Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Funny slushes in Quebec. From the Wiki:
Sloche is a frozen beverage sold by the convenience store chain Couche-Tard, mostly in the province of Quebec, Canada. While it is similar in concept to the traditional Slush Puppie, Sloche has gathered much publicity through an aggressive (and sometimes controversial) marketing campaign. The oversized Sloche plastic cups are covered with humorous slogans such as: "No animal has tasted this product before you", "A good source of crushed ice". Couche-Tard also sells gummy candies under the Sloche brand. Some of these candies had to be removed from the shelves after allegations that their concept art was racist.It is also Quebec's equivalent to Icee, which is only sold in the United States, English Canada and Mexico.
All Sloche flavor names are humorous and often gross, a marketing decision aimed at pleasing a mostly teenager crowd. The brand mission was described as: "To satisfy their need for sensory gratification and protest against authority, parents and society." The beverage's colors are vivid and the taste is said to be much sweeter than that of Slush Puppie and slightly more acidic. The following is an incomplete list of current and discontinued flavors:
* Rose Beef (Rosbeef)
* Sang Froid (Cold Blood)
* Gomme Balloune (Bubble Gum)
* Swompe (Swamp)
* Poussin Frappé (Slammed Chick)
* Liposuccion (Liposuction)
* Winchire Wacheur (Windshield Washer), formerly: Schtroumpf Écrasé (Crushed Smurf)
* Goudron Sauvage (Wild Tar)
* Cheddar Tropical (Tropical Cheddar)
* Gadoue (Dirty melted snow)
* Wontong (Wonton Soup)
* Full Zinzin (Full Zinzin)
The Schtroumpf Écrasé flavor was renamed because of copyright infringement concerns.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Unaswered questions - why am I writing a blog and should I ride Paris - Brest - Paris? First - I love reading others peoples blogs - so here's mine oh well - So far I have only one reader - Hello you!
Paris - Brest? should I do it? 750 miles in 90hrs... or would I rather race a normal season? Perhaps do a solo 750 mile ride to PEI on the trans canada trail?
I'll keep you posted here... so far I am maintaining fitness through the winter but am getting a bit burnt already!
A scary warm January - with plenty of riding and now indoors on the rollers. A little x-c skiing and some base building.