You might gag on garlic Cola, but Brazilian soda sounds tempting, right? Here’s your exotic soda bucket list. Buy these drinks online or try while traveling.
Have you visited your local market and tried EVERY flavor of Jarritos? Are you craving for more?
From pineapple and coconut combos to melon flavors, the world has many different soda flavors to try.
If you love to try new foods and flavors while traveling, you should definitely consider these exotic sodas.
You might gag on garlic Cola, but Brazilian soda sounds tempting, right? Try these drinks during your world travels or order them online and taste from the comfort of your home.
Your Exotic Soda Bucketlist
You probably have a destination bucket list or even an adventure bucket list, but have you considered creating a soda bucket list?
Before you take that scary skydive, be sure to try one of these delicious (or interesting) sodas.
1. Guarana Antarctica
Guarana, a plant native to the Amazon basin in Brazil, has been known to have more caffeine than coffee, thus making it a popular energy supplement.
Native legends even say that the first guarana plant sprouted from the eye of an infant god. Today, 70% of guarana produced is used by the beverage industry in soft and energy drinks, while the remaining 30% is turned into powder.
It is known to have numerous health benefits, such as antioxidants, pain relief, and heart health. It has also been said to promote weight loss, reduce constipation, reduce fatigue, and improve focus.
Guarana soda is Brazil’s national drink, and it’s definitely not something you should miss.
2. Mezzo Mix
This German soda is a national treasure. Mezzo Mix, sold in Germany and Austria, is a combination of Coca Cola and Fanta Orange.
The original combination, named Spezi, was created in Augsburg, Germany by Brauhaus Riegele since 1956, which was first a type of beer. Riegele claimed that he was the only one to use real orange and lemon juice. The recipe also includes mandarin oil and orange blossom extract.
The Coca Cola Company introduced their version of the classic drink in 1973, and it is still widely popular today. When in Germany, pair your Mezzo Mix with a doner, a German-adopted Turkish kebab similar to a Gyro. It’s delicious!
3. Sweet Blossom & Lavender
Want to know what spring tastes like? Try the Sweet Blossom & Lavender soda in Bulgaria. Made from Bulgarian Lavender flowers, this soda gives you the crisp, clean taste of spring!
The same company creates flavors from Elderflower, Jasmine, and Rose as well.
4. Mauby Fizz
Taste the Caribbean with the Mauby Fizz. This soda gets its flavor from Mauby, a type of tree bark. Its taste is initially sweet, with a bitter aftertaste.
Fun fact: it has been known to act as an unexpected laxative to many first-time drinkers. It is available in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Guyana, Bermuda, Barbados, and Anguilla.
5. Bundaberg Passionfruit
Looking to travel down under? Allow your tastebuds to take the long haul flight to Australia by trying Bundaberg. This fermented drink is comparable to kombucha and contains small traces of alcohol.
The drinks are naturally brewed products, and the process uses natural yeast which feeds on sugars and ferments the ‘brew’ to be used as a base.
Alcohol is a by-product of this fermentation process. Bundaberg Sparkling Passion Fruit is even brewed with real passion fruit for up to two days to extract maximum flavor.
Allow this drink to take you to a fresh passionfruit vine in Queensland.
6. Fanta Melon Frosty
Featured at Disney’s Epcot park and the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta, GA, Fanta Melon Frosty has become a worldwide sensation.
It is so popular that there was a petition created on Change.org to bring it to the United States. This Japanese soda is the number one beverage in Thailand has raving reviews on Trip Advisor and Disney forums from people all over the world.
This delicious drink will cost you a plane ticket to Asia, so make sure to bring a suitcase stocked full on your return flight. (Or you can find it online).
7. Inca Kola
Yearning to visit Machu Picchu? Take a trip with Inca Kola. Inca Kola soda is the national soft drink of Peru. It’s yellowish color and bubble gum taste is unique among sodas.
This treasure was created in Peru in 1935 by British immigrant Joseph Robinson Lindley using lemon verbena. The Golden Kola is now viewed as a symbol of pride for the Peruvian people.
It is the only brand to outsell Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola combined volume in a national market. The flavor is said to be so unique that everyone tastes something different. Try one today and tell us what flavor it is for you
8. Curry Soda
Japan seems to have an interesting variety of sodas to try. If you love the savory flavors of curry and the sweet flavors of lemonade, Curry Ramune is perfect for you.
Ramune is the Japanese transliteration of the English word “lemonade” and is a fun soda beverage often drunk during festivals. It can also be poured over meals, such as fried chicken and rice, or used in sauces.
9. Garlic Cola
Garlic has been known to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol. It may even prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
You can easily add it to your food to achieve these health benefits, but the Japanese decided to bottle it up and drink it.
This product is specifically from the garlic center of the garlic capital of Japan, also known as ‘Garlic Town,’ Sannohe Districts’ Takko Town.
Supposedly, during the July garlic harvest, the entire town picks up the bulb’s pungent smell. With so much garlic, they needed to find something to do with their additional crops. Would you try it?
If you’re heading abroad to any one of these countries, enjoy an exotic soda with your meal. You won’t regret it. But you don’t need a passport to try international foods and drinks.
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