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Pallino Root Beer

i don’t know much about this establishment besides that i had it as ‘Pallino Pasteria’ in my database until just now. that leads me to believe they sell a lot of pasta. but if they have a line of sodas also, they must be a pretty well to do eatery. i have always felt that the profit margin on pasta must be pretty high. i mean, i can buy a box of pasta for like $2 and a jar of sauce for $3 or whatever and make 4 meals out of that. so for my $5 i would get charged around $12 a serving so $48, a $43 profit. sort of. i know that you have to pay everyone and insurance and lights and making from scratch costs more and all of that, but still, that is a tidy sum. anyway, that was a tangent.
i think i will check the website now… looking at their menu i see they charge $6.95 for a serving, so not as big a margin anyway. the food sounds very yummy. if i am ever in Washington state i will have to try to swing by, if only for breakfast since that sounds extra good and i am probably most a fan of breakfast foods out of any meal.
also in their favor is that i quite enjoy the game of bocce, which is where they get their name. the pallino is the little ball which you try to get the big balls close to. my in-laws even have a crazy awesome, regulation bocce court in their backyard. we all go to a huge family bocce tournament every year down in Virginia which is super fun.
from the ingredient list i have high hopes for this soda. i like licorice, i like sassafras, i like vanilla. together they should make for a great soda.
they do make for a good soda in this case, not great but good. the licorice is very faint, i would bring that out more personally. the vanilla is a bit more up front but also not as much as i would like. i think the sassafras dominates which is not a bad thing but overall i feel like all of the flavors are too weak and the soda comes off a bit watery. not too much, it is still flavorful and good but it misses the great level by just a bit.

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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: WA

Obtained in: trade with Eric
Head: Small Sweetener: cane sugar
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: carbonated water, cane sugar, caramel color, extracts of vanilla, licorice, sassafras root bark, citric acid, natural flavors, acacia extract, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness)

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1 Comment

  1. Interestingly, I’ve never actually eaten there. Just tried their root beer. I’ll have to try their food some day.

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