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Barq's Frozen Root Beer And Vanilla Ice Cream Float Is The Summer Treat You've Been Waiting For

Barq's Frozen Root Beer And Vanilla Ice Cream Float Is The Summer Treat You've Been Waiting For

This delicious treat comes in the form of a tube which is super convenient. It is available on Instacart and other grocery stores.

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Who would've thunk that a frozen root beer with a vanilla ice cream float atop would hit the sweet spot? Well, that's exactly what Barq's has concocted to quench our thirst during the hot summer days. This delicious treat comes in the form of a tube, so you can just suck on it like you would an ice pop. 



 

 

Available on Instacart or your local grocery store, a pack of these contains 24 tubes that are ready to be consumed on the go. Gone are the days where you'd have to carry a pack of root beers and ice cream individually to make your root beer float. And let's face it, they are a messy affair to make no matter how careful you are because the ratio of root beer to ice cream almost always fails. There's always spillage and stickiness that ensues thereafter. But this can be a thing of the past now.  According to Insider, what makes this float so unique is that "Each individually packaged pop features a perfectly proportioned mix of frozen Barq's root beer and vanilla ice cream in a convenient grab-and-go tube," adding, "The slushy frozen soda swirled together with creamy vanilla ice cream is hard to resist. The best part—besides the satisfying taste, of course—is that each pop is less than 100 calories."



 

 

Are you salivating already? If you are, quickly head to the nearest Publix, Jewel-Osco, Price Rite, or ShopRite. As Matt Mitchell from It's a Southern Thing, aptly notes the float tubes "may be the greatest invention ever." He wrote: "Every once in a while, a new invention changes the way humanity views a product. Apple did it with the telephone. Tesla is doing it with the vehicle. And now, Barq's has revolutionized the root beer float," adding, "The vanilla ice cream is perfectly swirled around the frozen root beer inside the tube. All you have to do is push up on the bottom of the tube and the root beer float comes to you! And the best part: the balance of root beer to ice cream is always perfect. Because nothing is worse than finishing off all your root beer while a whole scoop of vanilla ice cream is left at the bottom of the cup."  Voila, fuss-free, non-sticky, and oh-so downright delicious. 



 

 

Naturally, people were understandably beyond thrilled with this summer treat. Twitter user phillyironlung wrote: Root Beer floats are that thing you forget how good they are till it strangely pops into your head. Best use for vanilla ice cream by far. An Instagram user added: Got a sugar rush and celebrated #NationalBeerDay with this super nommy all-in-one root beer float which I didn’t even know existed until today!

Joshua from aldireviewer noted that the frozen treat came at a price of $2.99 for a box of 8 tubes. However, he did point to a flaw with the treat. He stated: The tubes certainly have the flavor of ice cream and root beer. The problem, of course, is that they’re not carbonated, so that bubble you get with a true root beer float isn’t here. Instead, you get the caramel-like flavor of root beer and the vanilla flavor of vanilla ice cream. Nevertheless, they were impressed with the overall product and taste noting: "If you’re looking for something that is quick and easy, these tubes make for a decent little ice cream treat, although without the carbonation of a true root beer float." 

 



 

 

 

So, go and grab one of these bad boys. What are you waiting for?

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