I always see Stewart's Fountain Classics at the stores. They are hard to miss since those bright orange packs of root beer always catch my eye. I don't really buy much soda anymore but I'm pretty sure I've had their root beer at least a few times.
You may remember that i'm not a fan of root beer float flavored products, but that said, there is something about these that caught my eye. Well, I already said it caught my eye, but then it went ahead and got my full attention. I think it was the fact there are a few flavors to choose from. We have all seen root beer tried by several companies, but black cherry? or vanilla cream? Throw in the sale price with the word black cherry and I can't resist. I think we've got to try this right now! (Plus it saves me from looking for those silly tacos)
I take some more bites and I'm not sure what to think. It definitely has some cherry taste to it. Not a tang or bite mind you, but more of a milder cherry that you might find in a cola product.
I don't usually like these types of products but... Iunno, these first few scoops have me interested. There definitely seems to be some kind of mild carbonated bump to this treat. It could just be my mind playing with me, but after the burp, I'm think there might be actual carbonation going on here.
You know, I have an idea. I don't usually take the time to do this, but what if I let it melt for 10 minutes? Would it become more like a real float? Maybe leave it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes? Hmmmmm.... no time for that, what if I melt some under hot water... ok, that worked well enough. I'm getting a soft serve mixed with ICEE vibe. It doesn't have quite the same spark as an ICEE float, but it's got just enough gumption to hold my attention.
I can't say I would rush out for this one or pay full price (potentially $4.69), but I wouldn't be afraid to try it either. It's different and you can always share it if you don't like it.
On Second Scoop: This isn't the kind of pint you are going to blow through... no, correct that, you could if you wanted to since it's very light, but I don't think you'll need to. This is a small bite treat where you slowly enjoy the flavor for a bit and then move on. I wouldn't want giant scoops of this stuff, it would be too weird (in my book), you definitely want to take your time here. But it's different, it's effectively healthy, and I'm ok with that.
Verdict? Different and not bad
Buy this brand again? I am tempted to sample the other flavors (if on sale)
|Serving Size 1/2 cup (90g)|
Servings Per Container 8
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 100||from Fat 15|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|- Sat Fat 1g||5%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|- Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|- Sugars 17g|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 2%||Iron 0%|