Inspiration from Hungary

Do Mangoes grow in Hungary?  I guess they do because this Peach and Mango (and I think milk) drink is inspired by the desserts of Hungary.

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Now. Normally I would not go for this: small bottle, clearly sugary, 10% juice. But, in the spirit of the blog, I went for it. Plus I bought the Porsche Black Coffee thing at the same time and perhaps my mind wanted something sweet to balance things out. Not that I drank both at the same time…

The taste is very peachy. Not sure I could taste the mango. Sweetness was not overwhelming, I expected it to be worse. A little viscous and creamy, which is a good thing. Quite pleasing.

Actually, this “Sekai Kitchen” brand sells a lot of different juice flavored drinks. Most of them too sweet for my taste. This one was quite good. I should hunt down the other offerings to compare and contrast… and to increase my flavor collection.

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I like my cars like I like my coffee.

I was disappointed with the free toy offerings lately. The military stuff looks cheap. And the only other car collection featured luxury SUVs: not my cup of coffee.

And now comes this!

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The RUF Porsche collection! RUF is a Euro tuning house that takes a Porsche and turns it up to 11. You get a choice of 5 cars in any color as long as it is black! Actually, the RUF SCR (911) that I picked was matte black, while the RUF slantnose (930) was glossy. I am digging the matte black paint on the toy! The three other car choices are RUF THR (993), RUF RGT (996) and RUF RT 35 (991). The last of which you can still buy from the company.

The toys are big, heavy, and high quality. Guess that’s why you have to buy two bottles of coffee to get one. The body is metal. Paint is carefully done, no smudges. You even get the RUF badge on the hood. The underbody feels cheaper, plastic, but definitely has an intended pattern to it. I am still deciding whether or not to spring for the whole set. I am much more into the older models than the new ones.

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Now. The coffee. It’s black! Not sure about the “Premium Aroma” mainly because it is sold refrigerated. But pretty good for a canned drink. None of that typical moussy taste. Not overly burned, just enough of a bitterness to feel it. Not sour. Quite pleasing. Oh, and the caffeine is kicking in as I write this!

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Georgia on my mind.

This one is not seasonal, but it is one of my regular choices.

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The is a lot of Georgia brand coffees around. Most of them come in a can. Most of the time you would get them from a vending machine.

So, why this one? I tell you why! It reminds me of childhood! I don’t know what kind of artificial creamer they put in this, but it tastes like coffee with ice-cream: sweet, creamy, and slightly frothy somehow (even though it does not foam up).

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Flashback: My fair lady! I am so excited!

I am so excited.

Walk into my local Conbini store and what do I see?

UCC coffee with a die-cast toy of Fairlady Z. These are the Nissan Z cars in the States. I love those cars, and I used to own a 280ZX Turbo. Actually, my father drives it now, so it’s still in the family. I am going to od on coffee now just to get all 8 different models and at least 3 models of my car!

These toys are metal top, and plastic bottom. No brand name stamped anywhere. The paint job is amazing, especially for a free toy. So cool!

The coffee itself is milk coffee, no sugar. Not bitter, but not so mild that you only taste the milk. And surprisingly good for canned coffee: no mousy flavor, and no sour taste.

I posted about these toys on my old Fairlady Z forum. Ended up cleaning out the local store of their stock just to fill all the guys’ requests.  And of course I kept a set for myself! And a couple more, to play with…

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