The Caruros are a family that means business, just look at that photo. The man looks like he’s a pleasant enough chap, who enjoys a good time, but his wife looks as if she doesn’t take guff from anyone. It is because of this combination that they were able to achieve and uphold a level of quality in their sodas.
With this root beer they were not out to invent something new, they wanted to keep things tasting classic, and to make it in the same way. Many companies nowadays use “root beer extract” or some such thing to get a generic root beer taste. When companies do that their product suffers from mediocrity. The Carusos took their time perfecting a formula and then ran with it. It’s full bodied with a nice wintergreen aftertaste. When I got closer to the bottom of the bottle it had a kind of woodsy flavor that reminds me a lot of the Sprecher sodas. This blows their root beer out of the water though.
Now go and wash up. It’s dinnertime and you don’t want to keep Mrs. Caruso waiting.
- United States
- Pure Cane Sugar
- Reviewed By
- Jason Draper on 5/21/2012