Maine's most popular soda stinks.

There, I said it. Sorry, not sorry.

I understand people absolutely love it, but I simply refuse to accept that the Pine Tre State's favorite sweet, carbonated beverage is this flavor. Though, I guess it does fit in the demographic of being an old state.

But seriously, folks, who on Earth actually chooses root beer as their favorite soda? Well, apparently Mainers do.

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According to World Population Review, Maines most popular soda is root beer, a beverage that's traditionally made from using sassafras tree bark. YUM! Nothing says delicious like tree bark.

Quite frankly, I'm not surprised. Just walk into a store, and there's typically 55 different brands of root beer to choose from. They range from the iconic A&W to numerous locally made craft versions. One would imagine there's a reason for all the supply (it would be demand. That's the only thing I remember from Economy 101).

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I imagine root beer is also popular due to its versatility. The dirt-flavored beverage is terrible perfect for ice cream floats and other sweet treats. Plus, it's a flavoring additive for many types of food, especially meat marinades.

Root beer is also one of the healthier sodas, though I'm using the term healthy very loosely. According to the site, the barky liquid is high in Vitamin B, potassium, and calcium, and can works as an appetite suppressor.

While that is all great, it still doesn't make root beer taste good. Do folks really enjoy root beer over a delicious Coke, Diet Coke, Fresca, Sunkist, Crush, every Fanta flavor, every Jarritos flavor, Mexican Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Coke Zero, every Welch's flavor, Mountain Dew, Tab, RC Cola, Squirt, Pepsi Max, the weird Hi-C Orange at McDonald's, or every craft soda that isn't root beer? I just don't understand it.

I guess I just need to live with the fact that I'm the outlier in this state, a simple man with much better taste than the rest. I know, it's burden.

I will agree to this. I'd much rather drink a root beer than that vile Moxie elixir. That motor oil makes root beer taste like fine wine.

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