The custom of brewing root beer goes back to the 18th century. Farmers used to brew their own alcoholic beverage using the root of the sassafras plant for family get-togethers and other social events. In 1876, pharmacist Charles Hires first introduced a commercial version at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. By 1893, root beer was sold as a bottled soft drink to the public. It evolved into a non-alcoholic drink during Prohibition, when it was extremely commercially successful. Root beer is produced in every state in America! And are not you glad that this true American taste is available in a tasty hard candy. Stock up on your root beer barrel candy and shop above.
IMPORTANT! Here is what you need to know when you have to have a melt-able product and it is just plain hot out!
If you take the these precautions as follows:
- Ship to a valid business address where someone is there to receive the package on the first attempt and get it into a cool room.
- Purchase our ice pack protection, which is offered in the shopping cart page
... and if your candy STILL melts, we will provide a refund for the melted item. We will not reship these items. If you do not take these precautions we cannot assume any risk of melting and cannot issue a refund or product replacement.
To avoid melting on idle delivery trucks over the weekend, melt-able orders will not be shipped when the ETA includes transport over a weekend. If you are unsure of ground transit times please call us at 888-729-1960.
If you have any concerns please contact our Customer Service at (888) 729-1960.
These root beer barrels remind me of my childhood
My husband really enjoys these candies and loves handing them to people that we run into. Most people find them to be a blast from the past.
i need more
Dad's Root Beer Barrels