Thursday, 1 September 2011

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22nd August: We were invited round to dinner with an American family I bumped into on the Metro! They gave us a lovely authentic American meal of burgers with all the trimmings, pretzels, corn on the cob - and root beer (the first time we ever tried it!) My verdict: Smells like antiseptic.... The Doctor: Tastes like mouthwash.... The Boy: Tastes like Nana's toothpaste.... The Tomboy: I'm not drinking that!

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13 comments:

Amy said...

For some reason I was under the misguided notion that it would taste like Ginger Beer ... obviously not!

Jo.C said...

I didn't used to like it but will drink a bit now - it is a very acquired taste - definitely germoline :0) Other antiseptic brands are available

Sian said...

No, I'm not a root beer fan either. And whatever you do, don't try root beer flavoured jelly beans!!

Alison said...

Yep...tastes like the smell of Germolene!
Alison xx

Alison said...

Meant to say...hope you have a sfe journey home! xx

Karen said...

Oh yes - I can remember trying root beer once and only the once!

Carrie Rosalind said...

I don't know what I'm more surprised about - the fact that you'd never tried root beer, or the fact that you didn't like it!! lol

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I'm not a fan of it either, nasty stuff, though Dr Pepper, which is root beer-ish is somewhat better. Less medicinal. My oldest loves both

Ladkyis said...

Germolene jelly belly beans put me off root beer so when we went to Atlanta for an engagement we didn't drink any. We did try iced tea though - gack! yeuk! gack! I am assured it is better if you have sugar in it but I don't think there is enough sugar in the world to improve that taste. I prefer the germolene flavour of root beer!

Gail said...

Definitely with you on the root beer - Yuck!

The Mann Fam said...

i guess drinking root beer is an acquired taste. I grew up with it and enjoyed root beer floats, but now, my pop of choice is DP (Dr. Pepper); root beer is too sweet.

Bunnyfreak said...

Huh. I never though root beer smelled bad or tasted bad. Guess if you grow up with it you are used to it.

Beverly said...

uggghhh I HATE root beer! Someone told me if I liked Dr Pepper I had to like RB, NOT SO! When I was in college I was leaving town to drive home and went thru a McD's drive thru ordering a Coke. I didn't take a sip until maybe 10 miles later aaacckkkkk, it was root beer. Of course it was doubly horrible, you know when your mouth is expecting one thing and gets another...I poured it out.