it is the rare thing that i find a new soda locally, just browsing my usual stores. nonetheless i check almost every time. places like Marshall’s do occasionally get random sodas in, so i have gotten some solid stuff there that i had had before. but this time i actually got something new! hooray! i had not even known this one existed. which is not saying all that much as i am pretty inexperienced in the soda syrup/extract world. i thought this was the syrup that Willams Sonoma made a few years ago but it is not, so that is good.
i find it rather funny that the syrups i have had are usually in so much fancier packaging and also have a more upscale style to them. this one having an embossed shrink wrapped seal on the top that must be peeled off like champagne or some such thing. i do like it all of course. the market for this sort of food item is more upscale anyway, so you have to appeal to your likely clientele. it is a little strange that they threw in some vitamin C, perhaps they want some of that pirate market like Root Jack. =)
this being a syrup, it is quite easy to make, just mix 1 part of this to 7 parts of seltzer. so i mixed up 16 oz of drink and here we go. it does have a nice herbal feel to it without going overboard. mainly it tastes pretty standard yet they build on it, making it a bit more creamy and smooth with some added flavor elements. the cinnamon is yummy and present but not taking over. the birch i do not detect too much though. they balanced the flavors well.
i am not sure i would make this again, mainly because i am lazy but i might. if i were in need of some root beer syrup to stock my bar, i would keep this around.
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||syrup|
|Available:||AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA, online||Obtained in:||Marshall’s|
Ingredients: liquid cane sugar, cane sugar, water, natural root beer flavor with spices and natural oil of birch, natural caramel, vitamin c (ascorbic acid), vanilla extract, citric acid, cinnamon extract, sassafras flavor