old fashioned

Dad’s Diet Old Fashioned Root Beer


Producer: Dad’s Root Beer Company, LLC, Jasper, IN
Obtained At: The Fresh Market in Avon, CT
Container: 12 ounce glass bottle
Ingredients: Carbonated water, caramel color, sodium benzoate, sucralose, acesulfame-k, and natural and artificial flavors
Calories: 0
Sugars: 0
Caffeine: No

Dad’s Root Beer was the first root beer bottle I kept as part of my collection. I remember enjoying it a lot. I have also had their diet root beer before, but don’t remember it at all. I like the label of this one. The vertical stripes are something I don’t remember seeing elsewhere, so that’s cool. I like when the diet labels are a lot different than the regular label. The taste is decent. It tastes exactly like what you would expect a diet root beer to taste like, which I think is a good thing. I don’t expect diet root beers to blow me away. This one might be a little too sweet. I don’t know if they use more sweetener than other diet root beers, but it sure tastes like it. Alas, this is a good diet root beer and worth a try.



III Dachshunds Old Fashioned Root Beer


Producer: III Dachshunds Beer
Obtained At: Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store
Container: 12 ounce glass bottle
Ingredients: Triple filtered carbonated water, cane sugar, caramel color, natural and artificial flavors, maltodextrin, citric acid, sodium benzoate
Calories: 120
Sugars: 45
Caffeine: No

This is another one of the root beers I have seen online for years but never been able to get in my hands. It’s at pretty much every online store I’ve looked at I think, but somehow it never ends up in my shopping chart when I check out. Well, all that changed when I saw it at Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store. I like the label. It has a dog on it and the phrase “Time for a Treat.” It also has a story on it about dachshunds and the founding of the company, which is something I always enjoy reading about on the label. The taste is average. Good, but nothing exciting. It is fairly smooth but has an aftertaste that is just a little weird for me. Overall it is a good drink and worth a try.