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Root Beer In Europe?

Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:47 am

Just wondering why there is no root beer in Europe?
Can anyone explain this please?

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RE: Root Beer In Europe?

Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:58 am

Because Europe , unlike North America , actually produces drinkable beer ?  duck 
 
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:10 am

I just did a quick search in Google and find this thread on flyertalk.com. Apparently in UK you can find root beer in A&W restaurants and in Sainsbury's and Asda supermarkets.
 
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:33 am

I've been able to buy A&W root beer in a danish supermarket recently. Something that I really miss from my time in Canada! I don't know if it was a limited offer though.
 
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:03 pm

When I lived in Berlin, I ignored root beer in the shelves of many a supermarket. However, it was usually not in the drinks & sodas aisle, but in the "ethnic" section.
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:37 pm



Quoting TransIsland (Reply 4):
it was usually not in the drinks & sodas aisle, but in the "ethnic" section.

Yes same in Finland. Marshmallow and peanut butter are a bit more common, but still 'foreign specialties'. It's a lot easier to find Greek or Thai food, I think it's mostly about where people travel for their holidays.
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:43 pm

You can get it, it's just not very common.

Plus it tastes like crap anyway, so it's no wonder we don't sell it  Wink For people from the UK who haven't tasted it, think liquid germoline that's coke coloured...
 
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:59 pm



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 6):
Plus it tastes like crap anyway, so it's no wonder we don't sell it

All a matter of taste, I guess. Maybe your taste buds have been dulled from too much beer!  Wink
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:12 pm



Quoting TransIsland (Reply 4):
However, it was usually not in the drinks & sodas aisle, but in the "ethnic" section.

That's right. Here in Germany you can get root beer in some "premium supermarkets" like Kaiser's or Rewe (at least here in my hometown). My local gas station also sells A&W Root Beer among other American sodas like Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew (but the German version of Mountain Dew sucks big time, it tastes completely different compared to the American version).

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Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:35 pm

When the Centro shopping center in Oberhausen opened up in 1996, I remember they had this small American shop in that little bazzar area before you walk into the food court. They had various US food products such as A&W Root Beer, Dr.Pepper, Duncan Hines cake mixes, Pop Tarts all at nice and high prices. Needless to say, the store lasted maybe a year. I also got my friends there to try root beer to see if they liked it, most just thought it was gross and said it tasted like what you get at the dentist ..... LOL!

The MiniMal (don't even know if they even exist anymore) supermarket chain would have "American Weeks" everyonce in a while where they'd sell the usual stuff like peanut butter, marshmallows, Doritios, root beer, Dr.Pepper, Pop Tarts, etc. Other wise most grocery stores like Rewe or Real do sell some products like peanut butter, but not American peanut butter.

Ceaser dressing is another thing that is damn near impossible to find in Germany. Real carried it for a while, but then it sadly disappeared. Hard to have pasta with out ceaser salad  Smile

WalMart carried Kraft Mac & Cheese, but at €2.50 a box, it was a luxury ..... LOL!

Fortunatly, I lived a fairly short distance away from the Dutch border, and they've always carried more variety of US brands and foods. So a bag full of comfort groceries was never more than a short drive away  Smile
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:21 am

There are several different brands of Root Beer. they do not all taste alike. Root Beer is one soda that should not be served with ice, but rather should b e served very very cold in a glass. I love Root Beer. When I lived in San Francisco, there were 2 downtown, one where the carls jr is now located on Cyril Magnin st and Market (near Powell) and the other on Sutter St between powell and stockton. They are long gone . Here in Hawaii, only one I can think of in Mililani. Smack in the middle of the island. None in Honolulu.

A&W restaurants take me way back to my childhood with the mama burger, papa burgers, baby burgers etc. and the iced mug. (off topic I know.. Im reminiscing).
 
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:38 am

Because, we have much better taste tha Americans and don't have to drink that crap.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 8):

That's right. Here in Germany you can get root beer in some "premium supermarkets" like Kaiser's or Rewe (at least here in my hometown). My local gas station also sells A&W Root Beer among other American so

Tengelmann Group, who owns Kaisers, also owns A&W in the US and usually sells their no name products under A&W.

Root beer reminds me back to a Sunday in a steak house in SC when I ordered a beer with my steak and the waitress said that there is no alc on Sundays. I said, fine with me, give me a non alcoholic beer, sorry she said,m there is some alcohol in that so it's prohibited on Sundays as well and offered root beer.

