Beverage: Bidrico Cola drink
Ingredients: Duong tinh luyen, sinh to C, huong cola, acid citric, chat bao quan 211
Appearance: Like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Sainsbury’s Classic Cola, Qibla Cola, Tribeco etc. it’s tar black. Like something you find in the drip tray under a geriatric Morris Minor in the morning. Come to think of it, you might find it under some geriatrics too.
Aroma: Coke, Sugar, Saccharine. CSS. CSS… That’s something I’ve never undestood or really tried to get my head around for that matter. Why can’t things like CSS just be simple, just work, without all the faffing?
Taste: That’s not coke, not even close. No, no, no. Sweet – yes – but the chemical content is far too upfront to make this a beverage I’d feel comfortable buying again. It tastes like the name – Bidrico – industrial, all steel pipes, men in white jackets and steam valves. This one’s going down the toilet. Shame really. I want to like a coke that isn’t Coca-cola but it’s just not working out, is it.
If this drink were a hat it would be… a hard hat
Our survey said… A misery inducing 2 out of ten.
Cost: 3,000 or 4,000 dong. I forget.