While comparing Polar's Natural/Organic Root Beer vs Stewart's I noticed a delightful honey like taste in the latter. After reading the ingredients, my friend insists its just a variety of the corn syrup used.
These are the ingredients:
Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Caramel Color, Sodium Benzoate (A Preservative), Citric Acid, Acacia, Quillaia and Yucca Extract.
What do you think it may be? I'm going to wager that commercial roots don't mess with honey since honey can vary wildly different from season and source. If I wanted to get that honey flavor without using honey, would is recommended?