Watson’s Sarsae is like a thinner version of sarsaparilla – not too sweet and a little watery, with a little molasses flavor that’s also evident in the scent. While it does have a definite plant-based flavor, which is actually more pronounced because it isn’t as sweet, there’s not much depth. It’s also a little tart, leaving the same squeaky feeling on the teeth that some citrus drinks often can. The ingredients list both sugar and HFCS, which is interesting considering that it’s not that sweet, and also includes an “acidity regulator.”
Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Colour (E150d), Acidity Regulator (E330), Preservative (E211), Flavours.