Decoding Root Beer: Debunking myths to enjoy this refreshing drink
September 5, 2023
For soda enthusiasts, nothing quite hits the spot like a delicious, ice-cold glass of root beer. This nostalgic beverage is refreshing and quite easy to drink. It’s frothy and fizzy and has a unique blend of sweetness and complex flavors that can satisfy both kids and adults and even the most discerning palates.
When it comes to root beer brands, Mug, a product of Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI), the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country, is a popular choice. It features a smooth and creamy flavor with a subtle taste of wintergreen that resonates with people of all ages and offers an unforgettable taste experience.
The mug is a classic beverage that offers a chock-full of possibilities for root beer fans and enthusiasts. It is a perfect companion for those who seek a thrill for their taste buds. Mug Root Beer is satisfyingly tasty in its simplest form and can taste even better when customized to create different delightful recipes. However, despite its popularity these days, there are still misconceptions circulating that hinder some people from discovering the magic of this classic beverage.
And here are some of the myths worth decoding:
Mug Root Beer contains alcohol
False. Many people have mistakenly associated root beer with alcoholic drinks, and sometimes it spins out of control and leads to heated discussions.
For example, in 2018, a cashier at a supermarket in Cabanatuan City mistook Mug for an alcoholic beverage and refused to allow it to be sold during a liquor ban.
While the name suggests it is beer, Mug is a non-alcoholic beverage.
It was Charles E. Hires, the Philadelphian pharmacist who introduced the first commercial root beer, who gave the non-alcoholic beverage its name as an attempt to capture the masculine sensibilities of the miners whom he was selling his products to back in 17th century.
Mug Root Beer contains an addictive stimulant
False. Compared with other sodas, Mug is caffeine-free, hence it is a great option for people who are avoiding such ingredients. It is also fat-free and contains a minimal amount of sodium, making it a better alternative to other varieties of non-alcoholic beverages.
Mug Root Beer is only consumed as a beverage
False. Although Mug is already a delightful treat in its simplest form, it is also customizable and can be used as an ingredient in various recipes.
It can be used as a marinade for meats or flavoring for pastries like pies, cakes, doughnuts, and cupcakes.
It can also be used to make slushies if you’re feeling the icy vibe, or root beer cocktails if you’re craving a boozy kick and a little adventure.
Another best-loved recipe is the float, which is made by combining root beer and ice cream to whip up a fantastic comfort drink. With Mug, this nostalgic treat can now be conveniently and easily recreated at home and enjoyed by the whole family.
Aside from Mug, PCPPI distributes well-known brands such as Pepsi, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Gatorade, Tropicana, Sting, Milkis, Lipton, Premier Purified Water, and Chum Churum Soonhari. For more information about PCPPI and its products, please visit www.pepsiphilippines.com.