I love sarsaparilla — and root beer and birch beer — and often there’s a bit of a licorice taste present in these drinks, and I accept that. This Bickford’s could be marketed as a licorice-flavored soda, it’s so strong. It completely overwhelms the palate. There’s also a strong sour/bitter note all along the top of it that doesn’t work.
Would I buy it again? No