Quickly… think of your favorite Root Beer. Did you? Is it Big K Root Beer? For those of you who said “yes” then you can refute whatever I’m about to write. For those of you who answered the negative then just sit back and find out what category I’m about to fall into. Big K Root Beer is Kroger brand root beer. For those of you not familiar with Kroger, it’s a super market. So yes, Big K Root Beer probably won’t be my favorite as very few stores actually try to make a good soda. I’m pretty sure this won’t be my new favorite root beer, but hopefully this chemical concoction will at least please my taste buds somewhat. The label even says that they “promise” my whole family will enjoy this or my money back… or a replacement. I’m kind of curious as to what a proper replacement is of Big K Root Beer. My imagination is shot for the day so I think I’ll just continue the review.
Big K Root Beer does indeed smell somewhat like a root beer… so… that’s a plus, although there is also something odd about this aroma. After smelling the somewhat obvious root beer scent the smell just kind of vanishes. The fragrance (I’m running out of words for ‘smell’) doesn’t seem to be strong enough to maintain a simple inhalation thus frightening me just a bit as to what this will taste like.
Not terrible, not good. Big K Root Beer is most similar to Barq’s, but without the bite that makes Barq’s slogan so memorable. The initial mouth fell is very watery and a bit off putting. As you might expect this is a very generic tasting root beer. It does have a bit of a licorice flavor to it and just a whisper of wintergreen as well. Did they actually use these ingredients? No idea, but the artificial/natural flavors they used somewhat replicate them. There’s not much else to be said about Big K Root Beer except this. If you have an extra dollar just buy the Barq’s instead. While there are better root beers out there than Barq’s at least you’re not rewarding a grocery store for making a less than stellar product… instead you are rewarding the Coca Cola company. If you want to take a few steps up from that then look no further than these two.
Verdict – Buy a Bottle
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