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Dang! That’s Good Butterscotch Root Beer

ah, my first ever butterscotch root beer! although i suspect there are no other ones out there so it may very well be my last too. i actually did review this, sort of, for the cameras of the History Channel, so if you do catch the episode i am on, this is the mystery root beer which i cannot say the name of. but as i said above, how many butterscotch root beers are there out there anyway?!
don’t get me wrong here, i very much enjoy those butterscoth candies in the yellow wrapper that my grandmother would get from the grocery store but no one ever believed she paid for as she was very frugal and buying loose candies would be quite the extravagance indeed! perhaps she paid what she thought they were worth or what they went for in her day, putting a nickel in the sample payment box and taking a handful in her overly large purse. it actually does not say how many you get for that 5 cents, now then does it young man?! just “Samples: 5 cents.” but that is neither here nor there. except that this soda tastes just like those things, melted down and liquefied. i suppose there is a slight root beer taste in there too, but on the whole it is an insanely sweet, somewhat carbonated version of those candies.
i will admit i do like it for a few swigs but even i find it hard to get through a whole bottle. it is just too sweet. i suppose though that you could just have their regular root beer if you are not in the mood for this, but i must judge it against the world of root beers that i have thrust it into, not as a sub genre of its own. i think i gave this a higher grade on the air but i did not drink all that much of it that day, so i have lowered it down. it is an interesting novelty item and i am glad it exists but it is not a great drink.

Anthony’s Rating: 71
User’s Rating: 88
# of ratings:56

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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: WI, online

Obtained in: mail order from company
Head: Small Sweetener: high fructose corn syrup
Calories: 120 Sodium: 40mg
Carbs: 31g Sugar: 31g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: carbonated water, high fructose corn sweetener, carmel color, citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, and sodium benzoate (a preservative)

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  1. On Modern Marvels you said this one was an 81 out of 100! Personally, I too give this around 78-82. It’s pretty darn good.

  2. right, but as i said in the review, i lowered it after drinking more of the bottle. first impression was much better than the later taste.

  3. By the way, this root beer uses “sugar” now instead of HFCS. Yay!

  4. Jesse says:

    I disagree I think it taste more like root beer and the butterscotch is light. In fact I thought it needed more butterscotch flavor. And nothing is too sweet for me cause I drink a lot of soda and eat junk food all the time. I am used to sweets. But I like it a lot.

  5. I went online and ordered 11 different root beers I have never had before. This was one of them. Over all it has great butterscotch flavor, but the flavor of root beer is weak. But I did like it and gave it a score of 80.

  6. Beth says:

    these are at ike’s place in SF.

  7. Sally Davis says:

    Loved it immediately. Where can I buy it in Canton, Ohio? My son brought it from Columbus, Ohio, or somewhere near there.

  8. Jeff says:

    This was a good butterscotch drink and I like butterscotch but the root beer flavor was lacking.

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