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Sonoma Syrup Co Root Beer Soda Syrup

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.

Anthony’s Rating: 87
User’s Rating: 0
# of ratings:0

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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
Head: None Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 135 Sodium: 0mg
Carbs: 34g Sugar: 34g
Caffeine: No

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

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1 Comment

  1. Wow, an 87?!?! I’ve tried this syrup about 3 times so far; because I purchased this syrup 6 months ago. The syrup is decent, but it’s not that spectacular. The last time I tried it – it did really quench my thirst. It has an all around decent flavor, but bottled sodas taste so much better. This syrup does have a nice spicy kick to it. I believe I can taste a lot of spices in it, and I do detect a nice birch flavor….. some nice licorice flavor to it to. I would only give this a 75. Perhaps this depends on what type of seltzer water you use as well.

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