H-E-B Root Beer

January 6, 2014
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 4:51 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: TX

Obtained in: trade with Eric
Head: Medium Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 170 Sodium: 45mg
Carbs: 43g Sugar: 42g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.heb.com

i really know nothing about this grocery chain, so i read about it on their website. i am still not sure i know the real truth, but it is a fine tale if it fact or fiction. there are not tons of chain stores that have their own glass bottled soda, Trader Joe’s is the only consistent one i can think of. A&P did it for their anniversary as did Food Town. and this is a serious bottle. it is embossed with their logo and differently shaped than any others i have seen. it seems to be very thick glass also. all of this shows a level of caring and dedication not usually present in store brands. so that is already a plus. they used a non-twist off cap even, requiring extra effort on the part of the drinker. personally it is not too big a deal, i have a bottle opener in my desk right here, but it may necessitate a trip back to the kitchen for some drinkers. or, if you want to drink some on the way home from a rough grocery run, you may be out of luck. it does make me think of the rare store with a cooler full of ice or electric cold and a bottle opener chained to it. or perhaps one attached to the wall by the door.
the taste is not quite up to the fine bottle choice though in my mind. it has a very strong burnt caramel taste that i have encountered a few times before but never really enjoy that much. that is the beginning taste which fades to a very vanilla dominant flavor. that is also not a taste i love. i can see they did try to make something a step above the generic and general and i commend them for that. yet it does not work well for me. both of those flavors just taste “off” in a way on my tongue, especially the ending vanilla. i am sure many people will disagree with my assessment but this is not great.
Ingredients:carbonated water, sugar, caramel color, potassium benzoate (a preservative), natural and artificial flavor, citric acid


Anthony’s Rating: 67
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