Hansen’s Creamy Root Beer Natural Cane Soda
I was ready to condemn all canned sodas in my 40’s. Perhaps it’s the metal that bothers me because it could alter the soda’s intended taste. Add the intense carbonation to agitate my reflux for bonus points. Whether it’s in my mind or not, I’m not a fan of canned sodas. Plastic bottles are more annoying. My guitarist friend, Johnny G., is a Science Teacher and claims that plastic has a way of breaking down to the point where we consume it. When he became very scientific (that’s what he does) and discussed parts per million, I knew that I was out of my element. Then, he began to sing Plastic People from the late Frank Zappa: “Plastic people… oh baby now you’re such a drag…” However, Hansen’s Creamy Root Beer in the can really took me by surprise. The cost of each can was approximately $1.60, and deemed expensive (another futile endeavor in discourse). In short, the taste is amazingly refreshing and well worth the cash.
Here is the information directly from their website (www.hansens.com):
Creamy Root Beer Natural Cane Soda
Hansen’s Creamy Root Beer Natural Cane Soda is made from the Tahitian vanilla extract. Our sodas are 100% natural and do not contain any preservatives, caffeine, sodium, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or colors.
Pure triple filtered carbonated water, cane sugar, caramel color, natural spices of wintergreen, birch, anise, sassafras, tahitian vanilla extract, citric acid
Serving Size 1 can Amount Per Serving:Calories 160 Total Fat 0g 0%, Sodium 0mg 0%, Total Carb 43g 14%, Sugars 43g, Protein 0g 0%
In short, Hansen’s IS great enough to put in my top five CAN “draft” picks. Give it a try and ignore the “metal can” stigma, if you “can.” Ba Da Bing! ☺
Stay tuned for a LIVE tasting among friends: The Root Beer Dialogue Sessions… Treat it as an impromptu audio podcast. I’m NOT Suzanne Wong, but thanks for watching. ☺