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> Why do Japanese people hate root beer?
polydemic
post Mar 7 2009, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE(findingnine @ Mar 6 2009, 12:18 PM) *

Is Dr Pepper very popular? Everyone seems to know what that is.


That's another question -- Where is Dr Pepper popular & where isn't it?

Where I live it is. Wherever softdrinks are sold, its supply is stocked equally with Coke & Pepsi.


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post Mar 9 2009, 04:35 AM
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I noticed in Central America that the soft drink market was almost totally controlled by Pepsi! In the UK I'd say about 75% of the soft drinks sold are Coke.


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post Mar 9 2009, 09:04 AM
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I'm not sure, but I think sasparilla is a little more spicier/flavourful than rootbeer.


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post Mar 10 2009, 03:38 PM
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I remember when I stayed in scotland for 3 months I had a hard time finding a lot of american things, like plain yellow mustard, (to be fair i was staying in a small town). But I did find root beer of some unknown brand and the cans had american flags all over it. I do think root beer is very american, but you would think it would be popular in japan amongst the american pop culture enthusiasts over there. haha.
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post Apr 26 2012, 01:36 AM
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QUOTE(sianeth @ Mar 5 2009, 09:52 AM) *

But.... what is it??! I still don't know. Is it like ginger beer, or is that different? To be frank, I don't really know what that is either.

Its really good. Its not ginger... Its like.... Root beer is a carbonated, sweetened beverage, originally made using the root of a sassafras plant, so it tastes like sassafras. Its ok. Not as good as Dr. Pepper, or Coca~Cola. Its nothing worth freaking out over. I could live without it...
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post Aug 25 2012, 10:54 PM
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Well my teachers for japanese in highschool went over to Japan and said the reason japanese hate rootbeer is because it tastes like their medicine. I think cough medicine. So whenever they taste it, it's gross, because it tastes like the medicine they have to drink when they're sick.
I wouldn't like rootbeer either if that's the experience i had with that flavor! lol
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