Buck Snort Root Beer

March 26, 2018
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 5:00 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12 oz can, On Tap
Available: ID

Obtained in: trade with Sagi
Head: Small Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 180 Sodium: 15mg
Carbs: 44g Sugar: g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/BuckSnort-Root-Beer/113431492028110

That Sagi is a miracle worker I must say. Getting sodas from across the land at all times. i was not sure i would ever get my hands on this carbonated drink. they proclaim 'Sun Valley's Original Root Beer" on the can several times which is most likely true. I cannot think of any other sodas from that vicinity. i quite like their can, it stands out. it seems like a basic silver can with a sticker label, something i have never encountered before. it is definitely unique.
i usually like to try a soda before i read the ingredient list and in this case i am glad i did. holy wow, this is super molasses tasting! it completely jumps out at you. now i really really like molasses so for me this is good but if you do not, this is most definitely not the soda for you. beyond the molasses it is very sweet as well, probably too much so. it really is very syrupy when i look at it more subjectively. for me, i like sweet things so it is not the worst but it tastes much like a root beer barrel candy melted very quickly in your mouth. there is not a lot of carbonation either so that does not help its cause either. i find it quite funny that this has 2% of my calcium and potassium for the day. and 0% of my iron and vitamin D, i mean why even list those? it seems silly and pointless really. it is a good drink, with a little less sugar and more carbonation it could be super yummy.
Ingredients:carbonated water, cane sugar, molasses, vanilla extract, organic flavors, sassafras oil, phosphoric acid (preservative)


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Johnnie Ryan Diet Root Beer

March 19, 2018
Filed under: diet root beers — anthony @ 5:00 am
Type: Diet Root Beer Comes In: 11.5oz glass bottle
Available: NY, Canada

Obtained in: Rocket Fizz
Head: Medium Sweetener: sucralose/splenda, Acesulfame-k
Caffeine: No
Website: http://johnnieryan.com

well, this is almost a Canadian diet root beer, i mean it even has French translations of most of the label. are the standards higher or lower for such things? i will hope for higher but expect lower. the label proclaims is 'delicious' so that is something to live up to.
well, it is not delicieux (delicious in French i just found out!) i will just say right off the bat. it is in fact bitter, harsh and does not taste at all like root beer. it tastes like vile articial sweeteners. and that is really all it tastes like. if i were on a diet for some reason i would not get this. i really can't think of a reason i would get this. it is not blatantly offensive tasting but it isn't good in any way. if they made it taste anything like root beer it would help immensely.

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Hard Times Cafe Root Beer

March 12, 2018
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 5:00 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: MD, VA

Obtained in: candy store in FL
Head: Large Sweetener: sugar, honey
Calories: 170 Sodium: 35mg
Carbs: 42g Sugar: 42g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://hardtimescafe.com

this soda is made by Old Dominion so i always thought it was the same recipe as their regular root beer. i believe i even checked the ingredients and nutritional info at some point as well to confirm. or perhaps emailed them and asked. but at this point it is different from the recipe i reviewed many years back so it qualifies as a new soda anyway. plus doing it as Hard Times makes me not have to change the new of the Dominion review to 'old recipe' or something like that. strangely i think i bought this soda for a chain of restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC in Florida and brought it back to NJ to review. funny how the world works sometimes.
judging by the sort of weird ingredients, i expect this to be tasty yet predictable. let us find out, shall we?
yeah, that is about right. it is good. the honey provides a nice touch to the otherwise regular root beer taste. the mouth feel is very smooth and creamy, which is the vanilla doing its job despite being at the end of the ingredient list. the flavor develops and changes over about 20 seconds which is rather fun and makes it more of a sipping root beer, one to pay attention to if you so desire, but it does not demand attention so you could just swig it or not pay much attention and have it be a compliment to a meal or just a beverage to have while doing other things. there is a large, foamy, long lasting head as well, so for esthetic purposes it looks pretty.
Ingredients:water, sugar, honey, root beer extract #214, root beer extract #79-400, citric acid, sodium benzoate (a preservative), yucca, vanilla


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Amway XS Energy Drink Rootbeer Blast

March 5, 2018
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 5:00 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 8.4oz can
Available: everywhere

Obtained in: trade with Sagi
Head: Small Sweetener: sucralose/splenda
Calories: 10 Sodium: 15mg
Carbs: 0g Sugar: 0g
Caffeine: No
Website: amway.com

I had been trying to acquire this for quite some time. the only way to get some it seems was to find an Amway dealer and buy a whole case. I did find someone but i didn't at all want a whole case so i waited. i don't like to have energy drinks for one thing, and i don't like sugar free things for another. of course the mighty Sagi came through and sent me the one can i wanted.
i must say i am a little scared of this. i popped the seal and let it sit a moment on my desk and after a couple minutes it has started to bubble over. i have never seen a canned drink do that. very weird. but let me try it out…
hhhmmm, it is not horrible. at least not as bad as most zero sugar sodas or most energy drinks i have had, which is maybe the three root beer ones that have existed in the past couple decades. it tastes sort of rootbeer-like, but also has that vile diet aftertaste that wrecks anything good in the end. it is rather watery and strangely not too carbonated, especially with all the bubbling and junk. but i also don't know what a lot of these ingredients are and they sound scary so i will stop drinking this now. i mean calcium d-pantothenate, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride and cyanocobalamin? what are these things Amway? i hope it isn't mind control, don't let it be mind control. or that weird Compliance stuff from Black Mirror either, ok? thanks.
Ingredients:carbonated water, taurine, l-glutamine, caramel color, citric acid, acesulfame potassium, caffeine, sodium benzoate (preservative), potassium sorbate (preservative), sucralose, calcium d-pantothenate, niacinamide, herbal blend (panax ginseng root extract and panax quinquefolium root extract), pyridoxine hydrochloride, cyanocobalamin


Anthony's Rating: 66
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