Sunday, August 10, 2014

The August Break Day 10: Drink

Kristen says...

It is always interesting to me how packaging varies in every country in which I visit or live...

For example, here are a variety of drinks available in Russia:

Can you identify these Russian drinks?*

Probably at least one is very obvious from the branding, and another from the shape of the container, but some might be hard to guess if you don't know the Russian translations. 

Another interesting thing about how things are packaged here has to do with dairy products. Not only can you buy various sizes of dairy products (in liters and/or grams) you can also easily choose your fat content:

In the States we can choose from skim, 1%, 2% or whole milk! Quick, how much fat is in whole milk? I bet you don't know!

Here you can find milk in 0.5%, 1%, 2.5%, 3.2%, 3.5% and 6%, as well as cream starting at 10% and going up to 20%, 33% and 35%. Even sour cream is broken down into fat content. It's pretty slick, I have to say! 


*Skim milk, Cranberry juice, Diet Pepsi, Beer, Ceylon tea


  1. The beer caught me out well and truly. Thought the cranberry juice was tomato juice. The UK could learn from the Russians about fat content too.

    1. Those beer cans are hilarious. The brand is called "Jiluly" and periodically they make these cans with Norman Rockwell-esque Russian scenes. That can shows a Russian hockey player lacing up the skate of a pert blonde figure skater while some Canadian hockey players look on jealously. Another shows a guy showing a girl in a tight sweater how to shoot a rifle while a skiier runs into a snowman because he's looking at the girl. It's super funny, Chris is collecting them. :)


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