Saturday, August 12, 2006
fake made good
This is 'salty water', a Chinese carbonated soft drink made with salt, sugar, lemon and carbonated water. Orginally it began as a sort of fake Coca-Cola, or at least a cheap local version of the expensive western fizzy drinks exported to Shanghai in the 30s and 40s for the foreign community there. It is now a product in its own right with several brands producing it. Interesting how a fake gained its own ground - how many of today's alternatives and fakes will make it in their own right?