Great-granddaughter is to blame
We haven't bought or used sweetened carbonated drinks in at least 30 years. But, g grandkid stayed with us a couple of days and nights. She re-interdused us to root beer floats. I'd forgotten how good they tasted on a hot summer day. She was particular in that it had to be "Dad's" root beer and Breyer vanilla ice cream. I confess that we've bought several large bottles of root beer since she went home. We aren't wedded to her favorite brands but we are sure enjoying a almost forgotten pleasure.