I settled for mineral water instead and will never ever eat out on Sundays in a dry state again. Even Saudi Arabia sells non alc beer and you rather drown before you get drunk on that.
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:12 pm



Quoting PanHAM (Reply 11):
Tengelmann Group, who owns Kaisers, also owns A&W in the US and usually sells their no name products under A&W.

You confused A&W with A&P. Kaiser's sells their no-name products under A&P.

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 11):
Root beer reminds me back to a Sunday in a steak house in SC when I ordered a beer with my steak and the waitress said that there is no alc on Sundays.

I made a similar experience in California back in June of 1999. I arrived in San Francisco at 3:30AM after a 24 hour flight odyssey from DUS via BRU and ATL. All I wanted was an ice cold beer but the guy in the liquor store told me that he is not allowed to sell alcoholic drinks after 3:00AM. I asked if he wants to kid me but he said that he was death serious. Fortunately I had two cans of German beer in my backpack, so I sat on the parking lot in front of my motel room at 4:00AM and drunk German Kronen Pils. Big grin

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Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:57 pm



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
You confused A&W with A&P. Kaiser's sells their no-name products under A&P.

you'r right. That comes from shopping at REWE recently because our local Tengelmann is just awful.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
o I sat on the parking lot in front of my motel room at 4:00AM and drunk German Kronen Pils. Big grin

...and you're lucky that no cop saw you doing that.... Big grin

My first experience when i moved to NY and got settled in my Kew Gardens appartment, I went out on Sunday morning to the corner store and put a 6pack on the cashier belt, she put it down without saying anything, I put it on back and then she told me _No beer on Sunday mornings.

At least, in liberal NY, I could shop for beer in the afternoon.
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RE: Root Beer In Europe?

Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:58 pm



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 8):
(but the German version of Mountain Dew sucks big time, it tastes completely different compared to the American version).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skurheg3P6I&feature=player_embedded#

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Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:49 pm



Quoting PanHAM (Reply 13):
That comes from shopping at REWE recently because our local Tengelmann is just awful.

Count me in as a Rewe fan as well, I just stopped there on the way home from work to buy some stuff.

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 13):
...and you're lucky that no cop saw you doing that....

I know but the risk getting caught was pretty low, it was in the middle of the night and the door of my room was just one step away.

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 13):
At least, in liberal NY, I could shop for beer in the afternoon.

Some US states have pretty weird alcohol laws.

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 14):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skurheg3P6I&feature=player_embedded#

The German version of this episode doesn't have the Mountain Dew joke. In the German version the guy says: "Wasser oder Krabbensaft". I don't know why they replaced Mountain Dew with water in the German episode. It lasted a few years until I got the joke when I saw this episode in the USA.

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Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:35 pm



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 15):
Some US states have pretty weird alcohol laws.

the most bizarre is Lynchburg TN where they destill Jack Daniels, otherwise Lynchburg is a dry city/ county and the Lynchburg Lemonade they serve there after the tour does not contain any JD. It's like going to a brothel and you're not allowed to touch the ladies.
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:11 pm



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 15):
Some US states have pretty weird alcohol laws.

Just like in Canada. For example, you can't bring your kids (under 19) to a pub despite pubs being pretty much just restaraunts. There are some pubs who have patio's outside, the one is a regular patio and if you go down two steps you go onto another patio where kids are allowed BUT you cannot order alcohol ....  Confused If I go to a restaurant, I can only order alcohol if I order food. Last call is at 100am. You can't buy beer/wine in supermarkets. More or less, everything related to alcohol (i.e.: having a beer at the beach or wine at a picnic) is illegal and frowned upon. Very depressing  Sad

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 11):

Because, we have much better taste tha Americans and don't have to drink that crap.

I would normally agree with you, but there are some things (very few though) that actually do taste better here then back home in Germany ... Root Beer being one of them  Wink

Quoting Aeri28 (Reply 10):

There are several different brands of Root Beer. they do not all taste alike

Not including no name brands - Barqs, Mug and A&W come to mind. I haven't seen Hires for years, but for us Canadians, Zellers is selling The Pop Shoppe pops again  Smile Personally, I can't stand Barqs, not sweet or creamy like Root Beer shooud be.

