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Rootbeer in the UK

Soop Oct 13, 2008 05:19 AM

Anybody know where I can get rootbeer in the UK (hopefully at less than import prices)?
I managed to pick up some carters, but it's a little soft for my taste. The old McDonalds stuff was great.

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  1. Peg RE: Soop Oct 13, 2008 06:35 AM

    I've seen it as Asda...

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      Soop RE: Peg Oct 13, 2008 07:44 AM

      Yeah, that's the Carters stuff I got. I think that's all they do

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        zuriga1 RE: Soop Oct 13, 2008 09:40 AM

        How's the taste?

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          Soop RE: zuriga1 Oct 14, 2008 05:14 AM

          I tried one today, and it's not actually too bad. Not too sweet, fairly smooth, and the taste isn't bad. It just tastes a little artificial (which it is) and not quite "rootbeery" enough.

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      foreignmuck RE: Soop Oct 13, 2008 07:19 AM

      A&W rootbeer at www.cybercandy.co.uk for 88p a tin.

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        Soop RE: foreignmuck Oct 13, 2008 07:48 AM

        That's if you buy 24+ - and the delivery is £5 minimum, meaning it's actually £1.41 per can.
        It's doable as a last resort, but it's a far cry from the 23p a can at Asda!

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          nanette RE: foreignmuck Oct 13, 2008 03:10 PM

          americansoda.co.uk is slightly cheaper at roughly £1 a can (for 24) including shipping. They frequently do offers.

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            Soop RE: nanette Oct 14, 2008 05:13 AM

            I found this: http://www.alcoholfree.co.uk/product_...

            But I might go for American Soda. The goose one in the link got a good review from root beer barrel.

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          expatlondon RE: Soop Oct 16, 2008 05:03 AM

          You can get A&W at the Thai Food market on Camden High St. Halfway between Mornington crescent and Camdentown

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            Ibrahim.Salha RE: expatlondon Oct 16, 2008 07:59 AM

            Yep, just came here to post that. Alternatively, Oriental City Supermarket on Queensway also sells it (around 55p a can in both shops)

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              Soop RE: Ibrahim.Salha Oct 16, 2008 09:28 AM

              You guys are both awesome :)

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                sulineats RE: Soop Nov 12, 2008 03:19 PM

                If you're close to a Wing Yip supermarket, they also sell A&W in cans. ~50-60p a can.

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            bchan RE: Soop Nov 11, 2008 04:18 PM

            I'm going to go off on a limb and ask if anyone might know where I could find any type of Root Beer in Ireland- spec. the Limerick area. I'm an exchange student from the US and it's one thing I've been craving for since arriving here. I did find Ginger Ale at Tesco! So it's start :)

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              e15 RE: bchan Nov 25, 2008 05:45 AM

              IKEA sells a root beer for 65p for a 500ml bottle in its food section. But I have yet to try the product

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                Soop RE: e15 Dec 2, 2008 02:09 AM


                I'm going to Ikea.

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                  iheartcupcakes RE: Soop Dec 8, 2008 01:53 PM

                  I went to Cyber Candy today and they have a special offer on big bottles of AW Root beer - its 1.99 a bottle (sorry my pound sign isn't working on my keyboard!) Not sure if its cheap or not but thought some of you root beer fans may be interested

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