As you can see, it looks much better broken-up and placed in an attractive tin. So, does it taste like a root beer float? Yes, it really does. In fact, I'm afraid I may eat most of this tonight as I go back in the kitchen for "one more little piece."
It does leave me thinking you could do this with just about any hard candy-peppermint would be good, or even butterscotch disks. Anyway, might still hesitate to give it as a gift as the colour really isn't very attractive, but it no longer resembles puke once broken into pieces.