Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer Cream Bars

dads ice cream root beer barsDad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer Cream Bars found in the dollar store . . . pretty dang cool!  I ate these rather religiously last summer, but when my teaching assistant brought them home recently I decided I ought to review this. 

As far as pure root beer flavor, this pop falls flat.   I should have known even before I tasted by simply looking at the tagline – “Vanilla flavored frozen dairy dessert with a Root Beer flavored water ice coating.”  I mean really . . . you couldn’t come up with anything better than “flavored water ice coating.”

And looking at the ingredients, I’m not sure if there is really any Dad’s Root Beer in the pops at all, I think it is only licensed under the authority of the Dad’s Root Beer Company.

Ultimately, it’s really not a great tasting ice pop.  The root beer flavor is artificial at best and non-existent at worst.  The ice-cream mixture in the middle is a mixture of milk and artificial ingredients.  Pretty artificial overall.

But – the little professors are all happy and five ice pop bars for $1 is not too shabby.


The Professor’s Grade:  D

Pirate’s Keg Root Beer

Pirate's Keg Root BeerAaargh . . . shiver me root beer . . . touch me root, feel me boot . . . yo ho ho and a bottle of root beer . . . okay, enough with the corny pirate sayings . . . for now anyway.

This is has a beautiful dark rich color with a light head.  It has the perfect amount of fizz, but unfortunately the taste is far from perfect.  This is basically an average root beer – bland, banal, blah, dull, humdrum, monotonous, tame, uninspiring, watery, weak, wishy-washy.

I did end up drifting off into a day-dream that had Johnny Depp, Pirates Keg Root Beer and a big chest of gold, but I was jolted back to life by the root beer dribble going down my chin.

If you can’t trust a pirate you can trust a pirate’s brew

The Professor’s Grade:  D