this is yet another soda i obtained in trade with the ever resourceful Jon. i know little about it as there is no info online, but that will not stop me from judging it with all of my judging might.
the first thing i find interesting/weird about this beverage is that the plastic bottle it comes in is embossed with the Frostop logo. this leads me to believe that they purchase their bottles from or through Frostop. which seems strange. i guess maybe they got a bulk discount at the bottle makers or something? i mean, i hear about glass bottle soda makers re-using the bottles from closed down companies and using the deposit system to try to retain those bottles. but i really don’t think you can/are supposed to re-use plastic bottles so it can’t be that Kansas City Sarsaparilla bought out the old Frostop bottles. well, it could be that they has new ones but Frostop is still going semi-strong so that is fishy. well, whatever.
the second thing i notice is the tagline on the back of the label: “no matter which end of the horse you’re working with… there’s nothing like an ice cold Kansas City Sarsaparilla to quench your thirst.” which i imagine is true but it is not very catchy.
i like sodas in bottles of this size. perhaps that is some silly feeling like i am drinking a 40 or whatever. or that it is not really too much of a stretch for this to be a one person serving size. the taste of this is kind of bland. i know it tastes like something but when i concentrate on it it is very vague. sure, there is a root beer-ish flavor but it is kind of weak and boring. i suppose for 99 cents a quart i cannot expect much though. it is just dull to me. i would rather get a store brand 2 liter bottle for my dollar i think. i don’t think the lack of carbonation is helping the cause here either. there is very little and absolutely no foaming action. alas.
Anthony’s Rating: 62
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|Type:||Sarsaparilla||Comes In:||1L plastic bottle, 32 oz plastic bottle|
|Available:||MN||Obtained in:||sent by the mighty Jon|
|Head:||Small||Sweetener:||corn sweetener, sugar|
Ingredients: carbonated water, sugar and/or corn sweeteners, caramel color, natural and artificial flavors, phosphoric acid, citric acid abd less than 1/10 of 1% of sodium benzoate to preserve freshness