Barons Boothill Sarsaparilla
Bottled at: Glendora, California
Purchase Location: Galco’s Soda Pop Stop
Barons Boothill Sarsaparilla is a mystery drink. It has no website, and I am not exactly sure where the soda is made. In a barely readable microscopic font, the label states that Barons Boothill Sarsaparilla is distributed by Specialty Bevarages, Inc. of Glendora, California, but the birthplace of the soda is not disclosed. The mystery theme continues with the ingredients for Barons Boothill Sarsaparilla. Its sweetener is fructose. Sugar cane derived fructose? Sugar beet derived fructose? Corn derived fructose? It is a mystery.
Even the taste of Barons Boothill Sarsaparilla is something of an enigma. It is a light and refreshing drink, but is it a sarsaparilla? I recognized three different soda flavors in Barons Boothill Sarsaparilla. First, the crisp, fresh taste of ginger ale came to the fore. Later, the predominant flavor was cola. All along, there was a hint of sarsaparilla, but it certainly was not strong or the main flavor. So is it a sarsaparilla? I guess a soda with a hint of sarsaparilla can claim to be sarsaparilla. The important thing is that despite the mysteries of Barons Boothill Sarsaparilla, it tastes pretty good.
Overall Score: 7 of 10.