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Offline jimbocz

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No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« on: April 20, 2016, 03:00:05 PM »
 I still see this on the shelf at Tesco:





A while back I was reading that it was banned for having nasty additives. 


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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 03:17:42 PM »
Really??? I was just commenting on Facebook that I wanted some root beer, and my husband is going to Tesco later! Serendipity!!

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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 04:52:06 PM »
They have some in asda as well
http://groceries.asda.com/product/flavoured-fizzy-drinks/carters-root-beer/39973


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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 05:57:17 PM »
I think our point before was that you can't get A&W, Barq's or any of the major US brands over here anymore due to the sodium benzoate levels being too high.

If anyone tries that one and can tell me it doesn't taste like rootbeer candies I would gladly give it a try.

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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2016, 06:46:21 PM »
The Carter's from asda is good

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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 11:28:44 AM »
I've tried it and it seemed fine to me, but I'm starting to learn from this forum that I'm not as picky as others.  No offence intended !

Shouldn't it taste like root beer candy?  Or shouldn't the candy taste like this?


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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 04:44:54 PM »
Eee it should not taste like root beer candy. those are gross.

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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2016, 05:17:20 PM »
I have to agree about the root beer candies - they're a bit overpowering!

Anybody introduce root beer to their UK mates? I made root beer floats for a "culture carnival" at my university once and it did NOT go down well. People wanted to try the root beer first on its own. I got a lot of comments of how it tasted like mouthwash.

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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2016, 05:24:47 PM »
I have to agree about the root beer candies - they're a bit overpowering!

Anybody introduce root beer to their UK mates? I made root beer floats for a "culture carnival" at my university once and it did NOT go down well. People wanted to try the root beer first on its own. I got a lot of comments of how it tasted like mouthwash.

I'm British and I can't stand root beer (though my mum loves it) - to me, it just tastes like Deep Heat muscle rub... gross :P.

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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2016, 05:53:50 PM »
I think I can safely say that if a food tastes like a US candy version of it, it's not right! Well, unless we're talking about Jelly Belly jelly beans. They're legit for a lot of flavours. (Juicy pear is the best!)

But does any 'cherry' candy actually taste like cherries? haha. Or strawberry or grape?

And yeah, I can admit I'm picky. I can taste the difference between ketchup brands and bottled waters. So something tasting right is really important for me.
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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2016, 08:20:13 PM »
I'm British and I can't stand root beer (though my mum loves it) - to me, it just tastes like Deep Heat muscle rub... gross :P.

I'm with you. I have never liked the stuff. Or Dr Pepper.
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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2016, 11:38:41 AM »
Has anybody tried Dandelion and Burdock?   Christ on a bike!   It tastes like eating soapy bubble gum while on acid.


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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2016, 11:50:36 AM »
It tastes like eating soapy bubble gum while on acid.

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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2016, 12:58:10 PM »
Has anybody tried Dandelion and Burdock?   Christ on a bike!   It tastes like eating soapy bubble gum while on acid.

I have to agree. It's disgusting! That and clear cream soda.

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Re: No Shortage of Root Beer Yet
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2016, 09:26:03 PM »
I love dandelion and Burdock ....

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