Ginseng Up Root Beer

October 12, 2015
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 5:00 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: MA, online

Obtained in: trade with Sagi S.
Head: Medium Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 160 Sodium: 10mg
Carbs: 42g Sugar: 42g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.ginsengup.com

So this company actually produces the soda for many other brands, but have just recently finally started making their own personal recipe with their own branding. And ginseng of course. I do like their tagline, “The Root of All Power.” it would be better if it was “The Root of ALL Power” but maybe that is just me. Anyway… You don’t see many root beers in this shorter, squatter bottle, but I like the unique so they get a little bonus for that. the color scheme is also unusual, with a lot of black and a bit of gold, white and brown, there by venturing away from the usual brown/orange domination. I like also that it is all natural, I have been a bit concerned lately about things I read about caramel color so a soda with a natural source of it might be a better thing, I hope.
The soda has a fairly unique taste, that is a plus. It is not the best taste ever though it is decent. it is a sort of fruity thing going on, maybe it is the herbal-ness. I was hoping the wintergreen and clove would shine through more but I can’t say I even taste them at all. I am not sure what ginseng tastes like, if anything so perhaps that adds the unusual flavor here. it is good that they experimented a bit and perhaps learned from their clients’ formulas and recipes about what works and what does not as well as what would make them different. the ginseng is different, a couple of the “energy” root beers have it but i don’t think they tout this as an energy drink in any way. it does taste good, but nothing amazing.
Ingredients:triple filtered carbonated water, cane sugar, wintergreen, oil of cloves & other natural flavors, gum acacia, caramel color (from caramelized cane sugar), korean ginseng extract


Anthony’s Rating: 82
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3 Comments for this post

 
Karen Says:

Does the Unification Church still produce this?

 
ed keen Says:

Yes, Karen they do. Located in Worchester, Massachusetts.

 
is Says:

Oh yeah, this stuff wasn't bad at all. Still need to try their classic version though……..not sure what the difference is? I gave this one an 84; because it had an all around decent flavor without tasting to "all natural" or earthy.

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