Ahh, finally, a root beer for the past, from the past-wait a minute, does that label say “Est. 2010”? It does! These phonies are trying to swindle me by saying they’ve got an “Olde Time Soda” that’s a flashback to the good old days, but how do I know that they know what the good old days were like if their dang company wasn’t around back then? I expect truth in marketing now that the internet exists, and this is a lie. A lie!
The part of the root beer that can’t lie is the flavor, and I must say that Flashback has a nice, refreshing taste of wintergreen. To borrow a term from RPGs (not Rocket Propelled Grenades, the other RPG), they min-maxed the taste when creating the root beer. Instead of trying for a sweet or “spicy” flavor, they went all-in on wintergreen. Too many root beers these days try to be a jack of all trades and a master of none, so it’s nice to see a root beer that knows its limits. Unfortunately, one of those limits (despite tasting like wintergreen) is that this root beer cannot glow in the dark, unlike those Lifesaver mints. Regardless, this is probably one of the best root beers I’ve had in a while. Definitely the best new one I’ve had this year. Refreshingly simple root beer.
It is also just a dirty liar.