Monday, April 6, 2009

(Walmart) Root Beer

Not unlike Safeway's line of Safeway Select sodas, Walmart had a line called Sam's Choice back in the day. Well Sam's Choice is harder to come by these day, but also not unlike Safeway, Walmart has rolled out a line of named sodas such as Dr. Thunder and Mountain Lightning, because apparently drinks named after weather are a sure thing. This new line has replaced the Sam's Choice line, so this means they put out a root beer also, and they came up with a super clever name for it. Are you ready for this? It's called... Root Beer. Yup. That's what it's called (wait till you see what they named their ginger ale...). So to designate it from others, i am calling it (Walmart) Root Beer, because i can come up with just as catchy a name as they can. Anyway, this is another mega-store attempt to pull out some cash from the soft drink industry bankroll, so i'm not sure how long it's been around. Let's just say i noticed it about 4 months ago. Good enough, right?

This is probably going to be a short review, which is fitting considering the can. I picked up a six pack of adorable 8 oz. cans (awwww...), though it is available in 12 oz cans also. These things are just so freakin' cute though, right? The downside is that i just start getting a taste for it and it's gone. But still, the cute factor might be worth it. Plus i think it costs less than a 6-pack of 12 oz.ers (at least i would hope so). The label is pretty fun. It has a picture of a root beer barrel and a little star on the spout which helps give it mass appeal. I don't know if it actually does that, i just made it up. Fairly simple colors in the reddish, rust, orange, brown, root beery range. Not bad Walmart.

Again, i don't expect a lot from these store brand root beers, and so far i have been more than pleasantly surprised by all of them. Walmart is no exception. In a nutshell, it's pretty good. It doesn't have anything particularly amazing to it, but it's just a solid, good, well rounded root beer flavor with a good amount of carbonation.

My official review is that (Walmart) gets 6 (six) IBCs. I am feeling pretty generous with this one. To be completely honest, nothing really sets this apart from most of the 5's, but i just got home from a long day of school and work and this root beer complimented the nachos i had for dinner quite well. So thanks (Walmart) Root Beer. You get a 6. You're welcome.


Chuck said...

lol what exactly are your "credentials" for being a root beer expert? If you had any credentials you wouldn't even give the time of day to High Fructorse corn syrup bullshit that Walmart sells, let alone give it that high of a rating.

That and the fact that you actually bought those small cans cuz they are "cute" proves everything I need to know about your dumb ass. Your fat ass probably finishes them all off in 1 gulp and go through a 6 pack every hour.

Thank god for your useless website rating horrible products some people consider "beverages". I consider it dog piss with high fructose corn syrup. No "credentials" needed other than an IQ above retardation.

Dick Smith said...

hahaha! I love that comment, although nobody will ever read this one. Chuck is an angry elf that must have a small penis. I love that he made a fake account just to be able to comment. He also used the word "cuz", called cosmo a "dumbass" (I may or may not agree with that), and proceeded to write a sentence that makes no sense. I really want to know who he is for real.

Joe said...

I agree, the (WalMart) Root Beer is pretty decent. As to "Chuck"... apparently he's unaware that HFCS, despite all the hype, is really just another sugar/sweetener. Good ingredients combined with HFCS will always be better than bad ingredients combined with "real" sugar.

Jamespaul said...

Chuck your a judgemental piece of shit.. Who cares if this person wants to rate root beer you miserable little prick!

Sean Clark said...

Jesus Chuck. You must have some issues. I have tried many gourmet root beers and walmarts by no means is a gourmet root beer but it taste pretty decent in my opinion.