Diet A & W Root Beer

December 20, 2009
Filed under: diet root beers — anthony @ 1:57 pm
Type: Diet Root Beer Comes In: 12 oz can, 2L plastic bottle
Available: everywhere

Obtained in: someplace
Head: Small Sweetener: aspartame (NutraSweet)
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.rootbeer.com

yes, that is right, i have been doing this thing for over 13 years and i have never reviewed Diet A & W! i am quite shocked myself. i believe a reader pointed it out a few months ago. i tried to rectify it then but i accidentally bought a six pack of A&W cream soda instead… oops. i quickly dumped it all down the drain and recycled the empties so that it would not corrupt anything else in my home. perhaps it was just my subconscious not wanting to subject me to another diet soda. although my love of root beer probably started with an A&W way back when, it was certainly not a diet one. well, on with it, best get it over with. hey, maybe it is good?
you know what? it actually is ok. well, for about 20 seconds until the aftertaste comes in to get you. wow, i am shocked, i fully expected this to be awful. it tastes like a generic, fully sugared root beer for that first little bit, fooling your mouth and innards. yet then it kicks your teeth, subtly mind you, with the metallic aftertaste. that initial taste is not amazing but what the normal “root beer” flavor is thought of to be, if there is such a thing. i guess it tastes like regular A & W if that helps you. hhhmm, interesting indeed.
on a sidenote, this is the 750th root beer i have added to my database, but about the 420th to be reviewed which means there are a ton out there i have not tried. granted i probably never WILL try 90% of those, but still, it gives me hope.
Ingredients:carbonated water, caramel color, sodium benzoate (protects flavor), aspartame, natural and artificial flavors, acesulfame potassium, malic acid


Anthony’s Rating: 50
User’s Rating: 53
# of ratings:20

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2 Comments for this post

 
marcphoto1 Says:

I think it's lousy. I was going to say it sucks, but I wasn't sure I could. Just slightly better then diet or regular Mug

 
marc Says:

I can't believe my first review on this!

WOW. Have my taste changed or what? Now I like it pretty much.
I can't figure out why but why bother. A good diet, good priced soda available everywhere.

The 2nd best diet root beer I can get without spending a fortune on shipping, right behind Steward's root beer.

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