gulp!

So the kiddo and I were out at our weekly lunch spot, a charming little space that touts healthy, trans-fat free food and a yummy sweet potato and cranberry salad. Another apparent no-no is Diet Coke, which I forsake in favor of their homemade Italian sodas, usually. Today, however, I thought I’d do something different and sample their Moxie soda in the bright orange can. This looked like a serious, bad ass cola with attitude, perhaps something that could become a new habit. Wrong! So very, very wrong. If you haven’t tried this stuff, it tastes something like….cough syrup. Medicinal. No doubt naturally derived from the bark or root  of a tree revered in ancient Native American territory or something like that. But definitely smacking not so faintly of something you’d find also in the doctor’s cabinet,  which, by the way,  I’ve learned was in fact created by a physician.

Now, the kiddo took a pause from her organic grape soda, tried a swig of the tongue bracing stuff, and endorsed it enthusiastically, with gusto, as “Absolutely Delicious!”. This is from the tot who wrinkles her nose at bubble gum flavored Tylenol.

Go figure.

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3 Responses to “gulp!”


  1. 1 Doktor Holocaust November 28, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    ooh, I’d love to get my rubber gloves on some Moxie. I long ago lost my taste for conventional sodas on a trip to cape cod when i first had Jones Sugar Free Cream Soda, which I later discovered i could get at local department stores (target had it first, then wallyworld). now I drink either that or IBC Cream Soda.

  2. 2 petitmuse November 29, 2007 at 3:01 am

    the fact that you like this, uh, libation does not surprise me one.single.bit.

    have at it!

  3. 3 Doktor Holocaust November 29, 2007 at 10:04 am

    half the stuff in my medicinal boozebox tastes, to some extent, like cough syrup, but cough syrup, particularly the Good Stuff (by which I mean old-formulation NyQuil) is just modern Laudanum, or was until they reformulated it, so i never had problems with the taste of cough syrup. it is a healthful flavor, as I learned from the talking giant letter Q one night when I was… er… recovering from a cold.


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