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Terrible Root Beer
Having said all of that, I regret buying this flavor.
This syrup has a weak taste. Even adding more syrup does not help. Additionally I can’t taste any of the hints of nutmeg, allspice, or other spicy flavors that a good root beer should have. I happened to look at the label and see that the product was developed in Israel. Maybe they should have had some Americans help them develop the flavor since apparently the nice folks in Israel don’t know what root beer is supposed to taste like. I have sampled literally dozens of different root beers over the years, including many of the boutique ones that are sweetened with cane sugar. This one ranks on the bottom as far as I am concerned.
They should reformulate it.
It’s also worth noting that the dispenser cap is of a particular awful design for pouring the large amount of syrup needed into the Soda Stream carbonator bottle. Would it kill soda stream to develop a bottle that had a built in spout on the cap for easier dispensing of the product?
Also, considering that you get only the equivalent of about 18 12 ounce “cans” worth of product in this $10 bottle it is questionable if you are really saving anything over buying decent quality product at your local grocer. Whole Foods for example has a really good quality root beer that is sweetened with cane sugar, tastes 100X better than this one and costs about $3.99 for a six pack.
Root beer? It could use some reformulation.
Sadly, I can’t say the same of the finished product with the Sparkling Natural root beer syrup. I’ve made multiple batches using filtered water, using syrup to the fill line of the cap and beyond – and it still ends up tasting like tea.
Yes, you can taste a hint of root beer in all of that tea flavor, but on the whole it is a weak one. I can’t say if it’s the carmelized sugar that’s throwing off the taste, or if they just didn’t get the proportions right for the flavoring, but this is a syrup I’ll have to pass on in the future.
But who knows, SodaStream could have a new winner on its hands – carbonated herbal tea.
Natural soda, no-artifical taste and no aftertaste!
Enter Root Beer Natural.
To start, it’s made from cane sugar; which I prefer to corn syrup or Splenda and it doesn’t have any additional artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. As previously mentioned, the root beer taste is not knock-you-over intense, but with the Sodastream, I can adjust it to the exact water/flavor mix I want! If you’re looking for a very strong root beer taste, I’d recommend Virgil or Boylan. They’re sold in bottles and are both VERY strong!
Second, each 750ml bottle will make 6 liters (approximately 25 8-oz servings) of all-natural soda. At $15, this is far cheaper than the other natural sodas you find at the store (Blue Sky, Thomas Kemper, Hansen, etc).
I prefer this natural root beer to the other soda flavors I’ve tried from Sodastream and will buy it again!
Great to me..
Is it as good as the “gourmet” craft types you find in the glass bottles etc? No, but it is a great alternative to the mainstream cans you get filled with crappy HFCS, and you can fizz it up more than those (I am kind of a fizz fiend!)for a foamy fizzy treat.
I do have to disclose that I am using the “crystal” Sodastream version which has smaller, glass bottles. This results in the flavor being plenty strong enough. With the larger plastic bottle versions the flavor may be weak as some said, I don’t know. I suggest to try it at least once, and try to make as strong as possible if you have the larger bottle Sodastream unit.
It taste OK, dont expect it to be like craft brew beer
BEST flavor soda stream offers
But the actual product isnt too bad. For the cost, I more then likely would not buy it again. I was cracking up when some people say it taste like tea… I like tea, and have drank mostly brewed teas, and this taste nothing like a brewed tea. Maybe one of the canned teas.
But to me Its not bad, better then the splenda version. if I got the same yield per bottle I would consider getting it again, even though it would be 2x the cost.
And yes its a pain to keep it in the fridge, fill the big cap to full and try to pour it into the soda stream bottle without spilling it, and trying to pour slowly so it wont fizz over. So cost and convenience are not gonna cut it for this product.
But the taste isnt too bad.