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Frostie Root Beer – old

at last! frostie is mine to drink! you don’t know how many people told me to just go get some at Costco or something. finally i just ordered some. then i also got a bottle in my sampler pack from Seattle Specialty Beverages. the drink itself is pretty much regular root beer. a little spicy, a slight wintergreen kick, a pretty lot of carbonation. creamy. a good drink though. it may be somewhat generic but it falls on the good side of that fence. the foam lasts forever also, which is weird but not really bad so much.

Anthony’s Rating: 85
User’s Rating: 84
# of ratings:319

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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle, 12 oz can
Available: CA, OK, TX, online

Obtained in: mail from Seattle Specialty Beverages &
Head: Large Sweetener: high fructose corn syrup, sugar
Calories: 160 Sodium: 50mg
Carbs: 40g Sugar: 40g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sugar, caramel color, sodium benzoate (a preservative), citric acid, natural and artificial flavors

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  1. Nancy Collins says:

    This used to be my favorite bottled root beer growing up. When I saw it back on the shelf I eagerly bought some and was—very let down. There is no denying they’ve monkeyed with the formula since the 1960s. It’s not bad–it’s simply not what it used to be.

  2. Mattthew says:

    I would say this is the quintessential average root beer.

  3. is says:

    This Frostie had high fructose corn syrup in it. Maybe if you tried the Frostie Root Beer that Orca Beverages produces it would be a little tastier; because Orca Beverages uses cane sugar in their’s.

  4. Team_Tia says:

    I was terribly disappointed with the Frostie Root Beer that I tasted. It was from Orca Beverages (Who ROCK btw!) but I found it lack luster.

    Given the high revue here, I’ll give it another try next time I’m down in Washington.

  5. Actually, the Frostie Root Beer made by Orca Beverages is pretty darn good!! It is kind of a weak flavor, yet pretty satisfying. Light vanilla and mint flavor and aroma. One of these days I’ll have to do a taste test between the HFCS and cane sugar version. Coincidentally, I too give this an 85.

  6. Griff says:

    Sad to hear it isn’t what it was. The sales of Frostie have been sold to Intrastate Distributing of Detroit, MI since 2009. My dad was a 7-Up and Frostie Distributor in the late ’60s and I also grew up with it being one of my favorite drinks. I will also be checking out the obviously new brand once I contact the company here.

  7. This seems to be available anywhere there is a Fred Meyer with a cold case. Alaska, probably Washington, Oregon, etc.

  8. Jeff says:

    I have always enjoyed a Frostie root beer as a standard go to root beer.

  9. Phil says:

    The frostie root beer now produced exclusively by frostie root beer LLC in Detroit is awesome! June 2014

  10. Phil says:

    Be sure and get the Frostie made with Real Cane Sugar.

  11. Phil says:

    Pepsi! Are you reading? Purchase the Frostie elf and distribute for all America to enjoy. I don’t like that bulldog. The elf rules.

  12. Sqotty says:

    One of my all time favorites, as I grew up with this particular brand. Shows up at a stand at the Minnesota State Fair, the real stuff, made with cane sugar. Brings back many good memories. Can get it in Minnesota at Jim’s Apple Farm (along with dozens of other brands).

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  14. cherryflv817 says:

    I’ll call this the Frostie that uses cane sugar and rate accordingly: Pretty sweet, not very carbonated, not very rooty or smooth, but actually pretty drinkable.

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