Now, like most people, Sarsi is the very first thing that pops to my mind when I hear the word root beer (well, A&W also comes in at a close second, except it was not as commercially available as the former was before.) But here in Singapore, there are no Sarsis (wonder if it's a local brand of ours.) There are, however bottles of Bundaberg Root Beer, which I decided to try one time just to satisfy my sweet cravings.
|A bottle of Bundaberg Root Beer|
Now I know Sarsi's a long cry from the original root beers or sarsaparillas of old; but it's the only thing close enough or even remotely marketed as such that was accessible to us.
Now Bundaberg Root Beers are in a different league altogether. It boasts of having an authentic root beer taste -- sarsaparilla root, licorice and all the original stuff you might find in the real McCoy.
|Not much fizz... just the way I like it.|
The taste? It was ok. Not too sweet and has a really strong licorice taste. I guess it's more of an acquired taste (or maybe Sarsi has already damaged my taste buds to the point of no return!!! Noooooooo!!!) J
Nevertheless, it's a good change from our sweet, old root beer drink.
Bundaberg Root Beer is available at all major grocery stores island(Singapore)-wide for S$1.50 (Php50*.)
*S$1 = Php33