Quoting Aeri28 (Reply 10):
Root Beer is one soda that should not be served with ice, but rather should b e served very very cold in a glass.

 checkmark  The frosted mugs at A&W are the best. The ONLY thing that should ever be put into Root Beer is a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream ....  drool 
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:25 pm



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 17):
Root Beer being one of them

Poutine the other ?  Wink

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 17):
The frosted mugs at A&W are the best

Am i the only person that finds A&W and the food they produce vial?  vomit 
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:27 pm



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 6):
You can get it, it's just not very common

And when you do find it, it usually just has a sweet, non-descript flavour.

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 6):
Plus it tastes like crap anyway

I have to say, I love proper root beer. For years, I had to make do with wintergreen Lifesavers, hoarded from my US visits. Then I discovered a fantastic Chinese supermarket near me selling root beer the way it's supposed to taste.
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:30 pm



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 18):
Poutine the other ?

Maple Syurp, Mac & Cheese, steak, hamburgers, popcorn and breakfast cereals to mention a few Big grin

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 18):
Am i the only person that finds A&W and the food they produce vial?

Food is yucky, except for the new Baby Sirloin Twins and bacon and eggs breakfast. But they're Root Beer is my favourite  Smile
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:38 pm



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 17):
Just like in Canada. For example, you can't bring your kids (under 19) to a pub despite pubs being pretty much just restaraunts. There are some pubs who have patio's outside, the one is a regular patio and if you go down two steps you go onto another patio where kids are allowed BUT you cannot order alcohol .... Confused If I go to a restaurant, I can only order alcohol if I order food. Last call is at 100am. You can't buy beer/wine in supermarkets. More or less, everything related to alcohol (i.e.: having a beer at the beach or wine at a picnic) is illegal and frowned upon. Very depressing Sad

Wow sounds worse than here in Finland, it's more relaxed with alcohol dowadays here, less rules. At the same time Finns drink more than ever, we just past the Danes. On the other hand, drugs are less popular here than in most of Europe.
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Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:31 am

IBC root beer, here in the states is very good.


I can remember when I worked at ORD, we would get these large shipments of sasparilla (the flavoring of root beer) tea in. If the shipment had been sitting in the closed cargo cart for any length of time, when you opened the curtains, the smell was almost strong enough to knock you on your butt, however it WAS NOT an unpleasant smell.
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Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:35 pm

Yes, most Europeans simply don't know what they're missing.....but then they don't like peanut butter either and can't relate to the pure joy of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Anyone ever tried Birch-Beer? I think it may pretty much be a Penna. delicacy. Definitely can't get that over here.
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Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:58 pm



Quoting Cgnnrw (Reply 23):
Anyone ever tried Birch-Beer? I think it may pretty much be a Penna. delicacy. Definitely can't get that over here.

We always used to drink Birch Beer when we would go to my great aunt's farm outside of Scranton, PA. It's also pretty popular in the DC region (enough so that some restaurants serve it at their fountains).
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Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:10 pm

My mother told me about a homemade drink called "Holundersekt" ("Elderberry champagne") made out of the flowers of Elderberry plants they used to drink when she was a little girl in the 1940s-1950s. Ok, she grew up in a rural village, but I´ve never seen or tasted the drink in my life.

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Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:36 pm

Root beer is no beer. It's some sort of toothpaste-flavor sugared soda. It is very, very, very bad  ill 

It is available sporadically in some shops when they have USA-themed days or somesuch.

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Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:59 pm



Quoting Asturias (Reply 26):
Root beer is no beer. It's some sort of toothpaste-flavor sugared soda. It is very, very, very bad

It is available sporadically in some shops when they have USA-themed days or somesuch.

Then you guys aren't getting the good stuff over there, which doesn't surprise me. There are any number of excellent brands of root beer, available over here, which probably never get exported.
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Quoting Aeri28 (Reply 10):
Root Beer is one soda that should not be served with ice, but rather should b e served very very cold in a glass.

The only root beer that stands up to ice is Barq's.

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 11):
Because, we have much better taste tha Americans and don't have to drink that crap.

Huh? Root Beer is awesome. No one is comparing it to regular beer, because they are different things.

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 17):
Personally, I can't stand Barqs, not sweet or creamy like Root Beer shooud be.

I LOVE the One with Bite. Also much, much better on a hot day, which makes sense given that Barq's is originally from New Orleans.

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 18):

Am i the only person that finds A&W and the food they produce vial?

