i was quite surprised to see that this is the first revision of Stewart’s Root Beer that i have ever reviewed. i figured they probably changed the recipe a couple times as most brands seem to have done in the 20+ years since i started this thing up. well, good for them i suppose for sticking to their recipe and more kudos for now getting rid of the corn syrup!
i don’t really drink Stewart’s root beer all that often, not that it is bad, but it doesn’t entice me to spend the premium over other drinks available for less or that are better for me. so it has been quite some time since i have had any recipe of theirs. thus it will be a little hard i imagine to compare it to the old style. or perhaps not, as i try it, the memories come back, this is definitely what Stewart’s tastes like. the drink in hand is super caramel flavored, whoa! i have had a few caramel root beers that don’t taste THIS caramelly. very sweet, really the caramel dominates and there are root beer undertones going on. well, that is good and bad. good that they could retain the flavor and feel of the old recipe, but bad in that it is just so syrupy sweet and intense. in a world where so many root beers do taste pretty similar, they still stand out as unique and are not bad. there is probably some application or situation where this is the ideal beverage to have but i am not sure what it is. maybe some cooking thing. i don’t think i will buy it any more often now that they changed the recipe but i am glad they did it.
Anthony’s Rating: 74
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||everywhere||Obtained in:||Shoprite store|
Ingredients: carbonated water, sugar, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, quillaia extract, acacia gum, yucca extract