Wawa Root Beer

August 28, 2009
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 1:25 pm
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 20 oz plastic bottle
Available: DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA

Obtained in: for christmas from my wife
Head: Medium Sweetener: high fructose corn syrup
Calories: 165 Sodium: 37mg
Carbs: 46g Sugar: 46g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://wawa.com

i know i have an awesome wife since she not only listens to what i say, she not only cares about stuff she does not care too much about that i care a lot about, but she actually does something about it and gets me a root beer i have never had! wow, thanks honey!
i never knew there was a town called “Wawa” either. weird. one much wonder which came first. was Wawa, PA a town formed around the mighty industry of convenience food which the Wawa corporation brought to the area? or has Wawa grown so huge that they have their own post office and zip code, much like the Vatican itself? um, no, not likely.
so for a store brand soda this is pretty decent. it is not great but it is acceptable. high carbonation levels, a sharp taste with a not overpowering amount of sweetness and a solid amount of bubble action add up to something alright. for 99 cents i suppose you can’t go too wrong in a pinch. i find it a bit curious that it is made in Canada as Wawa is strictly a mid-Atlantic US company. but perhaps it costs less to do ship it all the way down there from our great neighbor to the north otherwise known as Snow Mexico. i do bring this soda down a point or so for going with the HFCS although it is to be expected. for now.
Ingredients:carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, potassium benzoate (a preservative), natural and artificial flavor, citric acid


Anthony’s Rating: 75
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3 Comments for this post

 
DrRootbeer Says:

There was a WaWa convience store in Middletown, CT and served their root beer from a fountain. In the late 1980's,I made it a point to stop there everytime I passed thru the area. Their root beer was that good and it had taste similarites to a chocolate Necco wafer.

 
Mike FitzSimmons Says:

I just got into exploring the many facets of Root Beer. I'm better at immediate comparisons than trying to give a score, since I don't know exactly what I'm looking for. So I made a bracket. I went out to a Wawa, picked up a bottle of both root beers they sell (A&W and Wawa), and my bracket hit a brick wall. The A&W root beer was indistinguishable from the Wawa root beer. I mean, it makes sense that Wawa would model their root beer after possibly the most popular root beer, but how do I deal with a tie?! Maybe someone with more refined root beer tasting skills would be able to educate me on the subtle differences. Wawa is cheaper, but A&W is more widely available, so that's a wash. What do I do?!

 
anthony Says:

hhhmmmm… yeah, i think you will find that many widely available root beers are pretty darn close in taste. those two are very similar indeed i would say. you just have to go with your personal preference in the end. some people like a sweeter soda or a more carbonated one or a creamier one or a more herbal one. it is really up to your tastes. but if they taste the same to you, then a tie it is. you can always break a tie with other, more visual or aesthetic reasons, better packaging or bigger foam when poured.

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