8.2.12

Just some juice for today: Master Kong's Daily C White Grape Juice

Thanks to a joyful gastro-enteritis I am reasonable enough to stick to an alcohol free beverage. But just this time! To be more specific: grape juice! White Grape Juice from the PRC. I hope it won’t be like my last rice wine adventure ;-)


The colour was bright yellow-greenish and the nose impressed me very straight fruitful grape’y fragrances, some pretty intensive jasmine tea and some musty tendencies, which weren't, ahh well whatever ... . The taste was rather strong and direct. Very grape’y again. Unfortunately I can’t tell you which kind of grapes were used. My knowledge of H├ánzi is limited to expressions like: wine, whiskey, painkillers and toilet facility indications. Beside the grape’y tendencies I even tasted traces of white flowers, maybe some very mild green tea and an overall fresh and “not too thin” impression. Surely not faceless either. To be honest I was very happy about the fact that this Chinese beverage wasn’t that frightfully sweet like quite a lot of comparable examples :-). One very big minus though, too many E Numbers (a European Food Additive Standard). Drinkable stuff!

2 comments:

ChezMatze said...

You won't believe it (well, in fact you will) but I've already tried no less than 16 different soft drinks over here. Most were fairly sweet, but - embarrassing to admit - the ones that lacked a certain touch of sweet fruitiness seemed a bit boring to me. The best so far was "Ivy Rosella". To be continued... ;) My first comment on your blog - and such a profound one :)

Oh Dae-su said...

Fantastic! Even soft drinks deserve comments ;-)
To be honest my experience with East-Asian soft drinks is very limited. I guess I am more of a water guy. I was really surprised about the non-(too)-sweet style of Master Kong. Though after the digestive process I seemed to experience a rather delicate bladder evacuation with very unusual fragrances! I don’t want to know what that might have been ;-)
I will try to remember "Ivy Rosella". In June or July I’ll be in South-East-Asia for some weeks.