OK I am back from my trip to Ontario and I am here to report that Canada is not some strange foreign land. The parts of Ontario I saw were basically like an Iowa punctuated with West Hartford, Connecticuts, if that helps you place the area in your mental topography at all. They rely a bit too heavily on coin money, which is frankly gross and tiresomely historical, but whatever. I was just visiting.
Beverage-wise there were no real surprises, sadly. I was hoping to find something new and unheard of, the potable equivalent of poutine, perhaps, but nay. They drink what we drink, and I guess the world just seems a little bit smaller today. *sigh*
Black Cherry soda comes in large and economically-effiecient plastic bottles! Josh maybe Canada is your religion’s idea of Heaven? Also: they decided that to have Cream Soda be red.
IRN-BRU is in full-effect. I actually like this better over time.
You can find TrueBlue there, unlike where I live. Although they were out of Blueberry Green Tea.
Itzer was the only beverage I came across that I hadn’t seen anywhere else. It’s USP is that it is red. Not exactly news. And not exactly tasty, either.
This was like whoa. Fruitopia Tangerine Wavelength is in full effect! I scanned the cartons, and there’s no mention of Coca-Cola anywhere on them. It’s like a breakaway faction of Fruitopia enthusiasts, high on patchouli fumes, have established an illicit indie revival of their favorite C-list beverage. If you look closely, the title actually reads F.R.U.I.T.O.P.I.A. and contains a small hidden logo of a muted post horn.
Ontario: the beverage revolution is brewing, but will involve resets of beverages you already know you don’t like.
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IRN-BRU is rad.
Apparently “___ is in full effect” is the new “get your ___ on”.
DAMN IT I noticed I used it twice and then forgot to pull one in editing. Ah well. Let this entry stand as my own person Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or whatever.
What’s up with these trips to Canada? Can you get spruce beer in the USA? (I think it’s biere d’epinette in Montreal).
When i was a kid the after school drink was… grenadine and milk. Sorry it’s true. This was in France. Every kid drank this. It rocked but I can’t find real grenadine anywhere or I’d try it again just to see.
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