Friday, October 14, 2016

Pic-a-Pop Root Beer

I've finally got my hands on Pic-a-Pop in glass. I've been in search for quite some time.....but the time has come. Pic-a-Pop opened for business in 1971. Their headquarters were located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are basically the Canadian version of A&W, Barqs, or Dad's. They've been a mainstay for a generation of soda drinkers. I wish I could say it has been worth the wait. It saddens me...but this is not very good stuff. The head dissappeared in a blink of an eye. It starts out ok on initial contact but then turns to a sour herbal and fruity wave of flavor. The body is just syrupy and sticky wthout much traditional root beer flavor. The finish is just more sour and fruity notes...I'm not amused. Canada needs to look to other options....not sure how this company became a linchpin in the soda world. 4/10.

2 comments:

  1. Brad, you do realize Pic a Pop was closed in 1990' and another company in Mb bought the name and started using it in 2014 or so? This is no iconic Canadian longstanding classic!

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  2. Brad, you do realize Pic a Pop was closed in 1990' and another company in Mb bought the name and started using it in 2014 or so? This is no iconic Canadian longstanding classic!

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