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Since way back in the days, IBC and A&W have been cranking out one of the greatest beverages known to man, root beer. Through the years there have been many imitators but nobody has been able to duplicate their super-secret formulas. As far back as post wartime 1919, people have been enjoying IBC’s and A&W’s great taste and superior quality. August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the unique heritage of IBC and A&W than to make a root beer float and have some good old-fashioned fun.
When I drink a root beer float I can’t help but to think of the good ole days. When I grew up I spent as much time as I could near water. Whether it was the pool, lake, river, creek, or ocean you could always find me gallivanting in or near the water. During the summer months, visiting my grandparents, I chugged down a root beer float every chance I got. I don’t know what I enjoyed more, listening to all my grandfather’s stories or the root beer floats! Perhaps it’s a combination of both.
Now that I am all grown up and have kids of my own, its up to me to keep the tradition alive and make root beer float memories. During the summer, at least twice a month, I like to sit outside with the kids and converse over a root beer float. I don’t feel like half the story teller my grandfather was so I let the kids do most of the talking. From trips down memory lane to their hopes and dreams for the future, conversations go wherever they take it. Listening to my kids, I get those same feelings from long past. I feel warmness, contentment, and love. Combine those feelings with A&W’s or IBC’s signature rich and creamy deliciousness and it doesn’t get much better than that does it?
If root beer floats aren’t your thing, the Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has a plethora of products that are guaranteed to placate the pickiest palate. Have you ever had a Crush Orange Vanilla Float? How about an RC Cola Float? The options are virtually endless. DPS is fueled by more than 50 brands that are enjoyed throughout the world. They truly have whatever floats your boat. Nobody on the planet delivers more variety and flavor than DPS! There are even 100 DPS products on the market that deliver nutritional benefits and contain either zero or reduced calories. Their portfolio is truly amazing because they literally have something for everyone. From carbonated drinks, tea, juice, to mixers chances are you’ve probably already enjoyed a DPS product and don’t even know it.
For all you root beer enthusiasts, celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with me and enjoy a rich, frothy, creamy, vanilla treat. There is no better way to celebrate the hottest days of summer than with an ice cold refreshing root beer float and the company of people you love most.