i don’t much like to review store brand sodas. i don’t much like diet root beers. ergo when the two come together in a diet store brand root beer, i sort of dread it. alas. so this is the store brand for A&P and also Pathmark, maybe others? i don’t know. Pathmark used to have their own line of soda. granted they were pretty terrible, yet there are not a lot of store brand birch beers out there. it could be that A&P and Pathmark merged at some point and i am unaware of it of course. ah, ok, so yeah they did and now i am aware of it. interesting.
the drink at hand is better than i thought but still not good. really it does not taste like a lot, rather like the regular root beer i reviewed years back. it is sharply carbonated at first which fades into a metallic diet soda ick. i don’t feel sick yet, so that is a plus. i am not sure why most diet sodas make me feel ill in the belly, but they do. oh wait, i feel it, a little nausea taking over. oh well. plus the graphic design is pretty awful. granted it is a generic root beer, but i would think you could try a little more. the sort of retro-future root beer mug with bubbles is not so bad but otherwise it fails all tests. even that they have to put “carbonated beverage” on it makes me concerned. who does not know that soda is carbonated? or that this is a beverage and not a weed killer or something? guess you have to cover your bases against law suits or something…
Anthony’s Rating: 36
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|Diet Root Beer
|2L plastic bottle
|CT, LA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, PA
|A&P and Pathmark stores
Ingredients: carbonated water, caramel color, aspertame, potassium benzoate (a preservative), citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, gum acacia, acesulfame potassium.