Frostie Root Beer


Frostie is a registered trademark of Leading Edge Brands, Temple, TX. 76504.
The Pitch:
Since 1939
The Ingredients:
Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sugar, sodium benzoate (a preservative), citric acid, natural and artificial flavors.
The box:

Spike says:
Medium color, no head. I had never heard of Frostie until I moved back east and saw it at Costco, where they sell a case of cans for $4 (out west Costco sells Dad's for the same price). I picked it up, we drank it, but I wasn't impressed. In fact, I wasn't paying attention and after a while the case was gone and I still hadn't reviewed it! Well, everyone knows that drinks from bottles taste better than drinks from cans, so when I saw it in bottles at a Flying J truck stop (for 79¢ a bottle) I had to pick some up. I'm sorry to report it's the same root beer, can or bottle. The word that comes to mind is "thin". It's as it's missing something. The taste is not bad (surprising, since the flavoring is the last ingredient on the list), though it tastes more like something mixed up with root beer extract. A slight wintergreen note. Quite carbonated. Seems sweeter than most. This is a good picnic root beer (especially at $4/case) or would be good over ice cream. As a stand alone root beer, well, it's drinkable. I'll have to give it a C+.


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