This foundation soda inspired lip balm tastes and smells exactly like its namesake. The lip gloss goes on thick but it is not sticky. The long lasting lip balm leaves a nice healthy sheen on my lips. Unlike the other Mentha lip balms from C.O. Bigelow, I couldn’t smell or taste any of the mint. The clear gloss doesn’t provide any tint and can be used on top of lipstick to give a high gloss shine. While I am not a big fan of root beer, I really enjoyed this gloss and would probably get it again.