F Minus

Big K Root Beer

big k root beerLet me begin with a quote from the side of the bottle.  It says,

We Promise your whole family will enjoy the refreshing flavor of Big K.  If you are not delighted, let us know.  We will make it right with a replacement or refund.  (I took a picture of little professor #1 laughing after I read this)

No, I am not making this up.  On the side of an uninspiring, store-brand, .89 cent root beer, it says “if you are not delighted, let us know.”  The problem for me is two-fold.  First of all, I am not delighted, but my kids are.  In fact, I think that if you add sugar and carbonate toilet water they would still be delighted.  Secondly, I have to ask myself if it’s really worth it to create a stink over an .89 cent root beer.

The bottom-line for this root beer review is that the name, label and root beer are all at the bottom of the barrel.  In fact, I normally don’t get all upset at a bad label (because it’s the taste that really counts), but this label is so bad that it’s embarrassing for the whole Kroger Supermarket Chain.

Unfortunately, this brew will have to be added to the curriculum for “The Greatest Root Beer Failures of All-Time.”

The Professor’s Grade:  F -