Extinct Beverage Tasting:
Information about DNA can be found at their website: Wetplanet.com. DNA is made by the same company that scared my generation with its soft drink, Jolt. I can scarcely think of any beverage that has more urban legend based around it than Jolt. The drink that boasts "twice the caffeine" but refuses to tell you "of what."
Everyone my age approaches Jolt with the caution of a Japanese diner who has just ordered the Fugu Blowfish. We all know that there are many ways that Jolt soda can actually kill you, however its high caffeine content makes it a vital part of any Gen Xer's highly caffeinated diet. As long as certain rules are followed (i.e. don't drink it with Pop Rocks or you will EXPLODE!!!) it can be an important part of the late night computer programmer's diet.
But this isn't about Jolt, it's about DNA. DNA totes itself as "Pure water that has lost its innocence." Seeing this in the local White Hen Pantry I was compelled. "Alcoholic spring water," I quietly mused. "This could be a vital part of the museum."
When faced with a product like this, many questions spring to mind. The most prominent question, of course, is "Why?" Why would you want to make alcoholic spring water. With the ready availability of water and hard alcohol, who wouldn't be able to mix their own? Then another question surfaces: "Why would you want to make your own?" Wouldn't that be gross? The answer is "Yes. Yes it would be gross." But would it be AS gross as DNA? There's only one way to find that out.
On to the tasting...