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Canada Dry Ten Ginger Ale

Canada Dry Ten Ginger Ale

The beverage world is clamoring trying to make a healthier soda for the consumers who think that they are too good for diet drinks, who are sexist and think that diet drinks are only for girls, and more than likely those who just think diet drinks taste gross. I myself fall in the last category. I just can’t get down with normal zero calorie sweeteners. Sometime I find a stevia sweetened drink refreshing, but even that gets old fast. Dr Pepper Snapple has found a middle ground. They use three sweeteners: aspartame, acesulfame potassium, and high fructose corn syrup that result in a drink with only 10 calories and only 2g of sugar that doesn’t have a very strong diet taste to it. I don’t understand how they worked it out that HFCS is the second ingredient and kept the sugar amount so low. I can only assume that there are especially low amounts of the other ingredients as well, but it still has a strong flavor. It doesn’t just taste like soda water.

This tastes surprising like the real deal Canada Dry. It’s by no means a top of the line ginger ale, but it still somewhat tastes like real ginger, which they brag about on the label. You could hold this in your mouth all day long and it wouldn’t taste diet one bit. The thing is that once you swallow, you get a bit of the diet in the aftertaste as you take a breath. It’s a huge step up from normal diet drinks, but the world has a long way to go before they develop a diet soda that I would drink on the regular.

Website
http://www.canadadry.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Categories
Diet, Ginger, Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on April 22nd, 2013
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A&W Ten Root Beer

A&W Ten Root Beer

Root beer is kids beer. Whenever parents are around drinking beer, the kids get root beer. "No, son. You can't have a beer but you can have a root beer." It has the "beer" in the title so they're fine. I think that I would like to meet a person who things that root beer doesn't taste better than beer, though. I mean beer is an acquired taste since it is bitter. Root beer? Sweet, bold, dark, and has fun ingredients that can rival "good" beers. Some have licorice, honey, and vanilla just like their alcoholic cousin "real beer."

One step beyond is this. It's got vanilla like A&W has but this is low calorie version of the regular one that you have grown up to love. It doesn't have a diet taste, which is the best part about it. I mean, if I had the calorie-full one next to the calorie-less one, I could probably tell but who's doing that? Not me, and I consider myself a professional. It's a self-appointed position that involves no perks, benefits, or fancy badges. It's nice to have a diet that doesn't taste gross and with the primary demo being a man, this rules. Men, you're fine. I've done the extensive research of drinking something for you so you don't have to. You're welcome. I do accept paper checks although hot, sweaty cash is better, as long as it's not actually sweaty. I worked in retail and it happens. Women coming in with money in their boobular area and hand it to me to buy belly button rings. Grozz. Please stop doing that, women. It's totally grozz.

Website
http://www.rootbeer.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Categories
Diet, Root Beer, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on February 19th, 2013
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