The imported drinks machine has been way more popular than I anticipated. It’s hard to say for certain by how much, but sales from this machine now are much higher than sales in this machine when it used to sell alternative local flavours.
So let’s start the first bit of good news - Dr Pepper is back! Somehow we drank through our entire stockpile of Dr Pepper in two weeks, at a rate approaching our consumption of Coke. And Coke sales haven’t taken a dip, either! I’ve ordered a larger quantity to help keep this flavour around, since it’s proving quite popular.
Next up, to be just that little bit more tempting, a new flavour has been added to the $ machine… A&W Root Beer! Yes this is proper Root Beer, imported and available to all. If you’ve never tried it before, it tastes kinda similar to Sarsaparilla. And no it’s not alcoholic, just like our Ginger Beer isn’t alcoholic.
This also means the $2 machine is completely full of flavours, with every button serving something different! The current line-up is A&W Root Beer, Dr Pepper, Welch’s Grape Soda, Strawberry Fanta, Mother Energy Drink, IRN-BRU. As always, expect these to change in the future depending on their availability.
Finally… I’ve been busy stocking up our stockpiles for the local drinks machine. Sales prices were good, and we needed to restock. Things are now good to last us a few months… And I’ve removed a few flavours from this photo, to hide some surprises I have planned for the future.