Mirinda Root Beer

September 29, 2014
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 5:00 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12 oz can
Available: online, Thailand

Obtained in: mail order
Head: Small Sweetener: unknown
Caffeine: No

sodas that are ‘Rootbeer Flavor’ frighten me a bit. it is like ‘chocolate flavored coating’ on my chocolate covered pretzels. no, i want actual chocolate, not chocolate flavor! in this case i will let it slide as the rest of the can is in Thai or perhaps Siamese. which makes me have no idea of the ingredients or anything. it could be zebra urine or something really, just rootbeer flavor. who knows? someone who can read Thai, that is who! not me.
any the who, the can combines some traditional root beer images like a frosty, sudsy mug with something that appears to be a hybrid of a flower, a butterfly and an orange cut in half. it also has some illusionary lines that make it initially seem like they want a garbage can look although i now see that it is supposed to look like the frosty mug also pictured. staying on the subject of the can, it is 325 ml, not the usual 330 ml which is 12 oz. i should create a new container category in my database just for this but i probably will not, 5 ml is close enough. Pepsico actually owns this company if that matters in any way to you. actually reading about it, this soda line is marketed as Tropicana Twisters Soda in the US. it is also available in a lot of countries. i don’t know how wide spread the root beer is so i will just leave it as Thailand for now.
so my experiences with sodas from the far east have not always been so great. i am leery here for that reason. nonetheless it is not too bad. it is unusual that is for sure. it starts off not so good, like of tart and becomes a much more fruity taste. the root beer flavor is in there a bit but not a lot. i can’t place the fruit flavor though. i would not try to find it and i certainly wouldn’t mail order it again, but it is not an unpleasant flavor.

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3 Comments for this post

 
Karen Says:

Anthony, watch your chocolate. Although the FDA doesn't permit confections that include both chocolate solids and fats other than cocoa butter to be labeled "chocolate," many manufacturers (not Mars) are adulterating their candy with various vegetable oils because it's cheaper, e.g. http://www.today.com/id/26788143/ns/today-today_food/t/chocoholics-sour-new-hersheys-formula/ . You've been warned!

 
GourmetRootBeer Says:

I've seen various flavors of Mirinda in Europe, mostly Orange but some other fruit flavors. I've never a root beer flavor though. I wonder if they bottle it in glass anywhere.

 
Meghan Says:

Just found this while backpacking Vietnam, seems really common here!

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