DH has long been a connoisseur of fancy sodas. Back in graduate school the dentist told him he had to cut out his soda habit (wrote “coke habit” but realized that might be misinterpreted, but it was mostly coca cola), so he picked up tea (and later coffee) for the caffeine and decided that if he was going to drink the occasional soda it would have to really count.
Paradise sells Bundaberg. Imported from like Australia or something. DH recently gave me a taste of his, because he loves me and is willing to share (and knows I don’t want a whole bottle of my own).
Me: This root beer tastes like your love for me. Delicious. Complex.
DH: My love for you is complex and carbonated?
When Bundaberg isn’t around, he favors Virgil’s which even our local supermarket started carrying in the fru-fru section. Another good one available at specialty/wine shops all over the South is Abita, which I have been told comes from New Orleans. (DH still prefers Virgil’s.)
Ah rootbeer. Licorice and vanilla and sassafrass and wintergreen.
Do you like rootbeer? What’s your favorite kind?