Nothing hits the spot, when your thirsty like a good sarsaparilla. They aren't as readily available as their root beer cousins. So when I find a new one that I haven't tried before, I quickly snatch one up. Recently I was able to try one made by AJ Stephans. They make their old fashioned style soda near Boston. They claim they make "New England's Best Tonic". They use water from an artesian well and sweeten their drinks with cane sugar.
This sarsaparilla had a nice sweet taste with the right amount of carbonation. But it is missing something. It's missing a punch. Maybe a little bit of spice would have made it a 5 star sarsaparilla. I think the sarsaparilla made by the Jackson Hole Soda Company is better. However that doesn't mean you should pass up on a bottle of AJ Stephans. It may be kind of one dimensional in flavor, but that one dimension is pretty good. It is definitely worth your time and money.
Where to Buy
I got mine through the online business of the Old 52 General Store. They have a limited supply of this drink, so act fast! They also have over 300 other flavors of soda pop. Their physical store is located in Sabin, Minnesota.