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I was interviewed last night for the US Westvleteren XII release. We made the front page of our local paper. 🙂 Here’s the story and video.
In the middle of April, Pepsi also will begin distributing Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback, which features those brands formulated with sugar.
This is a big deal since mainstream soft drinks in the United States are sweetened with High Fructose Corn Syrup. Typically, the only way to get soda from the “big guys” with real sugar is to import it (i.e., Mexican Coke) or wait till Passover (Kosher Coke, Kosher Pepsi).
I’m a diet-Coke drinker, specifically “Coke Zero”, but I hear there is a big difference between real-sugar and HF Corn Syrup. I’ll definitely try Pepsi Throwback. Even fans of Coke should support the product if they want a real-sugar version of their own favorite beverage.
Unfortunate name choice though. “Thowback?” Really?
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I carried a few drinks back with me from Malaysia to test with the family. First up is “Pokka Xpress Coffee”. The label assured me that this drink was brewed “from Coffee Beans”. Always a good thing when dealing with the part of the world that brings you Kopi Luwak.
The color when poured was an unappealing brown. The taste, although watery, offered up decent coffee flavor with little sour or bitter aftertaste.
Whatever Tenaga is, Pokka Xpress has 95 kcals of it.
I suspect I expended more than 95kcals lugging this can back with me.
UPDATE – Tenaga is the largest utility company in Malaysia. It’s all beginning to make sense now.
The rear of the can lists the ingredients as “Water, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Milk, Sugar, Permitted Stabilizer, and Permitted Flavouring.
Hrm. Permitted Flavouring.
A post on the topic at least a decade in the making.
From bbum’s “Weblog-o-Mat”, via Daring Fireball
Light and delicious, we enjoyed this greatly.
A group of us do football picks during the year. The person with the best record at the end gets to pick a single bottle of the beverage of their choice. This year our friend Brian won, and with a bit of persuasion on my part he chose Hewitt Vineyard’s Cabernet Sauvignon. It was $80, which was one of the priciest wines I’ve had in my life. Very, very, good.
Then again, at $80 it could taste like liquified liver and I’d tell you it was spectacular.