Saturday, June 14, 2008
A British Soft Drink Roundup
Time for a roundup of some local drinks from here in the UK. The first one came in a very timely manner as I stumbled through a 24 hour Tesco after a few beers earlier this week, as a product called Head Start appeared "for alcohol consumers." Yep - it was designed for fighting hangovers.
It instructed you to buy two bottles: one for consuming before going to sleep and one upon waking up. That's what I usually do with water anyway, so I dunno if this sports-drink-background formulation really made much of a difference. And the tart taste probably would have been much better had I drank it chilled. But I generally liked it, and it was certainly interesting to see.
Next up were a couple Jamaican drinks that I got when I was down in Brixton. The one on the left was simply grape soda, while the Karribean Kola on the right was a bit more interesting. I couldn't completely place my finger on it, but it didn't taste like cola. It was a bit fruity; almost like cherry soda or something. I think the label said that it actually came from the UK rather than Jamaica itself.
Lastly came a couple of healthier drinks that pretty much combined water with juices. Both were much lighter in taste than I was expecting but nonetheless were refreshing ways to rehydrate after so many nights of drinking.
Digested at 4:17 PM
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