Discoveries at the Jungle Beverage Month

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Welcome to Discoveries at the Jungle, where each month we’ll take a look at some of the most interesting, flavorful and sometimes bizarre international items Jungle Jim’s has to offer. This month, we’re featuring beverages from around the world! So far this year we have focused on coffee, tea, snacks, pasta, candy, cookies, and condiments so if you missed those posts, make sure you go back and give them a read.

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.

Shirakiku Ramune from Japan

Ramune means lemonade in Japanese, and first showed up in the 1800s when Alexander Sim introduced carbonated lemonade in Kobe. These drinks are widely known for their distinctive bottle, called codd neck, which uses a glass marble to seal the drink in with the pressure from the carbonation. To open the bottle you have to push the marble down to break the seal. These drinks are light in taste like a Sprite or 7-Up and come in over 40 flavors!

Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Orange 7 // Eastgate Location: Yellow 3 

​Did you know? The average person consumes about 129 gallons of fluid per year. This includes water, milk, colas, beer, wine, etc.

OKF Aloe Drinks from China
You may know Aloe Vera for it’s healing properties when it comes to your skin, but there are benefits from drinking aloe drinks as well! These aloe drinks are said to have digestive, immune,  and heart benefits, as well as being generally cleansing and healing. These OKF Aloe drinks come in over 50 flavors. Most of them are fruity and refreshing.

Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Orange 7 // Eastgate Location: Yellow 3 

​Did you know? Canned juices are usually an enriched product since the heat used in the processing destroys most of the vitamins. If the fruit juice is labeled cold-pressed, it is a higher quality product with most of its vitamin content intact.

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