The world of beverages is certainly an interesting one. We, as humans, need to drink every day to survive. Of course water is always the best choice, but as long as history goes back there have been millions of ways people have been making their drinking a little more fun. From purification, to pasteurisation, juicing, infusing, carbonating, fermenting, distilling, mixing, and more, we have made a plethora of beverages that you probably wouldn’t have enough time in your life to even scratch the surface trying. This month we want to give you a small sample of non-alcoholic beverages from around the world that you might not typically find here in the US.
Hawaiian Sun Soft Drinks and Teas from Hawaii
Hawaiian Sun produces a variety of tropical fruit juices, fruit preserves, chocolate covered macadamia nuts and other delicious food products made in Hawaii since 1952 when papaya farmers got together to create an extra avenue to sell their products. These fruity drinks and tea are super refreshing made with exotic flavors such as passion guava, lilikoi passion and green tea ginseng.
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Orange 6 // Eastgate Location: Yellow 3
Did you know? There is an estimated 1,500 different types of tea.
Mezzo Mix Orange Cola from Germany
This orange soda was first made in 1956 with the Spezi brand in Germany. This soda is like a cola mixed with an orange soda, and the name literally means “Cola Kisses Orange.” While mainly from Germany, after Coca-Cola bought Spezi, the drink started to spread across Europe.
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Orange 18 // Eastgate Location: Yellow 6
Did you know? The first flavored carbonated drinks were created in the United States in 1807 by Townsend Speakman. The purpose of adding flavor wasn’t just to make it taste better, but also to improve on the supposed natural curative properties of mineral water. Popular ingredients to add were birch bark, dandelions, ginger, lemon, coca, and kola.