A&W is vile, which is probably why you rarely if ever see one in the US anymore. Also, A&W's canned/bottled root beer absolutely sucks.

Quoting Mayor (Reply 22):
IBC root beer, here in the states is very good.

IBC is pretty good, and it comes predominantly in glass bottles. I would say that IBC and Barq's compete for my favorite. Also a Dad's fan. Mug and A&W are terrible.
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Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:00 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 28):
I LOVE the One with Bite. Also much, much better on a hot day, which makes sense given that Barq's is originally from New Orleans.

Can't stand Barqs .... not creamy enough for me LOL! I'll drink Root Beer or Dr. Pepper, but if they don't have Dr. Pepper and only have Barq's I'll move on to Coke/Pepsi.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 28):
A&W is vile, which is probably why you rarely if ever see one in the US anymore. Also, A&W's canned/bottled root beer absolutely sucks.



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 18):
Am i the only person that finds A&W and the food they produce vial?

Oh, you two don't know what you're missing ..... Big grin

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 11):

Because, we have much better taste tha Americans and don't have to drink that crap.

Dare I bring up the Germans and VitaMalz? ....  vomit   Big grin
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Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 29):
Dare I bring up the Germans and VitaMalz? ..

you can, but that's only for children and pregnant women.... Big grin
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Quoting Andaman (Reply 21):
Wow sounds worse than here in Finland, it's more relaxed with alcohol dowadays here, less rules.

Seems we get more restrictions, ahem, I mean "laws" year after year.

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 30):
you can, but that's only for children and pregnant women....

Oh, of course it is .....  Wink  Big grin

Now, Fanta Orange is yummy, just too bad I can only get it at the specialty stores here and its almost $4 for a 1 liter bottle  Sad
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Quoting Mayor (Reply 22):
...large shipments of sasparilla...

When I lived in Taiwan there was a soda called Sasparilla, which almost tastes like root berr and we used to mix it with another drink that was called Whisby, really like the Whisby although it's more a medicine than a drink.

On the label it says that it contains methyl alcohol and you should only drink 20 - 30ml a day.
 
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Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 8):
Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew (but the German version of Mountain Dew sucks big time,

I did not notice the difference between the German and American Mountain Dew, but the German Dr.Pepper sucks big time in comparison with the American.....
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Quoting Flyingwaeldar (Reply 32):
On the label it says that it contains methyl alcohol and you should only drink 20 - 30ml a day.

Methyl alcohol in a drink?  rotfl  Reminds me of some drink in the USA (was it TAB?), the lable on the can said that pregnant women should not drink it because of some of the ingredients.

Quoting Columba (Reply 33):
I did not notice the difference between the German and American Mountain Dew, but the German Dr.Pepper sucks big time in comparison with the American.....

Funny, I never notice any difference between the American and German Dr. Pepper. But that is probably because I rarely drink Dr. Pepper in the USA, usually I only drink stuff there that is not available in Germany.

By the way, do you know Americanfood4u.de? It's an online-shop where you can buy many original American soft-drinks (as well as beer, food, etc.). I think I will order some cans of Big Red and Mountain Dew Voltage later today. I simply love this shop! Big grin

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Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 31):
Now, Fanta Orange is yummy, just too bad I can only get it at the specialty stores here and its almost $4 for a 1 liter bottle

How close are you to the border? Fanta is still available in the States, and they actually put some money behind it a while back.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 34):
Reminds me of some drink in the USA (was it TAB?), the lable on the can said that pregnant women should not drink it because of some of the ingredients.

TAB contained cyclamates, which I think are still legal in Germany but have since become very illegal here.
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Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 34):

I wonder why they don't sell US Diet Coke? It is very different from Coke Light and I know a lot of people in Germany who really like it.
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Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:20 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 36):
It is very different from Coke Light

Interesting. I think I never drunk a Diet Coke in the USA so I always thought that the tastes of Diet Coke and Coke Light are the same. I will check a Diet Coke next time I'm in the US of A.

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Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:59 am



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 6):

Plus it tastes like crap anyway,

Right. Marmite. Let's talk about things that taste like crap.  Wink

I've noticed that it seems to be a regional taste. I got my Ozzie friend an A&W when he was visiting and he said it was awful and tasted like cough medicine.

Hey, more for me, then!
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Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:22 am



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 38):
Right. Marmite. Let's talk about things that taste like crap.

