Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Lashings of Ginger Beer


Popping into Waitrose today I had the pleasure of sampling some small drinks and chatting to Clair who is outside the store helping to promote Bundaberg Ginger Beer and Root Beer at Waitrose stores. Today is Worcester Park’s turn to have the benefit of Clair’s promotional stall.

For those interested, the current promotion is if you buy 6 bottles you get an extra one for free. The promotion is running until the end of August but Clair is only there today and will be heading off around 4:30 this afternoon.

The drinks are non alcoholic. Apparently the brewing process creates alcohol but the alcohol is removed to leave a soft beverage. Bundaberg is apparently working on an alcoholic version as well. I suggested they just don’t take the alcohol out, but apparently it is not that simple and they are still trying to get the flavor just right.

This is Clair’s own promotional company which has been contracted by Bundaberg and Waitrose to do this work. Well done, it’s great to see another person making a go of a small business (I went and sampled Mr Mom’s cake and coffee in the Hampton’s this morning – also a very nice product from a local entrepreneur). Go and buy some ginger beer to show your support. (It is actually quite tasty!)


9 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Miss Pelling said...

A bit too Australian for my liking. This is the Worcester Park Blog - there shouldn't be anything Australian about it.

Observation said...

Funny place, Worcester Park, isn't it? I mean, you can write that sentence with 'Australian' in it and it's simply a light hearted quip.
But what if you tried exchanging the country name for... well, let's just say, certain other countries - or even the odd religion? From certain readers, there would undoubtedly be a vitriolic response of 'racist' (or the more recent to appear, 'racis').
Interesting to note that discrimination is ignored where there is clear evidence of it, yet there are protests of outrage where there is no real evidence. Funny place, Worcester Park.

The Truth said...

You must know by now mate. Racism against white people doesn't matter.

lightheartedquip said...

I guess that rules out Waitrose promoting Saudi Arabian vodka then?.....lol

guest D said...

Actually I think white Australians are now in the minority!


So the phrase a bit too hot for my liking would also be considered racist?


A bit too Australian is a neutral phrase, as there is no Australian race it can't be racist. At worst it's culturalist.

Parkerilla said...

Actually there is an Australian race , the Australoids commonly known as the Australian aborigines. In fact they actually are a race! When people talk about racism in connection with East Europeans, Indians, Pakistanis, Arabs, gypsies etc etc it may be prejudice or discrimination but it isn't racism because they are all the same race as "white" people, i.e. Caucasian. On the other hand attacks on the two "black" races (negroids and sepoids) or Chinese race(mongoloids) may be racist as well as prejudiced or discriminatory.
There, got that off my chest!

blog going nowhere said...

Well strike me!... and there was silly little me thinking all my life that Australoids (commonly known as the Australian aborigines don't you know) were grown in flower pots in greenhouses on the Isle of Jersey and shipped out to Australia in big cargo boats....
Can I get back to my dinner now?... I've got a lovely bottle of Bundaberg ginger beer to wash it down......

guest D said...

Thanks for that I didn't know the name given to the aboriginal people of Australia. I did know that they are the most distinctly different of the major racial groups.


There are arguments that the semitic peoples are distinct enough as well (Jews and Arabs) and that the Arayans (North Indians, the 'stans, Northern Europeans and Romanies should also be counted as a separate race)


But I don't think commentator was suggesting that there was a link between Ginger Beer and Aboriginies.

Miss Pelling said...

I had Australoids once. Luckily they cleared up with a bit of topical cream from the Doctor.

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