so this actually does not say “sarsaparilla” anywhere on it at all, but i am well aware that regular Sarsi is indeed a sarsaparilla thus this must be too. or i think it must be, which is pretty much the same thing. i have only come across one other diet sarsaparilla and that one does not even mention it is diet, so perhaps there is some obscure regulation in the beverage world that declares the words “diet” and “sarsaparilla” cannot appear right next to each other. granted, the other one is from the UK and this one is from the Philippines which are doubt are governed by the same laws in any way. it is also a little weird that no American company makes a diet sarsaparilla.
so anyway, the regular Sarsi is in fact rather gross so my expectations for a diet version are so very low that i have put off reviewing this drink for months. but i may as well get it over with. pop the tab… it actually smells rather tasty! hhhmmm, curious indeed. a very herbal scent with a heavy licorice concentration is definitely present. wait a second, this actually tastes decent too! it just cannot be, a diet sarsaparilla from the Philippines that is not bad?! where am i and what have you done with my world?! it is not great or anything but i like it better than their regular soda which is wacko! it is quite unique tasty and that strong licorice smell is in the taste too. if i had to have a diet drink, i guess i might pick this one. if i could ever find it again, it seems quite elusive. but then again i don’t really try to find it much anyway. but if you are force to not have sugar and want a different beverage, try this one.
Anthony’s Rating: 52
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|Type:||Diet Sarsaparilla||Comes In:||12 oz can|
|Available:||NJ, Philippines||Obtained in:||asian market in NJ|
Ingredients: carbonated water, carmel color, sodium benzoate, natural and artificial flavors, aspartame and citric acid