Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Blast from the Past



Every now and then I find myself missing the refreshing taste of Zima. First marketed in 1994, the malt liquor held immense appeal to this Gen X gal.

Production ended in 2008 yet I still recall the crisp citrus kick. Imagine my surprise when a stroll into a local wine and beer vendor displayed a stack of Zima six packs standing just shy of my five foot two inch frame.

My partner and I brought one home. The taste remained excellent. We treasured each bottle, limiting ourselves to one each per day.

Today we tried to get more at a different store and learned they were cleaned out with no more expected. I picked up the phone and called the place we found it first. The gal told me they had a few six packs left. She laughed when I said we were on our way.

We cleaned them out.

Crisp Ambrosia
Did you ever drink Zima back in the day?

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17 comments:

  1. Nope, I have not had that before! Buying the store out ...that is funny. Hoping you are doing okay today.

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    1. I'm glad to have amused. Thanks for the kind word. Today I'm doing well, writing and finalizing three obituary notices celebrating my mother's life.

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  2. I remember Zima. I am not a drinker, but I knew people who loved this. Enjoy! Hugs!

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  3. Never heard of it, but I am glad you scored a bunch of it :)

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    1. Thanks! It's still available in Japan, giving me another reason to want to go. ~grin~ Be well!

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  4. Yes! Loved Zima! Glad you found some. a very rare find! Feeling jealous!

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  5. I remember the name, but honestly that was the extent of it for me. My distant memory drink will likely always be 'Bawlz'. Even when I first tried it, it was already going out of business. It's basically impossible to find now.

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    1. Oh, you've got me curious. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Never heard of it but it must be quite something!

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    1. It's definitely different. ~grin~ Happy Writing, my dear!

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  7. we don't have it here in Central Europe, but we do positively boo and hiss when a fave product of ours goes of the market... sometimes even unannounced....

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    1. It's no fun. Is it? Thank you for taking time to visit and comment!

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  8. I remember hearing of Zima. Alas, I do not drink, so I've never partaken. (I'm a Gen-Xer, too.)

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    1. Good on you. There are so many empty calories in alcohol. Be well!

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