Hank’s Gourmet Root Beer

064 - Hank's Gourmet Root Beer

Producer: Hank’s Beverage Co., Trevose, PA
Obtained At: Big Y in West Hartford, CT
Container: 12 ounce glass bottle
Ingredients: Filtered carbonated water, cane sugar, caramel color, natural and artificial flavor, sodium benzoate, yucca extract, citric acid, and acacia
Calories: 180
Sugars: 44g
Caffeine: No

This one is so good. Like most root beers, I have had this one before. But unlike most, I forgot how delicious this one is. I went into Big Y and found a couple different kinds that I had tried before but had not yet reviewed. I chose this one because it had been the longest since I had tried it (probably 5 years) and I was not disappointed. It is really rich and creamy, but it still has a complex flavor which complements that nicely. Plus, the bottle is really cool and unique, which is always a plus as well. All in all, if you see this, get it and drink it. You won’t be disappointed.



Virgil’s Root Beer

061 - Virgil's Root Beer

Producer: Reed’s, Inc., Los Angeles, CA 90061
Obtained At: The Fresh Market in Avon, CT
Container: 12 ounce glass bottle
Ingredients: Purified carbonated water, unbleached cane sugar, caramelized unrefined cane sugar, herbs, spices and citric acid.
Calories: 160
Sugars: 42g
Caffeine: No

This is the last one I found at the Fresh Market and to be honest it has taken a lot longer to drink these ones than I thought it would. But it’s always nice to have root beer in the fridge so I guess I can’t complain. I’ve had this one before since it is pretty much everywhere that sells “gourmet” soda of any kind. I like the bottle. It has a lot of information about the flavor and awards it has won and so on. That kind of information always makes the bottle unique. The flavor is pretty much what I expected but is also very unique and a little bit like the “organic” root beers you find at Whole Foods and places like that. Except this one isn’t awful. So there’s that. It isn’t the best root beer I’ve ever had but it definitely breaks away from the standard root beer flavor if that’s what you’re looking for.