I often don’t remember it’s Thursday until I see Cindy’s Random Thursday post, and as I cue up my blog posts a day or two in advance, that means I usually miss my opportunity to be random, but I was actually ahead of the game last week when writing my wee list of upcoming posts to write, as it happened to be Thursday and I saw Cindy’s post. Anywho, that’s the long explanation for linking up to Cindy this week ;o)
So the flatmate came home super excited on Sunday evening because he’d discovered an American sweetie heaven in one of the local Tescos (we have 2 superstores within a 1 mile radius, no idea why, especially as both are to the east and only about 1/2 mile from each other!). Apparently there are two whole shelves of everything from soda in glass bottles to chocolate bars to all kinds of other junk, and I think he’d got a sampling of everything on offer (he came crashing down from the sugar high kind of grumpily a couple of hours later). He presented me with the following:
At the moment, since I’m South Beaching in Phase 1, sugar is definitely verboten, but I’ll probably get to it eventually. And the funny thing? I never saw anything like this on the grand tour last October!
After many trips to USA have never seen that either. Think anything from there is bound to be too fattening anyway so don't touch it!
I've never seen it either. Probably taste horrible anyway. Sometimes I think I live on another planet. Please, what is south beaching?
Heh, I live in America and I haven't seen those, either! 😀 Of course, when I visit upstate New York, I see lots of sodas I don't see at home, so…
That's a new one to me! Looks rather yummy, though.
Mmm, if only our wee tescos would follow suit. I NEED fluff…. lol
Hmmmmm….I've never seen that and I live here. Or there. In the US. Let's go with that.
Lived in the US most of my life and have never seen that brand. I once had a soda called City Water but haven't seen that again either. BTW I hate Phase 1!!! Too boring but I guess it wouldn't hurt to give it a go. Holidays did a number on my figure. I'm starting to resemble a big zero.
Gawd bless the Tesco international aisle!
Never seen it and I am in the midwest and traveled a bit…is it so great? should I stock up and sell it on ebay? 🙂
Well you have come up with a phrase that I am not familiar with. What is South Beaching.
Those are good. 🙂 I think they're made on the east coast (I use to drink them when I lived in Boston). I haven't seen them on the west coast yet, but that doesn't surprise me. Even though it's all the same country, often time you can't get the same goods region to region. For instance, there are a number of craft beers my husband adored when we lived in Boston that you just can't get in Seattle because of distribution.
I thought the bottle said Boyland…
now that's random!We have a store about 25 miles from us that specializes in sodas from all over the world They have like 3000 different kinds. Never been there, but I've heard about it
I have seen at our vegie store here in canada!
I've only just discovered sparkle berry J20's – I didn't drink J20's due to the high sugar content then I saw the sparkle berry – heard it tasted of cherry and er sparkled and was suckered in. 🙂
Ah, Boylan's Black Cherry is amazing! But it's true, it's sometimes difficult to find in the US. I've mostly in specialty delis (like Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, MI) and small cafes, but not in your standard eatery.
Im addicted to all things American. If I lived that close to a constant supply I suspect my house would be full of sugar filled stuff…
Bah, my Tescos international aisle is full of Asian and Polish stuff!