Diet Stewart’s

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Diet Stewart’s is the diet version of the mass-market Stewart’s Root Beer.  I don’t know why this product even exists.  I can understand diet cola – some people drink five or six colas a day, and the calories add up – but a diet root beer?  Who needs that?  Does anyone worry about being fattened by all of the root beer they consume?  It’s like having a low-fat Kit-Kat bar.  Why?

I will admit that Diet Stewart’s starts off OK.  It has a nice, classic bottle design, and it smells OK – typical, with a whiff of carbon dioxide, but not bad.  When I poured it into a glass for a visual inspection, however, I began to get suspicious.  It looked thin, with no head and a pallid, tea-like colour.  The taste – or lack of taste – was worse.  Diet Stewart’s has absolutely NO flavour.  Honest.  If I were to do a blind taste test, I would say it tastes most like watered down, flavourless, carbonated diet cider – certainly NOT root beer!  And I’m an expert on root beer.  It has an aftertaste of pulverized alkaline battery. Upon inspection of the label, I learned that this is a zero-calorie root beer, sweetened with root beer, and with no recognizable ingredients aside from water.  Strangely, it contains some dessert plant extracts, for what purpose I cannot fathom (definitely not the taste).

I poured the rest of the bottle down the sink.  I will never drink this vile shadow of an excuse for root beer again.

Ew.

Diet Stewart's, reviewed by Aristophanes on 2010-07-15T05:00:00+00:00 rating 1.0 out of 10

One thought on “Diet Stewart’s

  1. Stacey E

    I’m drinking one of those right now, and you’re right, there is really no taste aside from the sugar substitute. Actually, I’ve let it sit out overnight and it’s just starting to get a flavor to it. That’s unfortunate, because their diet orange is really good. I’ve actually seen quillaia extract in several other brands, so I guess that’s the new trend.

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