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7-11 Select root beer

this soda was another one included in my trade with Red. gotta love the non-domestic trades! this one surprised me in many ways. first that it exists at all is surprising, because the United States has the most 7-11 stores of any country but they only sell this store brand soda line in Canada. second, the tagline on the label is “it’s a flavor EXPLOSION!” now, this is sold in Canada where “flavor” should be spelled “flavour.” =) and in fact they do spell it that way in the ingredients. surprising thing number three is the sweetener, sugar / glucose-fructose, what is that? sounds very generic indeed. perhaps that is the norm in Canada and this is a fine thing, better than high fructose corn syrup, yet to my American soda drinking self, it is unusual and a bit surprising. the forth surprising thing is the taste. they go for the kind of fruity, sort of mellow taste here instead of the usual generic soda approach of being generic. sometimes this alternate take works, sometimes it doesn’t. other soda companies seem to go for something similar. perhaps it is an attempt to be more tea-like or herbal or something? i don’t really know. it is not bad, it is not what i am expecting, but it is not wonderful either. the carbonation level is quite low, not that i mind that too much, yet some more would be a nice thing. i also would say it is too sweetened. a fruity root beer is the main point and takeaway here.

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Type: Root Beer Comes In: 20 oz plastic bottle
Available: Canada

Obtained in: trade with Red
Head: Small Sweetener: sugar, fructose
Calories: 180 Sodium: 45mg
Carbs: 45g Sugar: 45g
Caffeine: No

Ingredients: carbonated water, suagr / glucose-fructose, colour, natural and artificial flavour, citric acid, sodium benzoate, phosphoric acid

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  1. […] prediction of our oceans or something. so the taste here is rather similar to that of the 7-11 root beer i reviewed a few weeks back, also obtained from Red in Canada. it has a more fruity, almost herbal […]

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