it seems Frostop is trying to work both ends of the market, which is kind of great i must admit. wise even. that is to say, they have the red birch beer in the huge plastic bottles that is sold at a lot of dollar store type places, for $1 of course, thus trying to get the low budget market. then they have this stuff, gourmet-ish (if Eric will pardon my use of the term), glass bottle root beer for the higher end type market. PLUS there is of course their regular root beer in glass to hit that mid range consumer. and of course their restaurants, which i am not actually sure is in any way affiliated with the bottled soda company or not, but i will assume not for the sake of reviewing it at some point. (actually i was there about ten years ago and took notes and photos so i will have to dig them up to write that up soon, now that i think about it). anyhow, i actually traded for two bottles of this somehow, mistakenly. not that I mind exactly if it is tasty. it is made by Spring Grove but it is a totally different recipe than their own root beer, which is a relief.
i always drink most of the soda before i even look at the ingredients or look to closely at the bottle. and this one i could tell had honey involved after the first sip. actually the first sip was a disaster. i unscrewed the cap and heard no satisfying rush of air, which made me think i had to find that second bottle, but i took a sip and it immediately fizzed up huge, spraying all over my desk before i put my hand on top and stopped it. i don’t get why that happens every once in a while. if you can explain, comment or write in.
moving on, yes, honey is in here. i like that, it makes for a smooth flow and feel plus it just taste good. beyond that though, there is not much to write home about here. it is rather standard. pretty good and more complex than their regular root beer, but not by a whole lot. mainly it is less syrupy, with the cane sugar instead of corn syrup and better overall ingredients. yet i wouldn’t travel the world or too far to get another bottle of this one.
Anthony’s Rating: 82
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|12oz glass bottle
|AR, CA, ID, MI, MN, NV, OH, OR, WA, WV, WI
|trades with Tony & Sagi
|cane sugar, honey
Ingredients: filtered carbonated water, pure cane sugar, natural and artificial flavors, pure clover honey, citric acid, preserved with sodium benzoate to preserve freshness