This is a first. A beverage with no history or background on the web. The bottle just mentions the distribution company out of Chicago. In fact, I am not even sure where I bought it? Could be from my girlfriends daughter as she purchased a sample pack from Christmas.
In my search I only found nutritional information from “My Fitness Pal”. It has higher sodium content and it also had 5 percent daily Iron. That is a first. With so little background, right to the review! (Click here for information on the rating criteria and a table of all the root beer tested or to be tested.)
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Cane Sugar, Caramel Color, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate and Natural and Artificial flavors.
Nutrition 12 oz serving (from the bottle)
45 mg Sodium.
42g (19%) of Daily Carbohydrates
0 mg Caffeine
Aroma and Flavor – 2.75 out of 3 mugs
The aroma is root beer in its best. The first sip did not disappoint. A rich sarsaparilla flavor with noted caramel. If you prefer little or no caramel, this is not for you. The only thing that could make it better, for me, is a hint of vanilla. There are absolutely no wintergreen or molasses flavors, which I do not mind, but this is better without those added flavors.
Head – 2.5 out of 3 mugs
The head was fast but slow to dissipate. They are really fine bubbles. After 30 seconds a small amount of head remains. .
Zip – 2.4 out of 3 mugs
The beverage has a solid balance. The carbonization is lower middle although I think the sodium provide a higher sense of zip.
Post Consumption Impression – 2.75 out of 3 mugs
While I am sure there are many who will not enjoy this beverage, it is to my liking. I like intense root beer with caramel and vanilla. As previously stated, the vanilla is not noted, but still a great beverage!
Would I recommend this at 10.4 out of 12 mugs?
I suggest you give it a try. It is smooth and refreshing. One of a kind! Only issue is, where can I purchase this beverage? Please tell me if you find it!