Confirmed sighting: Frank's Alcoholic Root Beer/ Oddest Products of 2010
Posted: 19:50 Sun 09-Jan-2011. Price: £2-ish for 500ml. Location: Milton Keynes. Sub-flavours: Followup to the Frank's Alcoholic Ginger Beer. Nutritional unusualness: 4.0% alc, contains malted barley.
Tesco Lewisham was selling this at £1.50/bottle immediately after Christmas, but possible first-time spotter "Marc" adds an additional element of slight mystery as he reports: If you love root beer you might not like this! Tastes like a mix between lager and root beer. Does taste better after a few sips, just need to get used to it!
...And, in the interest of covering the options: if you don't love root beer, you might think all those sips still taste like Germolene. While we're on the subject, beverages provided many of the more unusual launches of the last 12 months, from the sounds-like-a-futuristic-laxative Evoid Seven and Morrisons New Season Cider with natural Orange Flavour to the slightly-Pimm's-like, 35% ABV, vodka-and sweet-tea-based Jeremiah Weed, "aimed at students" and served "in branded jam jars with ice, lemonade and a wedge of lemon or lime".
In more traditional confectionery, "Mr Simon" was mildly disturbed by this promotional chocolate version of the Google Chrome logo, but the award for maddest diversifications of the year must go
to whoever's running the labs at Honey Monster Foods, creators of not just Sugar Puffs and Honey Waffles, but also Choco Puffs, Choco Waffles, Banana Puffs and Spooky Puffs - the latter still available in Brent Cross Tesco for anyone worried about the less-than-10 shopping months between now and Halloween.
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Posted: 17:34 Mon 10-Jan-2011 by Zeddy
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Comment: Homer says: mmmmmmmmmmmm, Germolene!
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Comment: Oh and I forgot Tron shampoo (or 'Tronpoo' for short)
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