Wednesday, February 27, 2008

We’ve lost it!

Unbelievable ... but wikipedia confirms it … It’s now made by coca-cola!

What is it?

L&P of course! L&P stands for Lemon & Paeroa. L&P is to New Zealand what Irn-Bru is to Scotland. Big difference though ….Irn-Bru is still Barr’s Irn-Bru … just as it’s always been.

L&P gets its name from the ingredients: lemon juice combined with carbonated mineral water from the town of Paeroa. Paeroa still has the BIG bottle. I know I saw it there a few months ago but I didn’t know then that we had lost it!

Don’t you just hate it when local stuff goes mulinational? Sigh!

9 Comments:

Blogger THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Yes. For some reason, it almost always loses some of its quality in the transition to a corporate product. I have never had this beverage before...I will be looking forward to trying it but would have enjoyed it just as much if I had been told about it and had it shipped.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Cin77 said...

As a Paeroa local, all I can say is... thats pretty sad, but maybe now we can get rid of the other big bottle, the ugly plastic one down the other end of town :)

12:30 AM  
Blogger Omykiss said...

hi bluest ... I don't think L&P has been much of a success outside New Zeland .... not like Irn-Bru which you can get loads of places ...

Hello cin77 and welcome .. and here was me thinking you locals were so proud of your big brown bottle!!!

4:54 PM  
Blogger WendyWings said...

I have a picture of my two oldest posing by the bottle. I honestly thought it had been bought out by Coca Cola a long time ago.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Omykiss said...

hey wendywings ... you're probably right .. but I only came to know recently .. the joys of innocence and all that!!! :(

9:49 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Yes! I hate that, to...! It is getting to be that there are just about 5 businesses in the whole world---This is not right!
It must be a very profitable drink if Coca Cola has bought it up! I call this INTERNATIONAL GREED!

Here from Michele's this A.M.!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Omykiss said...

hello oldoldlady ... it is THE most popular drink in New Zealand. I don't think it has hit the international scene yet .... who knows what coca-cola plans.

I'm hoping that something happens that makes small local businesses florish ... carbon footprints and all that!!!!

9:08 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Oh no; for real?

1:04 AM  
Blogger Omykiss said...

sadly, chiefbiscuit ... sadly ....

10:41 AM  

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