Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Don't Drink This

A couple of weeks ago Chad and I were headed home from KC late one night and decided to stop and grab a treat for the ride home. We popped into Quik Trip, which happens to be my favorite convenience store, and as I was browsing the coolers for something yummy I came across this:

Now usually I would opt for a diet A&W Root Beer that late at night, but since I'm a very adventurous eater/drinker and I'd never seen this drink before and I'd already eaten a bunch of junk food at our Christmas party anyway, I thought I would give this a try. I love A&W and I love root beer floats, so how could I go wrong with an A&W root beer float in a bottle, right?

Wrong. So so very wrong. Terribly, horribly wrong. This stuff was absolutely disgusting. It tasted very little like root beer and nothing at all like ice cream. How could A&W take such a wonderful combination and turn it into something so awful? I talked Chad into trying a sip, and the consensus was that it tasted a little like kitchen cleaner. How does that happen? What kind of taste testers did A&W employ on this project and how did they let this "flavor" slip through the cracks? I'm baffled that someone tasted this during development and gave it the thumbs up. Really.

So if you're looking to try a new tasty treat, I would strongly advise you to stay away from the root beer float in a bottle. If you want my humble opinion, don't drink this!


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Anonymous said...

I say send your blog message to A&W!!!sa