Sunday, August 28, 2016

Foxon Park Root Beer (#48 tested - Rated 7.5 out of 12)

Since 1922, in East Haven, Connecticut where an Italian imagen, Matteo Naclerio, started Foxen Park.  The name comes from the street Mr. Naclerio lived on when he originated the business.  It was primarily a home delivery service.  The company never sold, just passed from generation to generation.

Ingredients: carbonated water, sugar, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, and sodium benzoate preservative.

Nutrition 12 oz serving (from the bottle)

130 Calories
75 mg Sodium.
35g (12%) of Daily Carbohydrates
0 mg Caffeine

Aroma and Flavor – 2.25 out of 3 mugs

Right out of the bottle the aroma is very good.  It had a Barq’s aroma.  One thing I noted is this is the lowest calorie drink I have tested to date.  With 130 calories in 12 ounces, it is one of the lowest I have tested.  The others were Red Ribbon, Bawls and Sassy Lil Lass.  All rated in the lower half of my reviews.
The first sip was refreshing.  I enjoyed the beverage although it is not smooth.  The caramel flavor is noticed.  The ingredients list very few flavors, but there is no way there are a whole bunch of ingredients in the “natural and artificial” flavors listed on the bottle.  The beverage did have a slight aftertaste, which decreased the overall enjoyment. 
Head – 1.5 out of 3 mugs  

There is a head with very large bubbles that last a short time.  After 30 seconds, you would never know there as a head on the brew.      

Zip – 1.75 out of 3 mugs  

I assume the zip is primarily sodium.  Only Henry Leonhard’s Draught Style had equal sodium.  It is a shame as there is a tantalizing appeal to the beverage and I again attribute it to the high sodium content.

Post Consumption Impression – 2.0 out of 3 mugs  

This is a good beverage with a meal.  Because of the aftertaste, I would not suggest this beverage for a social activity.
Would I recommend this at 7.5 out of 12 mugs?

Sure, not with the highest of enthusiasm.  The low calorie is a plus as this is a very sweet drink. 


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