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  • Post #121 - July 3rd, 2014, 10:23 am
    Post #121 - July 3rd, 2014, 10:23 am Post #121 - July 3rd, 2014, 10:23 am
    d4v3 wrote:I finally picked up a bottle of Bitter Lemon from the Rogers Park Fruit Market. It is also bottled in Nigeria, under the authority of the Atlantic Nigerian Bottling Company. It has a Coca Cola trademark. The bottle is really stylish and the beverage seems to be cloudier than the Nigerian version pictured above.

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    This must be the Nigerian bottler's current batch of "more modern" Schweppes bottles (I wonder if they buy retired bottles from other regions). Here it is recently among the imported beverages at La Fruteria.

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    I think the contents are similarly cloudy in this one and the earlier bottling I showed above (probably a fluke of lighting in my original photo).
  • Post #122 - November 26th, 2015, 8:22 am
    Post #122 - November 26th, 2015, 8:22 am Post #122 - November 26th, 2015, 8:22 am
    Saw a new (to me) San Pellegrino flavor and decided to try it: "Chinotto"
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    This one isn't for me. It's got an odd, bitter, warm spice flavor in the cumin to allspice zone that lights up my "do not want" response. I took a couple more sips just to make sure -- it could have been what I had been eating, but no, it's just weird. Maybe it works as a cocktail mixer, but not as a refreshing beverage.
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  • Post #123 - June 25th, 2019, 9:53 pm
    Post #123 - June 25th, 2019, 9:53 pm Post #123 - June 25th, 2019, 9:53 pm
    At Woodmen's in Buffalo Grove this evening, I found liter bottles of Polar Bitter Lemon. Could not wait to get home for some ice.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #124 - September 15th, 2019, 9:01 am
    Post #124 - September 15th, 2019, 9:01 am Post #124 - September 15th, 2019, 9:01 am
    Just seen:

    Angostura (bitters) now offers Lemon Lime and Bitters soda. At Shop and Save, four cans were roughly $4.

    This drink has a rosey caste to it. The flavor is not in the same league as bitter lemon soda. Since a can buy a liter bottle of Polar bitter lemon for 79 cents, I think I will stick to Polar.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #125 - September 16th, 2019, 11:52 am
    Post #125 - September 16th, 2019, 11:52 am Post #125 - September 16th, 2019, 11:52 am
    Elegant teal-and-yellow cans of genuine Cyrillic-script Schweppes Bitter Lemon are on offer at the Oak Park Pete's Fresh Market. They're in the end-cap beverage cooler facing the salad bar.

    Pete's
    259 Lake St
    Oak Park, IL 60302
  • Post #126 - September 16th, 2019, 12:47 pm
    Post #126 - September 16th, 2019, 12:47 pm Post #126 - September 16th, 2019, 12:47 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Just seen:

    Angostura (bitters) now offers Lemon Lime and Bitters soda. At Shop and Save, four cans were roughly $4.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    This is wonderful news, I've been looking for this around Chicago since a Trinidadian friend told me about it and I've only found it in NYC or online. Which Shop and Save did you find it at?
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #127 - September 16th, 2019, 3:46 pm
    Post #127 - September 16th, 2019, 3:46 pm Post #127 - September 16th, 2019, 3:46 pm
    mbh wrote:
    Cathy2 wrote:Just seen:

    Angostura (bitters) now offers Lemon Lime and Bitters soda. At Shop and Save, four cans were roughly $4.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    This is wonderful news, I've been looking for this around Chicago since a Trinidadian friend told me about it and I've only found it in NYC or online. Which Shop and Save did you find it at?

    By Midway Airport at 5829 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638

    I will be interested in your opinion.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #128 - October 15th, 2019, 11:34 am
    Post #128 - October 15th, 2019, 11:34 am Post #128 - October 15th, 2019, 11:34 am
    Found cans of Bitter Lemon-Schweppes(!) at Ted's grocery in the 2800 block of Devon Ave. They had a top shelf of an end cap full of the tall thin cans on special for 0.99 cents.
    What disease did cured ham actually have?

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