This is a new series I’ve decided to start: my favorites. Obviously it’s going to be related to travel, and today’s subject is international snacks and beverages!
1. Lemon Fanta – Europe
If you don’t know what Fanta is, let me explain. Fanta is a soda produced by Coca-Cola, and is primarily different fruit flavors. Here in the U.S., flavors vary according to states. Here in Wisconsin, we have Orange, Grape, Strawberry, and sometimes you can find cherry. I know in Georgia and some other states have peach and pineapple flavor. I heard there’s mango and apple flavors somewhere in the U.S., but I don’t know where. Point is, we don’t have lemon flavored Fanta. And I have to say, it’s pretty amazing. It’s refreshing and sweet with a hint of tartness. When I was in Costa Brava, Spain, I bought two 2-liter bottles of lemon Fanta for about four euros. Which is pretty awesome. I miss lemon Fanta so much! I know most of European countries have lemon Fanta, but I’m not sure if you can find it elsewhere.
2. Takis – Mexico
Due to the large Mexican population in the city I live in (Green Bay, WI), it’s very easy to find Mexican snacks and sweets. my favorite would be Takis. Takis are rolled corn chips and come in different fflavors: Crunchy Fajita, Salsa Brava, Fuego, and Nitro. My favorite is Fuego, it’s described as hot chili pepper and a hint of lime. They are delicious! Flamin’ Hot Cheetos has nothing on Fuego Takis! They’re a great snack, but be prepared for the spiciness!
3. Pocky – Japan
I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of you out there that already knows what pocky is. But for those of you who don’t, Pocky is a cream covered biscuit-cookie thing. There’s quite a few different flavors, my favorite being strawberry, cookies & cream, and almond. I’ve noticed that in recent years, Pocky has become a bigger thing here in the U.S., you can find Pocky at pretty much any local grocery store. However, you cannot get much variety of Pocky. Usually, you can only find strawberry and chocolate Pocky. You’ll have to do some searching to find other flavors.
4. Ramune – Japan
I wish I could get this stuff at my local grocery store. I love Ramune SO MUCH! Ramune is a Japanese soda with a quite interesting bottle. It’s a little hard to explain how to open the bottle, so I’ll link a youtube video (How to: Open a bottle of Ramune). If you get a fruity flavor, it actually tastes like that fruit. Strawberry Ramune tastes like strawberries, not that fake chemical strawberry flavor. And strawberry is the best flavor! Just saying.
That is all of my favorites for this post. I will probably be updating my favorites as I travel more.