Retro Root Beer
Beaver Soda’s “Retro Root Beer” is a sugar sweetened product that also features vanilla, chicory root, coriander, and clove for flavoring (with natural flavors, of course). The resulting mix is sweet but has a nice note of vanilla to it and a medium level of carbonation. The packaging, on the other hand, is probably going to be a tough sell in a category (premium root beer) that is generally all about the glass bottle. If nothing else, it seems somewhat unnecessary to call this flavor (and not the others) “retro.” Beyond that, the look of the can is appealing, although there’s too much emphasis on the logo and not enough on the flavor. Speaking of the logo, we’re not sure what beavers have to do with retro style soda. Nor are they an overly appealing animal to help sell a food product. Overall, good stuff inside the can, but we think that a premium canned root beer is going to be a tough sell.