Trick question here, because the answer is actually the Pink Orangeman, a drink I make with frozen yogurt, ice cubes, frozen strawberries, orange juice, and a teaspoon of vanilla.
OMG I forgot about this! I remember enjoying it at your house a few summers ago.
Charm, we need to talk about naming drinks.
Ha! This actually had a different name, but I'm #rebranding
My new psychiatrist has a Moxie can on his bookshelves. I have been figuring that Moxie was just another RC Cola or something, but your post finally made me google, and lo and behold! Have you ever had it? Kind of want to buy some Diet Moxie before I leave New England (I only drink diet soda), but does it really taste like bubble gum? Grossness.
Anyway, my answer is my own smoothie as well: kale, cilantro, parsely, chili pepper, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, milk, water, and a scoop of extreme milk chocolate protein powder. I swear it's kind of amazing.
That actually does sound amazing. Anything with frozen strawberries and frozen blueberries has to be pretty good.
Moxie does not taste like bubble gum; it's kind of like if someone decided to carbonate Worcestershire sauce, and stir in some prune juice for good measure. I can't stand it; it totally destroys any shred of New England cred I may have, but I can't handle Moxie. Mixed with milk, which is how they do it in Western Mass., it's not bad. You should definitely try it before you leave the region, just to say you endured it.
idk, I kind of like Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray, (i.e. I like weird flavored sodas) so maybe I'll like it!
I like Cel-Ray and LOVE Moxie, so maybe? I like to think about Calvin Coolidge when I drink it.
Moxie features in Generation Loss, that Elizabeth Hand novel.
Now I really need to move it to the top of my pile. I have a fascination with Moxie (I've unsuccessfully lobbied friends to go with me to the annual Moxie Parade) completely disproportionate to my willingness to drink it.
well, to temper your expectations, "appears" might be a better term than "features."
Iced tea, yes, but sun tea more specifically, brewed in a half-gallon jar out on the sidewalk next to the old cistern pump.
Moxie and milk is a real thing? I hate milk, but I'd be tempted to try it anyway, if I could ever get my hands on Moxie again.
Sun tea sounds much better than standard iced tea, which is not my favorite drink in the world.
Moxie and milk is a tipple in Western Massachusetts, and isn't half bad. I say this as a Moxie disliker.
I can't believe I'm the only one who went for water. Has middle school teaching aged me so much I'm now the most curmudgeonly person on your friends list?
Ha! I'm surprised there weren't more votes for water. Not surprised about the lack of lime rickey support, though.
The nonprofit where my boyfriend works was just guided by a fancy branding firm into the abysmal decision to change their name to "Food Moxie". The firm apparently did a phone poll of responses to the name after the decision was already made (???), and the number one response, other than mishearing it as "Food Nazi" (I kid you not), was "like the soda?"
I had to google that one - Weaver's Way changed their name to Food Moxie?!?! I can get that maybe WW was confusing but so is Food Moxie!
i know! the food co-op part of WW didn't change their name, just the nonprofit wing (which before was technically was called Weaver's Way Community Programs). i guess they wanted to differentiate themselves from the co-op more, which -- fine -- but seriously? food moxie?
(also i love that you googled it to find out.)
"Food Moxie" is so, so bad. Those branding agencies (we hired one that called itself a "brand factory," which should have been our first warning) basically just make things worse 70 percent of the time.
oh yeah! i remember your exploits with the Brand Factory now.
after hearing about this particular branding bright idea, i was like... maybe i should go into this line of work? it seems like it'd be easy to get ahead!