this soda is made by Old Dominion so i always thought it was the same recipe as their regular root beer. i believe i even checked the ingredients and nutritional info at some point as well to confirm. or perhaps emailed them and asked. but at this point it is different from the recipe i reviewed many years back so it qualifies as a new soda anyway. plus doing it as Hard Times makes me not have to change the new of the Dominion review to ‘old recipe’ or something like that. strangely i think i bought this soda for a chain of restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC in Florida and brought it back to NJ to review. funny how the world works sometimes.
judging by the sort of weird ingredients, i expect this to be tasty yet predictable. let us find out, shall we?
yeah, that is about right. it is good. the honey provides a nice touch to the otherwise regular root beer taste. the mouth feel is very smooth and creamy, which is the vanilla doing its job despite being at the end of the ingredient list. the flavor develops and changes over about 20 seconds which is rather fun and makes it more of a sipping root beer, one to pay attention to if you so desire, but it does not demand attention so you could just swig it or not pay much attention and have it be a compliment to a meal or just a beverage to have while doing other things. there is a large, foamy, long lasting head as well, so for esthetic purposes it looks pretty.
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|12oz glass bottle
|candy store in FL
Ingredients: water, sugar, honey, root beer extract #214, root beer extract #79-400, citric acid, sodium benzoate (a preservative), yucca, vanilla