October 30, 2009

Napoleon tastes like lead

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Reflecting on the various countries I’ve lived in, I have noticed a trend to take hyper-local products and name them after completely disjoint well-known brands. For example, one can find Mickey Mouse flavored icecream in Germany. Likewise, the wide array of fresh juice cocktails in Lebanon has adopted the names of famous Western figures. Here is a close-up shot of one such juice menu.


Being up for an adventure, I decided to sample the Hitler. It consisted of pineapple chunks, strawberry puree, orange juice, mango, pistachio, whole almonds and ice cream (which I could have exchanged for whipped cream at my option).


It was quite tasty. Since that time, I have also had a Churchill, which turned out to be a combination of banana, strawberry, lemon and cream. Also a very pleasant combination.


  1. Is there any correlation between the ingredients and the name they choose? Did the person actually prefer any of those ingredients or are the ingredients common in the area the person was in? At least or Elvis shake has the ingredients he actually preferred.

    Comment by Dad — October 30, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

  2. You know as I was reading down the list, the first one I wanted to try was the Hitler :) Was the Napoleon a kiddie cup? ‘Cause that would have been funny.

    Comment by Terra — October 30, 2009 @ 8:31 pm

  3. First time Hitler looks good. Man, if you did that in Germany or Austria you’d get booked for “nationalsozialistische Wiederbet√§tigung”

    @Terra LOL on the kiddie cup!

    Comment by Karin — October 30, 2009 @ 11:10 pm

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