so the Australian sarsaparilla reviews keep on coming! again, the bottle is a unique shape although there are a couple of US sodas that come in a bottle something like this. the graphic design is also very good. more old school modern lines meets 50s America but in a good way. the company tagline is “Refreshingly Tasmanian” which honestly means nothing to me. i really have no impression or preconceived notion of what Tasmania is like or how it is distinct from the rest of Australia. the cartoon Tasmanian Devil is about all i can conquer up and i know that is not at all what a real tasmanian devil looks like anyway. i suppose that is my uneducated American poking its ugly head up. alas.
so going to the website, i find that this company is owned by Fosters, which is Australian for “beer” and all of that. interesting. although they do not even list the sarsaparilla on the site as an option. weird. oh wait, there it is, under “Traditional” right by “Ice Cream Soda.” what?! i need someone to tell me what Ice Cream Soda tastes like. i am very curious… wow, all of the flavors are like the weird ones, strawberries & cream and peaches & cream as well as not just lemon, but lemonade, lemon & lime AND lime quench. wow, they like their citrus fruit flavored carbonated beverages! so do i actually. there is no cola, but there is a cola-cream. i gather they like dairy products in their sodas. i would not count most if any of those things as “classic” soda flavors, but i will assume in Tasmania, stuff is different, traditions and the flow of toilet water and so on. plus they have been around since 1883 and i have not, so they know better than me here.
well anyway, on to the soda!
with liquorice expressly listed in the ingredients, i expected that to be a strong flavor, er flavour, but it is not. it is there but more of an undertone, you have to think about it. in fact, there is not much of a flavour at all. it is very watery. sugary water mind you, but it does not have a strong taste. you know you are drinking soda, it has that “soda essence” and carbonation but i may not even guess this was a sarsaparilla. it could be a weak cola or even ginger ale. i am not telling you it is bad, it just is.
Anthony’s Rating: 71
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|Type:||Sarsaparilla||Comes In:||375 ml glass bottle|
|Available:||Australia||Obtained in:||trade with Daniel|
Ingredients: carbonated water, sugar, natural colour (150d from wheat syrup), flavours (liquorice & sarsaparilla), food acid (330)