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US Foods Chef’s Line Craft Root Beer

this soda was an interesting one. i found out about it and figured I could get some semi-easily. for one, US Foods distributes food all over the country so someplace nearby must have it. for another thing, they are the biggest customer of the company I work for, so there must be some way to track some of this down. but none of that happened. or, more accurately, Sagi emailed me and asked if I needed some of it, so I took him up on the offer rather than really try to seek it out. that is much easier.
I have no idea who that guy is on the label or why he is there. is he supposed to be artisan like the soda? he looks kind of like a strange olde timey sailor maybe? hat is askew, striped paper straw in the his mouth, weird expression on his face. i don’t get it. at all. he seems french for some reason, which is weird as the rest of the bottle seems to be very americana pushing, red, white and blue stripes and red stars.
i also don’t get what the name of this soda should be, “US Foods Chef’s Line Naturally Crafted Artisan Sodas Craft Root Beer” would be the most accurate but is just too long.
moving on…
this surprisingly good! i did not expect much so i am indeed surprised. it is not awesome, but it is different than a standard flavor root beer. the anise is not really shining out, in fact none of the hyped spices seem to make themselves known. i taste more of a cinnamon thing going on. maybe a touch of the sweet birch comes through. i have no idea what cassia tastes like so maybe that is the overwhelming flavor here? nutmeg not so much. it is quite sweet, again a good thing. and it is unique and stands out at least somewhat, so that is all good.

Anthony’s Rating: 87
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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: CA, IL

Obtained in: trade with Sagi S
Head: Medium Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 200 Sodium: 10mg
Carbs: 51g Sugar: 48g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients:carbonated water, cane sugar, natural flavors (vanilla, anise, sweet birch, cassia, and nutmeg), caramel color, and citric acid

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2 Comments

  1. I found this Craft brand line of soda at a little sandwich shop, next to the MN state fair grounds here where I live. I honestly dont know if my bottle was mislabeled or simply the root beer is nasty. I felt as did my wife, it tasted just like cream soda, I know it was the root beer brand, and that is a far cry from your review, so maybe I will try again later, but for now, I give it a really low 20 since root beer should never taste like cream soda.

  2. John G says:

    I was out and stopped for lunch at a bar and grill in Massachusetts. I ordered a root beer and was served this bottle of craft root beer. I have to say it was one of my all time favorites. After going home and having no luck trying to find where I could purchase some, I contacted US foods. Their response was that it was not available in my area. What a bummer, can’t even find it online to purchase.

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