ah, a brand I have been after for a while! I knew it was out there, a small soda company with semi-close regional distribution since 1946. yet i just couldn’t seem to find exactly where to get it. i went on a small south eastern Pennsylvania root beer quest and figured i would stop in some stores in the town of Springfield where it is made. someone must carry it, right? after making stops in three grocery stores and two other stores with no luck at all, i figured i would call the company and just ask where to get it. of course it was at a liquor distributor that i had passed a few miles back, right around the corner from one of the breweries i stopped into which no longer made a root beer. so back i went to that town and store. i grab a six pack of this stuff and continued on, another one to add to the actual queue.
and here it is. i really do like their design, very old style and classic and simple. that is a plus. the corn syrup is a bit of a minus, but i’ll accept it in the name of saving money to stay afloat. of course, i have no idea if that is the reason, i’m assuming and guessing.
the flavor here is a little sharp but it kind of works here. it is a reasonable generic flavor with an edge. there is a burnt caramel sort of taste in there. it is a bit too sharp sometimes but on the whole it’s not bad. in the end though it is pretty normal with just a little extra to make it a bit different.
i hope they continue on a long time, i wish the same of every small soda company. they are after the low budget, cheap market as opposed to the high end that many of the small labels are chasing, perhaps that will work out better.
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|12 oz can, 2L plastic bottle, 3L plastic bottle
|liquor store in PA
|high fructose corn syrup
Ingredients: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, potassium benzoate (a preservative), citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, gum acacia