ah! yet again they have changed their recipe. granted it is probably just switching from partially using high fructose corn syrup to using all cane sugar, but for me that is enough. especially in these lean times for new drinks. =) they re-did the labels as well, so that is even more reason for celebration. plus they sort of re-named it, making it much easier for me to distinguish them in my database and not have to go back and call the previous version “old” and the one before “even older” or some such thing.
all too often these more historic brands end up not being too special. I mean when they started and probably for a long time, they were THE root beer for their local area so just tasting like root beer was enough. but these days the ante has been upped, we can get 100+ brands of root beer with not a whole lot of effort. I want to give a little extra credit to the old brands that weather the storm yet they still have to taste good. this tastes fine, but lacks a hook. it is one of those that sort of improves as you drink it. whether that is due to the carbonation leaving or the contents settling somewhat or something else entirely I do not know, but every time it happens I am about to somewhat write off the drink when it starts to taste better. it morphs from a heavily carbonated, slightly sharp soda into a rather smooth, more rooty beverage by the end. i wouldn’t present this as an example of either or just an an exemplary root beer but it will do in a pinch, if this is your local thing.
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||WI, online||Obtained in:||Rocket Fizz|
Ingredients: carbonated water, pure cane sugar, caramel color, artificial and natural flavors, citric acid, gum acacia, preserved with sodium benzoate