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A&W Introduces New Line of Bottled Root Beer Floats

Float Into Summer With A&W Floats

What if I told you that you could have a hassle-free root beer float anytime you wanted? Well, thanks to the folks at A&W, you can! They recently announced a new line of drinks — A&W and Sunkist Floats ($1.79 each/$5.99 for four) — that promises to deliver a real float experience without all the fuss. Personally, I like the fuss associated with floats. Getting ice cream stuck in your straw is part of the fun! Yet, I can see where some people might like to indulge without the hassle. According to Andrew Springate, vice president of marketing at A&W, they have been trying to create this drink for quite some time. When asked about it, he said:

For years, beverage makers have tried to crack the code and develop an indulgent drink that tastes like a homemade float. The A&W and Sunkist Floats are indulgent treats like nothing consumers have experienced before; one pour and your taste buds will be amazed — no work, no hassle.

I haven't seen them at any of my local stores, but they should be hitting the market shortly. When they do, will you be picking one up?

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dinomax dinomax 9 years
I tried the float and i think that A&W should take it off the shelves as quick as possible and they should also find out who in the company tasted it and put on the shelf to begin with and replace him with someone that has taste buds this product is not at all what A&W was built on Dino Maxwell
cmatt cmatt 9 years
I have to agree with nicademus. I love A&W. I was at the store today, and I saw this and I thought, "life has become that much easier, and sunnier, and happier." I bought four bottles and hurried to my car to try one. I read the label and was even more excited to see no "High fructose corn syrup". But when I opened this thing, I cannot begin to explain the horror. this tasted like there was A&W somewhere in there, but it was hard to find with all the other flavors of gross flowing down my throat. I almost spit it out it was so disgusting. I read the label, and I saw skim I thought maybe just one of the ingredients was bad or something, because nothing could be purposely marketed that tasted so gross and off from the original, near perfect A&W. So opened the second one, and it's the same story. I soooo wanted to like this. But avoid it at all costs. Or try it just once to understand what I'm sayng.
nicademus nicademus 9 years
Just tried it, they are gross! It tastes like a melted root beer float thats been left out in the sun, chilled and had caramel added. not impressed.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
mmmm...I'll try it!!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
OOOOOOOO that sounds really great!
Marseeah Marseeah 9 years
I'm going to start looking for those today! I don't think they'll really be like floats... but I have to try it!
emlod10 emlod10 9 years
i like root beer floats because of the contrast of the root beer and ice cream (one smooth liquid and the other freezing cold/hard)
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I'll def try this out. I do LOVE actual root beer floats...and when I DO happen to "go through the fuss" I go all out including whipped cream and cherries. THen I drink the left over root beer with the cherry juice. SO YUMMY.
4BYRDS 4BYRDS 9 years
no. why ruin the original?
rickimc rickimc 9 years
I would definitely try this. I make my floats with melted ice cream, anyway.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
this should be interesting!
tvjunkie45 tvjunkie45 9 years
A&W rocks, I would so love to try this.
emalove emalove 9 years
I LOVE root beer floats and I like the fuss of making them too! I'd rather just make my own...
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
Ok there isn't really a hassle in making a Root Beer Float - It's easy - Plus if you are really lazy you can get one in the drive thru at your local A&W
omilawd omilawd 9 years
Yes, please!
Lambsauce Lambsauce 9 years
A&W are my initials, too! :P I would definitely try these if they ever made it to Canada. They certainly sound interesting.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
Most definitely! We love to make root beer floats at our house. :yum:
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I would try it.. but I like the experience of the real float too!! The ice cream stuck in the straw, your hands getting sticky, how it's served in that ice cold glass....
harperjs harperjs 9 years
I would definitely try this at least once!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
that's kind of cool. my brothers always used to love those and to be honest - w/o the 'float' i don't think that i care for cream soda or root beer
Sounds awesome!! I recently tried a French Vanilla Italian Cream Soda, at my local coffee shop, and it tasted just like a float. Like liquid ice cream, delish!
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