i was quite shocked when i got an email asking me if i wanted to obtain some of this soda. i assumed i had reviewed it years ago. but i had not. strangely, that night i went to Marshall’s to look for something else and of course i had to browse their food aisle as there are always yummy cookies and junk. for whatever reason, they had gotten a bunch of Maine Root beverages and also Sioux City! as the shelf was a mess, i figured maybe i could get a mixed four pack as i did not want four diet sarsaparillas. sadly though i got the head cashier or manager or something (i don’t know his level, i just know i have seen him ordering people around before) and he sent someone to the aisle to see if a full four pack could be made. of course it could and i had to get 4 diet sarsaparillas. alas.
i find it a little interesting that this is the only diet drink from Sioux City that falls under my review banner. no diet birch or diet root. i guess Sioux City has always stressed the sarsaparilla as their main product anyway. yet with only one other US made diet sarsaparilla, this is still surprising.
in the grand scheme, this is not tasty. in the diet realm, it is pretty good. i don’t get the awful diet aftertaste quite as much, but i still know it is diet. the metallic tinge is present, kind of wrecking the sarsaparilla flavor underneath it. i can taste the intended sarsaparilla undertone so i know it is there, but that fades kind of quickly so just the metal flavor is in my mouth and i go “ick”. oh well.
Anthony’s Rating: 52
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|12oz glass bottle
|Marshall’s, Bridgewater, NJ
Ingredients: purified carbonated water, caramel color, potassium benzoate (a preservative), natural and artificial flavor, sucralose, citric acid and acesulfame k