when i planned my NYC root beer quest i was rather unsure if this one would turn out to be a vanity label or a real separate brand of its own. but either way it might be something new. honestly even now i am not quite sure which it is. i do review vanity labels (or ‘vabels’ if you like crunk) of course but just once for the soda itself, not one time for each different label. that to me makes no sense, i would be saying the same thing over and over and merely boosting my ratings count artificially. on the bottom of the label here it says “Dist by Sparkling Water Dist.” and the address. i have tried to look up this company to no real result. they could be a vanity labeller or they might just make this for this one company. whatever, i have never seen their product before so it is new to me. the label looks very generic and vanity label-ish. it just has the logo of the deli along with the nutritional info. lots of empty space too as the logo is a horizontal thing and the label area is more of a vertical rectangle. the lack of effort there does not have me too excited about what is inside.
unfortunately i would almost like to have kept this drink unknown to me as it is pretty bad. it is very fruity and just icky. i like some fruity sodas, sure. black cherry is often good. orange can be good if done well. this is closer to a bubble gum fruitiness though that hits me the wrong way. plus it has a creamy side also and i rarely like creamy fruit sodas. oranges & cream strikes me wrong.
i am always glad that places have their own root beer of course, but i would hope they would make something that is pleasing to the tongue. this is not so much. it is not horrible. i could drink it, i would just chose not to if given other options.
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||FL, NY||Obtained in:||in NYC|
|Head:||Medium||Sweetener:||high fructose corn syrup|
Ingredients: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, natural & artificial flavors, citric acid and sodium benzoate (preservative)