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Worst Root Beer I Ever Tasted
 
 
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aruzinsky
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:56 pm    Post subject: Worst Root Beer I Ever Tasted Reply with quote

The worst root beer that I ever tasted is Meijer Diet Root Beer. At $0.88 per liter, it was worse than a waste of my money. They should pay me to drink it. It has no detectable flavor of anything that I associate with root beer, such as wintergreen. It tastes very weakly like black walnut. In a blindfolded taste test, it might pass for cream soda but not root beer.

Meijer is a chain of large fancy supermarkets. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meijer.
  
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kguske
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please don't sugarcoat it, aruzinsky. Tell us what you REALLY think! Just kidding, of course Smile

I suspect they outsource production to a 3rd party - and it's likely sold as other brands at similar chains... Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since writing that review, I became familiar with the flavor compound, ethyl salicylate. Most people describe its flavor as, sweet, wintergreen, spicy and anisic, but, due to a genetic abnormality, to me, it tastes like walnut and wintergreen. Thus, the likely cause of my bad reaction to Meijer Root Beer is that the manufacturer replaced methyl salicylate with ethyl salicylate. It would likely taste better to other people. See http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1001561.html#toorgano (wait for the advertising page to pass).
  
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