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Aug 30, 2021

Kit Kat in Other Countries

We all love Kit Kat and their memorable jingle but few people know Kit Kat flavors come in more than just chocolate.  Before becoming an exotic snack with over three hundred flavors across the globe, Kit Kat came from humble beginnings. 

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 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! 
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