The other day I went to Pick n’ Pay and I noticed that they had these new drinks called Cool Salsa going for US$0.50 for a 350ml bottle. It’s a reasonable price for something I’ve never seen before, so I decided to get two flavours, Apple & Mint as well as Cherry & Lemonade.
The Apple & Mint was more apple than mint, but it wasn’t bad though I’d rather go for the Mirinda Apple since I can get a 1l bottle of it at the same price with some useless change. The Cherry & Lemonade was great, however. Both of them had a slight preservative aftertaste, but it wasn’t overwhelming.
I also tried the Watermelon and Dry Lemon flavours and while the Dry Lemon wasn’t special, the Watermelon was refreshing.
I read an article on how Zimbabwe’s dollarization will attract regional companies to sell their products here giving us the same problems that we had the first time Zimbabwe dollarized. Honestly, it’s a tough problem to solve because if you try to put tariffs, we’ll face much higher prices than we already do. Then again, allowing cheaper products from abroad will ruin our forex reserves and cause unemployment as local players try to compete. Honestly, the only fix would be to increase local productivity and infrastructure so that it isn’t so expensive to do business in Zimbabwe in the first place, but that will take a while. Something for political candidates to think about before the coming election.