a few months ago i went to my local Walgreens to get something or other, maybe a prescription or perhaps some cold and flu medicine or whatever, that is not the important thing here, stay focused! anyway, so i go there and happen to glance at the soda selection as i have a habit of doing every time i pass any bottled beverages at all. to my shock and delight i see a new root beer brand! both regular and diet! whoa! as i think i was ill at the time and i had a huge backup of sodas in my fridge, i did not get it right then. but i went back recently, having totally forgotten it was there and was happy again to see it still there, yet annoyed at my memory for failing me yet again. ug, getting old i guess. so i bought it.
and now i am drinking it. and it is very tasty. which sort of goes against my slight bias against big corporations and their beverage attempts. i guess sometimes they get it right. glass bottle? check! no corn syrup, actual sugar? check! tastes good? check! sometimes i think i should do some sort of blind tasting so i am not influenced by the brand name or packaging or whatever. i do try to be impartial to that stuff though. but the fact that they went to the trouble of not using high fructose corn syrup and bottled in glass shows to me that they are trying to make something of quality. this soda has just the right amount of creaminess so it goes down well but urges you not to just chug it. the carbonation level is very good, it is present and adds its fun to the mix yet it does not overwhelm or strike back against you. i suppose it loses a couple points for being a bit too predictable in flavor, i hope for some, at least slight, variety to set it apart. i will be getting this a lot more often i think as it is probably the easiest o find, very good root beer. shocking! have i sold out my punk rock/DIY/indie ideals? stay tuned for my review of the diet version eventually and see!
Anthony’s Rating: 88
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||16oz glass bottle|
|Available:||AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, everywhere||Obtained in:||Walgreens, Bound Brook, NJ|