Friday, April 14, 2006

Bionade

Todays photo is for my friend Maya - one of her goals this year is to become a better "green" and I think she's doing an amazing job in finding all the information about it and starting to re-organize or maybe better said integrate this into her everyday life.

I found this "bionade" (bio-lemonade) at a bar by coincidence. Gave it a try (I had "Holunder" (elder) taste) and it was really good and not as sweet as most of the regular lemonades... it also looks quite cool, don't you think :).

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18 Comments:

At 9:56 AM, Blogger dutchie said...

What can be "green"about limonade?

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger Rob said...

Looks refreshing - is that bio-beer in the background?

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

On their website they say "BIONADE is a non-alcoholic refreshment drink of unique organic quality produced with only natural ingredients. This is guaranteed by the BIONADE Purity Law in connection with the official Bio-Sign of the EG-Öko-Kontrollstelle (control department for organic food of the European Community)."

Never heard of a "bionade purity law" but go figure... ;)

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

bob - SURE! :) Well, I expect that beer is brewed using natural ingredients!!

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger Marieta said...

first time I see red lemonade -

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Me too first time to see red lemonade...aren't they supposed to be yellow? And by being green you mean being "healthier" or "organic" right? That's the in thing right now anywhere else =)

 
At 3:04 PM, Blogger Karine said...

Interesting!! No idea that would ever existed. And first time I see a red one like this. It looks funky that's for sure. Great finding there. I'm sure Maya will want to try that next time she visits you ;)

 
At 3:14 PM, Anonymous lagatta à Montréal said...

Very pretty shot! That open-air café looks most appealing. Bionade looks like it would be refreshing in summer - I hate overly sweet beverages.

Nicola, in Germany due to your famous purity law (I believe it was the first such law about a foodstuff anywhere in the world), your beer is brewed strictly from natural ingredients - to be bio, the grain would have to be bio. Alas in many parts of the world there are all sorts of chemicals and strange things in beer. The stuff from our major breweries is most suspect - but fortunately there are a lot of smaller breweries here in Québec (and no doubt elsewhere) that only use natural ingredients that would be allowed in Germany.

I'm not really a beer drinker anyway (perhaps one or two per summer, on a terrasse on a very hot day) but it is certainly important to be able to get things to eat and drink, lemonade, beer or whatever, that aren't full of chemicals.

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger Fraser said...

Fascinating -- the claim to be a fermented non-alchoholic beverage! Neat picture.

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger Maya said...

Nicola! :-D Cheers big time to you, my friend :-P It looks very refreshing that Bionade...esp. with those ice cubes in the glass :-) I'll have a few organic beers for you in my blog soon, ok? This is really cool...Karine is right, next time I'd want to try it out.

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

the color looks good...i´d love to try it!!

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger grainofsand said...

Are you sure it's not wine packaged in a lemonade bottle, just kidding :)

 
At 5:44 AM, Blogger Wolf said...

Both those bottles look tasty!! Good pic!:)

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
We have a local saying that loosely refers to such drinks as "lolly water".
Currently in Aotearoa shop refrigerators are packed with various flava'd waters ranging from, apple to tangerine. Yes water I said! The pre-mixed alcoholic bottled drinks are much worse with flavaz like, strawberry and raspberry. Again yes these are alcoholic drinks.
I'm bemused sometimes at the lenghts of frivolity we will climb to in order to justify what we consume and don't. Many people have now switched to drinkinjg water or flava'd water as a statement of bio awareness. The drink bottle they drink from are manufacturered fom non biodegradible materials that are sent to landfills?
Drink manufacturers must be laughing all the way to that new Mercedes car or 100ft long 5 level Yacht.
What is truely bio sensitive these days?
What about the bottle caps?
What about the bottles themselves?
I don't mean to cast dispersions on Maya's green aspirations, just merely making a comment.
Bio-sensitive issues are too late in my opinion. It won't change the fact that damage has already been done.
To change the bio-sensitive awareness and perceptions of mass populations is more importnat than drinking drinks like this and thinking you're helping. When the whole collectively is on the same page only then will this planet and the peole on it be better for it.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Maya said...

beautiful photos you got there, ndiginiz...well-done, and you're a pro i bet :-)

re: green movement...yes, it's making a huge stride nowadays which means that everybody wants to 'steal' this market esp. the big corps. with that said, there are labelling orgs. that certify what fakes from what's real so people, like you and i, have to be aware what you're consuming, no? look out for the labels. the impacts are there...we're not saving the planet btw, but we're saving ourselves because the earth will survive no matter what. are we? please...give us a huge favor!

thanks for your comment, though...i just hope that you don't see everything "half empty" like this on other issues we have in this world. only us...who can save ourselves :-) cheers

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

marieta - that's right, didn't see that very often either.

anne - with being "green" I meant being more aware of impacts of our daily actions on the environment. Being healthier and "organic" is just one side of it.

karine - :) we can also have one when you guys come visiting. Hey, you've changed you picture! Really nice!! I still have to get one up for me...

lagatta - wow! You know more about this than I do (well, I don't really know much about it, to be honest...). I'll have to check if I can find a list with "green" breweries...

fraser - yes, I had to smile about that one too. Wonder what made them use this description...

maya - alright, I'll check for those organic beers then. :)

cynthia - it's certainly intersting and not like other lemonades I had so far...

grain of sand - pretty sure ;) It actually reminded me of campari, though.

wolf - thanks! I see you're open to try new things :).

ndiginiz - oh, don't get me wrong - I'm not saying drinking "bio-lemonade" makes someone a better "green". Since Maya started blogging about her experiences, I think I also became more aware of these facts and everytime I see something going into that direction, I'm thinking of her. That's why I posted this picture.

It's more about seeing that more and more people are aware of it, and that the industry (whatever reason behind it) tries to serve that need and adapts (as long as they really keep their promise to use environmental friendly and organic ingredients and processes).

maya - you say it! :)

 
At 7:50 PM, Blogger Dia said...

For sure it looks cool, I would love to taste it! Have never seen a lemonade like that before mmmmm, always happy to taste new staff :)

 
At 1:35 PM, Blogger Kala said...

bio-nade is a great name - looks very delicious and thirst quenching! The perfect drink on a warm hawaiian day as I lie under the palm trees with trade winds blowing on shore along the breaking waves and sands rubbing between my toes. :)

 

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