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Napa Valley Soda Co Root Beer

ok, i will admit i try to eat as much organic food and as much sweet food as possible, but never have I heard of “invert sugar” let alone invert sugar of the organic variety. i think it is time for google to flex its muscle. ok well, i don’t quite get it but i think the idea is that invert sugar is sweeter with less carbohydrates than regular sugar but when i check the nutrition info, this has more carbs than pretty much any soda i have seen before. oh well. that is actually the only part of it that is organic. i suppose the carmel color is all natural as is the citric acid huh? so the taste is alright, a little more cane sugary than i would have expected and no real head to speak of. but still not bad. it does taste similar to other of the more “natural” kind of root beers and it probably as good as any of them. i may not seek it out, but i would not turn it down.

Anthony’s Rating: 75
User’s Rating: 63
# of ratings:21

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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: discontinued

Obtained in: Ithaca, NY
Head: Small Sweetener: invert sugar
Calories: 190 Sodium: 15mg
Carbs: 50g Sugar: 50g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: carbonated water, organic invert sugar, caramel color, citric acid, and natural flavor

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  1. Fritz says:

    I have a bottle in my hand right now and it appears the ingredient list has changed:

    Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Natural and Artifical Flavor, Modified Food Starch.

    Mmmm. I can really taste the starch. Actually, it has a non-creamy vanilla-ey taste similar to IBC.

    Or perhaps possibly, they have different varieties. Your label says Organic something or other. Mine says Gourmet. I’d check their site, but the link is a dead link (spam search redirect site).

  2. Fritz says:

    Oh. And the dead URL is still printed on the bottle. I’m slightly (more) afraid of what I might be drinking now.

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