Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Root Beer

We tested three brands of root beer: A&W, Mug, and Big K.

Here is the breakdown of the prices:
  • A&W: $1.00
  • Mug: $1.50
  • Big K: $0.80
I didn't think there would be a difference in the taste. To me, soda is just soda! But, when I tried all three, I was definitely able to tell a difference. The best? A&W. It was hard to describe why it tasted better, but it was definitely the favorite. And, surprisingly, it wasn't even the most expensive!

As always, homemade root beer is also delicious! We've found that it goes flat pretty quickly, though. Our all time favorite root beer is the tap A&W root beer from the fast food chain. There is one by our house, and we occasionally go to get a root beer float.


  1. Prices have more than tripled since this article. Most of that increase in the past year (after Covid). Update suggested.

  2. Thanks for your comment. I totally agree. I would suggest now to skip the root beer since it isn't the healthiest and drink water. It is much cheaper and better for you. Sometimes the cheapest things can be the best.