Tuesday, October 23, 2012


What you need to know to understand what I am about to say:

- My mother recently visited my sister.
- Some sort of fancy grocery store (what is it called, again?) recently opened near my sister's house.
- My mother and my sister went to the said fancy grocery store, and they bought some things.
- My mother brought me some of the spoils of said grocery shopping trip.

 Those of you who know what that is are now nodding your heads in appreciation, and perhaps casually swiping some drool of your chin. 

For those of you who don't know what that is, I'll try to explain.
- Guarana is to Brasil as Root Beer is to the U.S.A.

Got it now?  Yeah, good.

When my mom handed me this delicious thing, all I could think was, if only I had known in Brasil what I know now, I would have consumed much, much more of this stuff.

But I figure, if that's the main regret of my life, I haven't done so badly in life, have I?


  1. Amy! I served in Brasil and I MISS Guarana so much!!! This made my day! :) They have Pao de Queijo at the Dairy store on campus here...so yummy!

  2. Guarana regret is painful. Brahma Peach!! sigh!

  3. You can get that in the normal grocery store in Utah (because there are so many returned missionaries who served in Brazil and are living in Provo). It is delicious stuff. But my favorite Brazil drink is maracuja!

  4. We have a recipe for pao de queijo that is delicious. If you're interested I'll see if I can find it and send it your way.

  5. The store is called Jungle Jim's. Jeff ended up really liking guarana, too. He has bought another pack of them actually.

    I think that guarana might even be more popular in Brazil than root beer is in the United States.