I think its ok as roots beers go I have to say that I did try the diet version and on the Dads, and A&Ws full sugar version. The A&W is by far the best root beer I have had. I remember Mc Donalds and I did see Barqs was alleged to be the one they used. I know it has been about 20 years, maybe more since I tried it, and like all things, things always looked better in ones youth and the 80s! I cant believe why all root beers, are so expensive here but hey, ho I suppose everything in England is! Bar the Halal meat.