Desert Drinks and Exotics Blog

Jul 1, 2021

We’re Getting a New Store!

When we first got our start, we had no idea our love of unusual flavors would grow into the business it is today, that’s why we’re excited to announce the expansion of Desert Drinks and Exotics.  That’s right!  We’re opening a brand new location in Denver Colorado!  If you love trying new things and experiencing exotic snacks and exotic sodas you can’t find anywhere else, then you’re going to love what we have in store for you.  We’ve got tasty treats from Peru, Japan, Russia, Thailand, Egypt, Korea, India, China, and so much more.  But that’s not all, we also have hard to find regional foods from around the US.   If you crave it, chances are we’ve got it!

May 28, 2021

Sweets, Treats, and Intrigue

By the end of WWII in 1945, domestic and international factories were destroyed, forcing the company to start over from scratch.  Determination and hope were all that kept the company afloat until they finally re-established production of their products, and thankfully, the company enjoyed over 40 years of uninterrupted success… until their CEO, Katsuhisa Ezaki suddenly vanished.

May 1, 2021

Morinaga and Hi-Chew

If you’re as passionate as we are about exotic snacks and exotic sodas, you probably know that most of these international delights were molded by the culture and time period they originate from.  M&Ms were inspired by food rations from the Spanish Civil War.  Nutella was designed to stretch limited coco supplies after WWII.  Instant Noodles were designed as an easily accessible food during famine and periods of war.  And Hi-Chew?  It turns out chewing gum in public is considered rude.  Let’s face it, it’s pretty unsightly to watch someone pluck gum from their mouth for disposal.  Hi-Chew was designed as a treat that would dissolve slowly while you chew it, removing the need to spit out your gum.

Mar 29, 2021

Flower Viewing Season

Sakura are cherry blossoms, Japanese cherry blossoms to be specific, and they have been cherished for their beauty since the dawn of civilization.  The cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan, and considering cherry trees bloom in the spring, it’s no wonder these powdery pink blossoms are seen as a symbol of renewal and hope.  Because sakura season is very brief, they also represent the transient nature of life.  While these blooms are lovely, did you know they are also delicious?

Mar 1, 2021

Exotic Snacks the Desert Drinks Way!

We at Desert Drinks have been hard at work organizing our March “Snackness” subscription boxes.  We’ve crammed them FULL of all the amazing, fruit-flavored, exotic snacks and exotic sodas you could ever hope for.  While March marks the beginning of warmer months, it also hosts one of our favorite holidays.  Desert Drinks is all about good food and drink and St. Patrick’s day brings that and more.  Green beer, parades, revelers decked in green, and the quintessential corned beef and cabbage all take center stage on St. Patrick’s day, but this holiday didn’t become the celebration we know today until the first gathering in 1930’s Boston.

Jan 31, 2021

Valentine's Day in Other Countries

Chocolates, heart shaped sweets, and festive pink pastries.  What could be better?  Desert Drinks is dedicated to bringing the world to your front door by tracking down the most unusual snacks we can find.  During our quest to find the perfect Valentine’s treats for our themed snack box, we discovered some amazing facts! 

Jan 11, 2021

The Elusive White Peach Fanta

Everyone has heard of Fanta, but did you know their brand offers exotic flavors such as White Peach Fanta?  Fanta is a soda that can be found across the globe and boasts more than 100 flavors world wide, including elderflower blossom, bubblegum, and even yogurt flavor!  The interesting facts about this fizzy drink don’t end there. 

Feb 23, 2020

"Why is your store so expensive?" - An inside look at the costs of exotic snacks.

When trying to figure out how to start off this whole "Blog Posts" thing, I cycled through a lot of different ideas. I decided to open up with one of the most frequently asked questions...."Why are your products so expensive?" 
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