Monday, February 16, 2009

You Can't Make This Up

While living in Mexico I have discovered the great taste of Coke made with real sugar and not some lame sweetener like high fructose corn syrup.  Sorry, Iowa, but HFCS sucks.  I have also tried several of the half-dozen plus flavors of Tang that are available here.  Yep, it's not your granddaddy's astronaut drink anymore.  I find the mango Tang too sweet, the tangerine flavor is better than the traditional orange, and the strawberry is simply surprising.

The Mexicans also have a drink called Horchata.  It is a rice based drink that I am not at all fond of drinking.  The first time that I tried Horchata, it didn't sit well in my stomach.  I threw it up within 15 minutes.  I'm all for trying new things, but my experience with Horchata made me leery about other local beverages and their mixes.

And, go figure, the folks around here like to put lemon juice and salt in their beer.  (The German in me cringes.)  The pop company that make Squirt (one of my all time favorite soft drinks) also makes a version of Squirt with lemon juice and salt.  I guess tequila tastes great with that combination.  Personally, tequila doesn't need to be doctored to phuck you up.....

Remind me, should I ever visit India, that I don't really want to try their newest soft drink that is on its way to markets soon.  Reuters has an article about it --- "They call it Mellow Yellow?"

A hardline Hindu organization, known for its opposition to "corrupting" Western food imports, is planning to launch a new soft drink made from cow's urine, often seen as sacred in parts of India.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), or National Volunteer Corps, said the bovine beverage is undergoing laboratory tests for the next 2 to 3 months but did not give a specific date for its commercial release.

The flavor is not yet known, but the RSS said the liquid produced by Hinduism's revered holy cows is being mixed with products such as aloe vera and gooseberry to fight diseases such as diabetes and cancer.


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