i want to like Hansen’s. really i do. they were featured on the episode of Modern Marvels that i was on, they do the all natural thing, they seem like good people. but their products just are not great. sadly, this is added to that list. but it is a diet beverage, so i suppose that is to be expected from me.
the design of the can is pretty good. a tasty looking foamy mug of root beer with a straw in it is featured along with lots of info on what is NOT in here (preservatives, sodium, aspartame, caffeine, sugar, carbs) and the colorful Hansen’s logo with some diagonal pinstripes to fill in the white background. i guess that whiteness indicates it is diet sort of, all pure and free and fresh or something? i don’t know, just guessing.
there is really nothing “creamy” about this drink. it is harsh and kind of bitter going in and stays that way. it tastes kind of like diet root beer, which tastes nothing like regular root beer. it may be no calories, but at what cost? is it worth losing all taste and then adding back in a vile taste that only resembles the original taste if you lost 98% of your taste buds at some point through a too hot pizza cheese incident or something equally horrific. hooray, no sugar! bummer, metallic flavor… wow, no sodium! aw geez, tummy ache…. coolio no carbs! aaahh shucks, gotta rinse my mouth. do what you want and i will do what i want and i want to not drink this anymore.
Anthony’s Rating: 19
User’s Rating: 83
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|Type:||Diet Root Beer||Comes In:||12 oz can|
|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, Canada||Obtained in:||trade with Steve|
Ingredients: pure triple filtered carbonated water, caramel color, potassium citrate, phosphoric acid, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, natural flavors (licorice root extracts, madagascan vanilla, wintergreen, anise), acacia