Well, as we know, Brasil is a very exotic place with very exotic plants. They also produce lots of sugarcane, which as we know can make things really delicious. From that tidbit of information, I can assure you that the drinks are incredible. I will be running you through several drinks to definately try out. The suprising thing is High Frictose Corn Syrup is never really used at all. This is definately a blessing because not only is it healthier but it tastes better too! So onto our drinks.
I cannot rave any more about this drink, seriously I think it is the best pop (yes I said pop instead of soda, I will be midwesterner till I DIE!!) that I have had down here. Plus you can get it in Miami, thanks to all the Brasilians.(yes I spelled Brasil with an S, as the old saying goes when in Rome, VISIT THE VATICAN, you hethans). This stuff is made out of a nut from the Amazon, how cool is that. It seems to have a lot of natural caffene which is always good. Check out the wikipedia article about it.
For you non link clickers:
As a dietary supplement, guarana is an effective energy booster_it contains about twice the caffeine found in coffee beans (about 2–4.5% caffeine in guarana seeds compared to 1–2% for coffee beans).
Did we just read that? Who needs those energy drinks when we have this gift from Mother Nature, THANKS!!!
You can also get this in larger bottles too, we polished off a 2 litre last night. It was great! There are other brands out there but I would recomend sticking to the Antarctica brand. It seems to taste the best. They are also a Brasilian company that has recently reached out to other countries, like our separate country, South Florida. Now onto other drinks.
We are all currently addicted to the wonderful smoothy that comes from this. Seriously I really am addicted. This is yet another exotic Amazonian fruit.
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you see that bowl of strawberries? They look good dont they. WELL ITS IN HERE! They blend strawberries and açaí together!!! Then add Guarana to the mix. OMG instant success! Can you believe that? Suposadly it is healthy or something. I am from the midwest so we digest the unhealthy stuff, Detroit gives you those powers. Now you can either eat it fancy like the bannana bowl one, or you can get it practically anywhere in the cup version. One day I had four of them, I have only had one today but I will be hopefully eating 3 more. Sometimes they put granola in it, but I am a purist.
Suprisingly this magical fruit comes from a palm tree of the sorts. I so want to grow this in my back yard, too bad customs will not let me take it home.
Now for the budget minded people.
This stuff is really cheap and it seems to be some sort of tea drink, but it tastes INCREDIBLE. The only problem is that rich Brasilians turn their nose up at it calling it a trash drink. Whatever I am from the midwest and again can digest water from Lake Erie.
So lets get back to budget mindedness. This drink usually costs R$1. Which is like $0.54 US. BUT if you dig, you can find it for R$0.50. Can you believe that? I want to bring home a case of this stuff. It is great! They have one infused with vitamins but that is way too healthy for me.