to spray it and junk. for as cheap as this is, it is decent though. i wouldn’t pick it out of a bunch, unless it was like Journey, Virgil’s and this though. yeh.
Ingredients:carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, potassium benzoate (as a preservative), citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, gum arabic


Anthony’s Rating: 42
User’s Rating: 69
# of ratings:167

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9 Comments for this post

 
Kriztoffer Swank Says:

I dig it. 🙂 For a good (not great) root beer, I rank this, Dad's, and A&W equally.

 
marc Says:

This was a no head, no smell, nothing of a root beer.

 
ikuul Says:

They have started to use cane sugar in their glass bottled line. I've tried the root beer only one time, and it was a pretty good root beer. I definitely will be trying it again.

 
Scott G Says:

I like it quite a lot. I use this as a baseline to compare other root beers to. Yes, they have indeed started using cane sugar, and it's much better for it.

 
is Says:

This is actually a really really tasty root beer. Haven't had it for a while, so I can't really give it a score. It's a definite buy.

 
is Says:

I have to say, this stuff was very very tasty. An 88 for sure; because the flavor is just perfect. Put it in a frosted mug and with an aluminum straw, and it just tastes spectacular. I've noticed though that they started using different bottles recently. They are shorter and are not acl anymore….. which is too bad. I've noticed that a few of their flavors in these bottles do not taste the same as their previous long-neck bottles as the one pictured. All in all, though this root beer still had the magical touch. It tastes kind of like Shasta root beer, but waaaaay better – it has a bit of spice and a bit of vanilla. Very Very good. Anthony needs to try this one again.

 
rick b Says:

I think this is funny if you think about it, the bottle says "Original root beer" Yet in the Ingredients, it says, "Artifical flavor"

You mean "Original root beer" contained "Artifical flavor"?

Can you just buy that at the store, or did they make that home made years ago?

Over all I simply was not impressed and gave it a 60

 
Drew Fisher Says:

Another "commercial" root beer–Faygo was one of the root beers of my childhood when it was a regional company–and before the advent of corn-derived sweeteners. Unfortunately, it is now a big nation-wide company and has gone over to "the Dark Side": sweetening with HFCS.
Then, as now, it was never really a memorable or highly desirable soda–there were many others that I preferred to it–though I would choose Faygo Root Beer over Vernor's any day!

 
Jeff Says:

While this was a good root beer, that's all it was. Nothing to get excited about but something I can drink on a regular basis.

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