As per the suggestion of fellow Brazil blogger Meredith, today my Brazilian experience was to drink a Guarana. A full strength one, not the diet version. I’m not a soda person, so I wouldn’t have come across a Guarana in my everyday life. It was a bit strong at first gulp, but I got a used to it. Especially since I drank it while eating a pastel. How Brazilian is that?? It only be more Brazilian if I drank the Guarana and ate the pastel standing up at the pastel stand. But my daughter was with me, and she’s got no patience for that.
Guarana is kind of like ginger ale, but replace the ginger taste with a more fruity flavor. The drink is not going to convert me to a soda drinker, but if I had to choose, I’d go with it.