Monday, January 26, 2009

The mystery of Thums Up TASTE THE THUNDER!

Crazy nights!
Forcing Skeets to post about food at Reeta's Ruminations instead of DFZ.
No probbies.
Both are cuties.
Skeets returned home from work.
THE dinner box which couldn't be had at work was opened @ home.
Gobhi (cauliflower) paranthas (Indian bread)...
No, actually Skeets had half of the two allotted to her :P
These, hogged, standing at midnight on the kitchen shelf.
Ok Skeets was not standing.
The plate was sitting on shelf.
Skeets was standing on the floor.
Accompanying the HALF gobhi parantha were the carrot pickle and 1 Bikaneri papad or poppadum. Bikaner is a town in Rajasthan. Famous for its papads.
Thums Up was the only drink available at the ghostly hour (or so she thought).
No probbies.
Hunger ruled supreme.
We shall overcome.
When Skeets finsihed half of the half gobhi parantha she poured Thums Up in the mug (glass wasn't available either).
FROTH floated at the top of the Thums Up drink.
Wonder if they have a tie-up with Surf, Ariel washing powders?
No? Nirma perhaps?!
Scratches head.
Stops such thought from disturbing the tastebuds.
Finishes meal.
Not hungry now but sees PEPPY (round tomato flavoured chips/discs) and grabs the pack. The producers try to call peppy poppadums.
Skeets refuses to acknowledge that name.
Half a glass REAL mixed fruit juice diluted with water (Skeets loves her teeth...the less the sugar the better) follows.
This post was being written in between sips of juice and bites of Peppy.
Hunger made Skeets forget spellings.
Google rocks!
Search revealed something EXTRA!
The weird taste of Thums up (Skeets thought it was Thum"b"s Up hence googled) that must've been recollected by your taste buds when reading the name of the drink in this post (and Skeets is sure you must've said eeeeewwwwwww) does remind one a little about betel nut (supari). That describes the weird taste.!
Mystery solved.
Betel Nut + washing powder flavour= Thums Up!
Hence, the tagline= Taste the thunderrrr!!!!
Skeets doesn't mind Thums Up once in a while. Smalloo's liking for Thums Up has made Skeets' taste buds accustomed to the unusual taste. Here's the little something that wiki has to say about Thums Up:
Thums Up is a carbonated soft drink (cola) popular in India, where its bold, red thumbs up logo is common. It is similar in flavor to other colas but has a unique taste reminiscent of betel nut. Introduced in 1977 to offset the expulsion of The Coca-Cola Company and other foreign companies from India, Thums Up, Limca, and Campa Cola gained nationwide acceptance. The brand was bought out by Coca-Cola who later re-launched it to fight against Pepsi after
unsuccessful attempts at brand killing.

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Skeets loves her blogs and shall try to be regular now on.


~ ॐ ~ said...

what are you talking about?

Thums Up has the best taste in so many years... most of the drinks have kind of changed in the way they taste.. but this one stays the good old strong drink :)

love it love it !!!

Reeta Skeeter said...

~ ॐ ~ : Haha...I am talking about Thums Up :P
Yes agree taste has been same over the years...But I did not like it AT ALL until now..thanks to smalloo I do enjoy the taste whenever he brings it home :)

And washing powder=midnight madness... All silly logics start working that time... :D

B. O'Hemian said...

Thums Up is the best :)
Gobhi Paratha + Carrot pickle + Bikaneri Papad + winter night = killer combo!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THUMSUP and thats FINALE !!!!!

biopixl said...
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I am said...

i never liked T-up..!!

i am just sheetal jaal person :)

but the foodie write up and betelnut miss-tree was enlightening.. :)

~nm said...

Even I love it.

P.S. The spelling is "Thumbs Up"

Arobindo said...

A- class description of taste... just down right amazing ...

Yoga Gal said...

Thums up? strange but interesting to read about.

AlterinG Abhishek said...

I tell u...
u hv an amazing knack or writing..
ur wasting at "you know Where"

DO the do..
rememebr the deadline

Reeta Skeeter said...

B.O'hemian: the best ka pata ni par good to hai :) killer combo on a winter night=yesh!
Anony aka eee: :) good good
Tanu Blotter: Even I didn't like it pehle as I said...but gradually developed a taste..haha @ miss-tree only Potters and Blotters can be so phonetically twisted :D
~nm: I chked...the spellings are Thums Up :)
Arobindo: haha thanks :) welcome to my blog
Yoga Gal: thanks dear :)
AA: jee janaab...thanks for the reminder ;) karya pragati pe hai.