Sweetener: Sugar or Corn Sweetener
Bottled at: New Britain, Connecticut
Purchase Location: Rocket Fizz
Sherman F. Avery began making soda in a red barn in New Britain, Connecticut during the summer of 1904. He delivered his Avery’s Sodas by way of a horse pulled wagon. Today, Avery’s Beverages are still made in small batches in that same New Britain, Connecticut red barn. Avery’s Beverages has quite a repertoire of sodas, with 25 classic flavors, 8 diet flavors, 6 specialty and seasonal flavors, and 8 “Totally Gross Sodas.”
Avery Sarsaparilla has an old time two-tone label. The label does not specify the flavor of the soda. Instead, the type of soda is identified on the bottle cap. Later, when looking for the list of ingredients, I realized the ingredients were also found on the cap and not the label (as for the nutrition facts, they were not on the label or the bottle cap). This allows Avery to use the same label for all of its sodas. Only the bottle caps differ from flavor to flavor.
Avery Sarsaparilla is light in color and in flavor. Its color is that of a light colored cream soda. Its taste is that of a mild root beer mixed with ginger ale. The flavor is good, although not as strong as I would like, but lasts just a brief moment. Avery Sarsaparilla is also highly carbonated. It bubbled all the way down my throat, feeling like little carbonation bubbles were sticking to my throat. It was a unique carbonation feeling. In the end Avery Sarsaparilla was good, but lacked a little flavor.
Overall Score: 6 of 10.