I will be honest, I used to love marmite on toast as a little kid, but I haven't had it in years (I sound old - I'm only 17!  Sad)

I probably would like it now too, there isn't much I don't like. Barring Root Beer  Wink
 
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Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:06 am

Judging from the above, it's just a thing in the states... with that said, Root Beer is one of my favorite drinks, a nice IBC root beer when i get back from class is always nice

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Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:24 am

Well I am not a fan of this but at some A&W's here in Canada they will sell you Moose Milk. It is not on any menu that I know of but I've been with friends who order it. Go into A&W and ask for Moose Milk and what you get is half Root Beer and half Milk. Sounds gross but some folks like it.

Now a Root Beer Float (root beer and ice-cream) yum! Have not had one in about 15 years!
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Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 37):

Interesting. I think I never drunk a Diet Coke in the USA so I always thought that the tastes of Diet Coke and Coke Light are the same. I will check a Diet Coke next time I'm in the US of A.

Completely different. Its not even close.

Quoting CurtisMan (Reply 41):

Now a Root Beer Float (root beer and ice-cream) yum! Have not had one in about 15 years!

Ever have a Brown Cow? Coke and Ice Cream.
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RE: Root Beer In Europe?

Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:56 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 42):
Completely different. Its not even close.

Good to read that. The German Coke Light is simply disgusting in my opinion. When I drink a Coke that it is the Zero version, tastes way better than a Light.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 42):
Ever have a Brown Cow? Coke and Ice Cream.

Coke with ice cubes mixed with Baileys seems to be the new trend drink here in Germany. My girlfriend and me were in a bar last Saturday after we watched the football game in the stadium, half of the guests in this bar were drinking this Coke-Baileys mix. We also ordered one, it was ok but not really something special, I know better tasting long-drinks.

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RE: Root Beer In Europe?

Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:31 pm



Quoting N1120A (Reply 42):
Ever have a Brown Cow? Coke and Ice Cream.

As a kid yes - had a few Brown Cows! You should try Moose Milk hehehe
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RE: Root Beer In Europe?

Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:37 am



Quoting N1120A (Reply 35):
How close are you to the border? Fanta is still available in the States, and they actually put some money behind it a while back.

About 2.5 hours north of Oroville WA. I haven't seen Fanta Root Beer for years up here, but you can get various fruit flavours still, just not the orange. Is the US Fanta rather sweet sort of like Orange Crush? The German version I find is nice and tart.

Quoting CurtisMan (Reply 41):
Go into A&W and ask for Moose Milk and what you get is half Root Beer and half Milk. Sounds gross but some folks like it.

Hmmm, think I might try that Big grin

Quoting CurtisMan (Reply 41):
Now a Root Beer Float (root beer and ice-cream) yum! Have not had one in about 15 years!

Its not as good as it used to be, they (at least here) don't use soft serve anymore, they have preformed "pucks" that they just throw in and they're usually rock hard  Sad
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RE: Root Beer In Europe?

Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:35 am



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 34):
Funny, I never notice any difference between the American and German Dr. Pepper. But that is probably because I rarely drink Dr. Pepper in the USA, usually I only drink stuff there that is not available in Germany.



Quoting N1120A (Reply 36):
I wonder why they don't sell US Diet Coke? It is very different from Coke Light and I know a lot of people in Germany who really like it.



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 43):
uoting N1120A (Reply 42):
Completely different. Its not even close.

Good to read that. The German Coke Light is simply disgusting in my opinion. When I drink a Coke that it is the Zero version, tastes way better than a Light.

Coke, Diet Coke and Dr.Pepper tastes different in Germany. I was told that has to do that the in the US they use corn syrup but in Germany syrup from sugar beets.
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RE: Root Beer In Europe?

Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:35 am

the only thing worse than rout beer is ginger beer.
 
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RE: Root Beer In Europe?

Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:49 pm



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 47):
the only thing worse than rout beer is ginger beer.

You've never had Vernors, have you? Make sure you inhale REALLY deeply through your nose right over the Vernors, OK?  rotfl 
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RE: Root Beer In Europe?

Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:01 pm

It is so weird reading this thread. I can go to the local store and buy 4 different types of Fanta, at least 3 different brands of Root Beer, 3 or 4 flavors of Mountain Dew not including Regular Dew with either sugar or corn syrup flavoring.

2 liter bottles of Soda are around $1.25 here. I need to start some kind of ebay store to seel this to you folks in Europe.

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