Harvey and Vern’s falls in the “sweet and creamy” category of root beer. It is made with “pure cane sugar” (also known as “sugar”), and, interestingly, has yucca extract in it. I’m not sure what the yucca contributes, exactly — their website claims it gives the soda a wintergreen undertone, which I always appreciate, but I didn’t pick up on that myself (likely due to cycling-related exhaustion). It’s definitely creamy, though, and a bit cloying. It has a nice novelty cap, and everyone knows I’m a sucker for a good novelty cap.
Serve this root beer in an iced glass at a summer backyard party. You’ll impress your friends with a fancy soda, but you won’t offend anyone’s pallet with anything too complex.
Overall, I give this root beer a surprisingly low rating… surprising even to myself as I write it up, considering that I recall it being pretty darn decent. I guess I was feeling vindictive that day. Oh well. I’ve never claimed this website is objective.Harvey and Vern's Root Beer,