Thursday, November 10, 2011
One of the reasons I like grocery store tourism so much is that there are so many foods that are region-specific. For example, Big Red Soda. While we walked around looking for Texas-shaped foods in the beverage aisle (unsuccessfully, though we did find "Texas-style Unsweet Tea"), we came across the various Big sodas (Pineapple, Red, Blue, etc).
I had never tasted Big Red before, but I wanted the full Texas experience so we grabbed one on the way out. When I took a sip of it at the checkout and started describing the flavors the cashier looked at me like I was crazy and I had to explain that I was from the Northeast and had never had Big Red before. I'm pretty sure she still thought I was crazy.
Mostly it's just insanely sweet, but it reminds me of Cream Soda. Also Circus Peanuts and Bubble Gum. So basically, artificial sugary food-like products. To give you a sense of how sweet it is: I ate some Halloween leftovers M&M Peanuts after a sip of Big Red and they just tasted like peanuts, not sweet at all. Those of you who have had Big Red before, what do you think it tastes like? Are there any Big Fans out there?