Sweetener: Pure Cane Sugar
Bottled at: Mukilteo, Washington
Purchase Location: Galco’s Soda Pop Stop
Did you know the gun fight at the O.K. Corral was all about keeping the formula for Earp’s Sarsaparilla out of the hands of the bad guys? It’s true, according to the makers of Earp’s Sarsaparilla. After the gun fight, the survivors likely sat down together, made peace, and enjoyed some Earp’s Sarsaparilla. After all, as the bottle explains, “After a hard day of gun fight’n, nothing beats a real Sarsaparilla.” Now, this old-timey sarsaparilla is available to bring Wild West adventure to your mundane life.
Earp’s Western Foods teamed up with Orca Beverages to produce Earp’s Sarsaparilla, which pictures Mike Earp, owner of Earp’s Western Foods and a real-life descendant of legend Wyatt Earp, on the label. Sporting an eighteenth century suit and a modified handlebar/horseshoe mustache, and holding a long barreled revolver, Mike Earp easily passes as slightly aged version of his famous ancestor Wyatt Earp.
Earp’s Sarsaparilla is a mild and creamy sarsaparilla. Earp’s does not have the strong wintergreen flavor found in many other sarsaparillas. In fact, nothing about Earp’s Sarsaparilla is particularly strong. Earp’s has a simple, moderate flavor, but is not watery. Although not very eventful, Earp’s Sarsaparilla has a good flavor. It qualifies as a fine every day root beer treat.
Overall Score: 7 of 10.