this actually scares me a little. i have never had salty sarsaparilla. i have had lots of salty limeade which i love, so maybe this will be similar somehow? i feel the answer is no and it will be gross. ok, it smells ok so far… how for the taste… hhhmmm, not actually salty at all. strange. it actually has a similar taste to the other Asian sarsaparillas i have had, mainly Sarsi but there was another i think too. anyway the flavor is very herbal and unique to this sub-genre of sodas. it is almost bitter and not very sweet despite the presence of two sweeteners. it verges on medicinal at times but not in a really bad way, more in a kind of tasty medicine way. “kind of tasty” being the key here as it does not actually taste all that good. different does not equal good so much in this case. i could drink it but i would prefer not to do so. i don’t think i have ever seen “carbon dioxide” as an ingredient, especially right in the middle of the list which means this gas weighs more than than the stuff after it like caramel. weird also. the carbonation is high though so perhaps there is merit to that claim. i will never know! it actually seems to taste worse the more i drink. maybe since i was fearful of it to start i expected the worst and when it was ok i was surprised. i wonder if there is a whole world of Taiwanese sarsaparillas out there…
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|12 oz can
|Asian Food store in NJ
Ingredients: water, sugar, fructose, malic acid, carbon dioxide, flavour, citric acid, sodium citrate, carsmel, glycine, salt