Sainsburys Root Beer
Other Soft Drinks
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Review of "Sainsburys Root Beer"
Firstly I would like to thank Starsally for telling me that there was a space to write about my favourite soft drink. So thank you Starsally.
Among most of my friends, it seems that I am the only one who likes to drink Root Beer. This I cannot understand as I think that it is one of the most refreshing drinks around.
A well-known fast food chain first introduced me to this. I bought my first one and from then on I was hooked. Unfortunately in time they discontinued this flavour at their branches and I can say that I was well and truly gutted.
I have searched far and wide, while on my travels, tried this brand and that brand. All in all I have tried a far few combinations. I am now happy to report that I have found a brand that I am happy with.
Would you believe I have found this at Asda? I was looking for my children’s favourite fizzy drink, when low and behold there was Root Beer. Needless to say I forgot the children’s drinks and bought the pack of six that they come in.
The Company that make this particular brand are called Carters. Eric Carter founded E. Carter and Co in 1894.
The outer packaging is made of cardboard wrapped around six cans. The top of this pack is a solid blue colour with no writing on. There are the two carry-holes, which make carrying easier. Either side of the package in the background is a slightly blurred photograph of an American Flag overlaid with the words ‘Carters, REFRESHING ROOT BEER. BEST SERVED CHILLED.”
Take one of these cans out of the package, and you will see the same blurred American Flag with the same words as the outer package, this time printed twice on the can. At the back of the can (if a can has a back in reality) you are informed that this is a carbonated fruit flavour soft drink with sugar and sweeteners. It is amazing what can be made with water, sugar, one E number, preservatives and sweeteners today.
Once the cans have been chilled, I personally do think that they do taste better chilled. You pull open the can and are greeted with a loudish Fizz as you puncture the can. Take time to smell what you are about to drink, it sure has a different smell to all the other soft drinks, in fairness the smell to me means a fresh clean medical aroma. Now take a sip and let it tingle on your tongue. I think that Root Beer has a unique taste all of its own. Yes some of my friends and some new friends that I have met on Ciao seem to think that it has a taste of a certain antiseptic liquid. Me well I can see their point of view, as it does seem to taste and smell like antiseptic but I still think that it is a refreshing, mouth tingling drink. I would like to say, that if they could I would like the taste just that little bit stronger.
Nutritional Information (per 100ml)
Of which sugars 8.4g
Of which saturates NIL
Each can holds 330ml.
The cost of this pack was £1.19, which works out at just under 20p per can. I do think that is very good value.
I have found that you can make your own Root Beer at home, but it is just as easy to buy it in.
If you like an unusual tasting drink, then pour a chilled can over some ice and place a slice of freshly cut Lemon. Now that is a perfect drink for a hot summers day.So relax and enjoy.
Product Information : Sainsburys Root Beer
Manufacturer's product descriptionOther Soft Drinks
Type: Other Soft Drinks
Listed on Ciao since: 07/04/2003