Root Beer Barrels
Root Beer Barrels History
Root Beer Barrels are a classic candy that capture the distinct flavor of root beer in a hard candy form. Here's a brief history of Root Beer Barrels candy:
The exact origin and specific details of the creation of Root Beer Barrels candy are not widely documented. However, it is believed that the candy's roots can be traced back to the United States, where root beer itself originated.
Root beer is a carbonated soft drink that is flavored with extracts from various plant roots, such as sassafras, sarsaparilla, and birch. It became popular in the 19th century as a non-alcoholic alternative to beer and was commonly consumed as a refreshing beverage.
Root Beer Barrels candy was created to capture the unique taste of root beer in a portable and long-lasting form. The candy is typically made by boiling a mixture of sugar, corn syrup, and root beer flavoring until it reaches the hard crack stage. The resulting mixture is then poured into barrel-shaped molds and allowed to cool and harden.
The flavor of Root Beer Barrels candy is reminiscent of the effervescent and herbal notes found in traditional root beer. It offers a sweet and slightly spicy taste that evokes the classic soda flavor.
Root Beer Barrels candy gained popularity as a nostalgic treat, enjoyed by both children and adults. The distinct barrel shape and amber color of the candy further contribute to its appeal.
Today, Root Beer Barrels candy is widely available in various confectionery stores, candy shops, and online retailers. It is often sold in bulk or individually wrapped packages, making it a convenient and portable candy option.
Root Beer Barrels candy has become a staple in the confectionery industry and continues to be enjoyed by root beer enthusiasts and candy lovers alike. Its enduring popularity can be attributed to its unique flavor profile and its ability to evoke fond memories of classic root beer beverages.
Root Beer Barrels Memories
Root Beer Barrels were my choice of candy when I was growing up. My fondest memory is when I was in Junior high school. I have a baby brother who was in kindergarten school which was about a half mile from my school. I walked to school but rode the transit bus home. I would always stop by the campus shop and buy some Root Beer Barrels before I went to get my brother and ride the bus home.
He would be there by the fence waiting for me every day and his little eyes would just about pop out before he could get his root beer barrels. He LOVED them and still does. When I visited him last year he brought this up to me that he still remembers those times when I would bring him the candy.
I wanted to get him some for Christmas but could not find them anywhere until I came across your site. I thank you for the opportunity for my brother and me, to once again share those never forgotten fond memories. ~ Sue from North Carolina
I remember when I was ten years old and I played school baseball. Before every game I would always put a root beer barrel in my mouth and chew it up and the flavor would be in my mouth throughout the game. I felt it gave me the extra push to give 110%.
We only lost one game in our league but that was the day I woke up tired and forgot my root beer barrel. I still don’t know if it was because they were a better team or because I broke game tradition. I really believe the root beer barrels held that much of a significance but that’s just me. Right after the games I would get a root beer barrel as soon as I walked inside my house.
I stop that tradition as soon as I stopped baseball. But 7 years later to this day I started eating them after meals and just savored the great flavor, which I thought was the greatest candy of all time. This just proves to me that I can never grow out of the traditional root beer barrels. ~ Ross from Pennsylvania