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Comments on Thursday 21 February 2008:
I got another crazy drink from the African/Caribbean shop that's between my house and town. Today's crazy drink was some sort of "roots" drink, prominently featuring words such as "strong" and "muscle" on the bottle's blurb. It contained, if I recall correctly, both molasses and malt, in addition to "roots". The resulting flavour was "mmm, this is like sasparilla, but yuck now it tastes like cheap red wine" with an aftertaste of "I have just eaten a tablespoon of black strap molasses". Vile but compelling, like a Pot Noodle. [13:59]

Anet
I have never before known someone who can use the words 'vile' and 'compelling' while describing something they have injested.
When I hear 'roots' I think turnips, so my stomach was already rebelling. I think I will skip dinner...

RavenBlack
Then you must also not know anyone who has eaten a Pot Noodle!

Anet
Thankfully no. I would like my appetite back by morning. Please no pictures.

Vukodlac
Interesting. Ever tried kava?

RavenBlack
Is kava the kind of pink champagne stuff? I don't really like any wine-type drinks.

Vukodlac
No kava is a root grown in the south pacific and used medicinally in many island cultures ... chewing can cause narcotic effects, these are intensified by brewing it and now the pharmochemical companies have put it out as a supplement even knowing that it can be addicting

RavenBlack
Ah, *Cava* is the sparkling wine.
I would generally avoid trying things that have narcotic effects or are addictive, since I mostly enjoy having full faculties.
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