Tuesday, May 16, 2006


One wonderful thing about being in Kenya is that Coke products are available in glass bottles. Not only are they more environmentally friendly, I think they taste better than in cans or plastic bottles.

Krest Bitter Lemon is a uniquely East African Coke product. It's great! It has the perfect balance of sweet and not sweet. Schweppes just doesn’t compare. (Schweppes Bitter Lemon is available in the States in a few rare places. It's too bitter.)


3rdfloor20 said...

I really like Schweppss, which is readily available here in Stuttgart, so I'd be curious to tray the Kwest.

Glass botttles are also still prevalent here too. Stuff just tastes better out of a glass bottle, no comparison. Even the theaters here sell cokes in glass bottles.

Nairobi Paul said...

You are lucky... in North America, the trend is fully to plastic. I guess it's cheaper. Environment? What's that? (At least in the States.)

Omar Basawad said...

Schweppes Bitter Lemon used to be available in Kenya; it is too bitter, but I used to love it.

Glass bottles too, are re-used several times as long as they are not damaged; their only dis-advantage is when broken on the sides of roads or other places where people move through. That, can be dangerous!

The Pocknalls said...

One of my favourite memories of Africa is the 'soda' in glass bottles. It was a real treat to go to the shop with Mum and have a warm bottle of Fanta.
We seem to have more and more glass bottles in Australia again. Many cafes have started selling drinks in this form again. It is great.

Le Penseur said...

I haven't had a Krest since I left Kenya in 1996; I would love to have one right now.

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