Carbonated beverages have been out of my diet for twelve years now. I buy one every now and then, but it causes me so many problems that my craving is cured for quite a while. I used to drink Coke and Dr. Pepper, but A W Root Beer
and Cream Soda were my favorites. I think I probably kept A & W in business for quite a few years. Now I buy an A & W Root Beer or Cream Soda about once a year. I love both poured over good quality French Vanilla ice cream. Few things in this life can compare to the taste and sensation of a good root beer float, and a cream soda float runs a close second. I'd like to find some decent noncarbonated versions, but the selections available in Hawaii are limited. I've tried a few and they were just nasty. I've abandoned my search for now, but I'm sure I'll be tempted again some day. Then I'll just have to deal with the whole I-can't-eat-ice-cream-either issue.
Did you know that A & W Root Beer was first served at a parade for returning WWI veterans in 1919? Roy Allan originally sold it for a nickel a serving from a roadside stand. It earned it's name when he paired up with Frank Wright and opened a restaurant. It's big business now, owned by a huge corporation, but it's got a long and honorable history. I'd ike to go back to supporting it. Guess that's not gonna happen anytime soon.
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