Send to KindleTweet It’s entirely unlike me to promote an energy drink with more unpronounceable ingredients than I care to mention, but desperate times led me to the official drink of UFC. I suppose it isn’t so surprising given that at one time I watched and enjoyed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bodog, despite my [...]
Send to KindleTweet The superfruit industry is a competitive trend-driven sector of the food and beverage industry that is dependent on three groups: customers to consume it; scientists to prove its efficacy; and farmers in the developing world to provide it. Even with studies here and there showing preliminary data of a fruit’s supposed super-properties, [...]
Chocolate, Pure & SimpleEthical, Healthy SweetsWhat:The couple behind this South American boutique chocolate house has brought chocolate back to basics, and added flavors from the tropics.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:Chocolate, roses and a beautiful raw jungle—this is what the rural parts of Ecuador hold. The brainchild of natives Santiago Peralta and Carla Barboto, the brand name Pacari translates to nature in the local language of Quechua, the first language for some rural folk, before even Spanish. Created from local cacao [...]
Passion Fruit SpiritsA Tropical Fruit Takes Us For A Ride What: The final is our series on tropical fruit-inspired liquors, passion fruit has slowly been gaining popularity in the U.S. market. Check out a few alcoholic passion fruit products.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: A vacation to the tropics results in the regaining of one’s sanity and introduction to tropical food and drink trends. Ecuador was our introduction to the passion fruit, often called parcha or maracuya in Spanish. Passion fruit alone is an unusual and addictive flavor because of its slightly tart flavor, [...]
Guava SpiritsNew To The Market, Guava Is Strong & Sweet What: New to America, guava has an unusual flavor that makes for a good combination with the sweet and the savory.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: Guayaba in Spanish, guava is the latest fruit infusion popping up in liquors because it has a strong distinguishable taste that holds its own. Originally, guava was often found in stores carrying foods from tropical locales such as Latin America, India and the Philippines. The most popular and versatile item [...]