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Old 06-06-2001, 09:10 PM
Tajiri Tajiri is offline
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Does anyone know what exactly it is that give Barq's root beer it's bite?
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Old 06-06-2001, 10:46 PM
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I always assumed it was a reference to the fact that it's caffeinated.
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Old 06-07-2001, 01:04 AM
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I think to refers to the sharp flavor. What gives it this flavor, I do not know.
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Old 06-07-2001, 01:34 AM
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Root beer does not naturally have caffiene. Barq's adds caffiene. Then they advertise it as having bite.

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Old 06-10-2001, 05:30 PM
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What??? Barqs has NO caffeine. Look at the bottle, it says so 'NO CAFFEINE'.

Maybe they use real root beer extract, cause then it tastes much much better.
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Old 06-10-2001, 05:42 PM
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Originally posted by handy

What??? Barqs has NO caffeine. Look at the bottle, it says so 'NO CAFFEINE'.

Maybe they use real root beer extract, cause then it tastes much much better.

Barqs diet root beer is caffeine free. Regular has caffeine, though I thought they did make a regular version that was caffeine free.

http://www.cspinet.org/new/cafchart.htm

PK likes root beer.
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Old 06-10-2001, 05:52 PM
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Old 06-10-2001, 06:47 PM
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IIRC, the bite is because it uses a healthy dose of real sassafras extract (safrole free) rather than a cheaper artificial flavoring. I use Pappy's Sassafras extract to make iced tea and that stuff can slap you up pretty good!
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Old 06-10-2001, 06:58 PM
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I thought it was because it had more carbonation. But I could be wrong. Alls I knows is that it's the best damn soft drink in the world. Ambrosia! Drink of the Gods! All Hail Barq's Rootbeer!
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