Monday, December 06, 2004

Chug-a-Lug

I’ve found Australia’s best chocolate milk.

Chug-a-lug. It’s from King Island. ‘Nuff said.

It brings me back to the days when I lived in Denmark… (trust me there's a link)



I dunno if you know this, but they drink a lot of beer in Denmark. There’s this



And this



Which is what the Danes drink. Carlsberg is like the Danish equivalent of Fosters.

So think of a young impressionable 16 year old girl in the land of beer. Yep. I learnt from the best. Here’s a few things that the Danes are liberal about:
1. There is no strict drinking age. My local pub was frequented by school kids. We used to duck down when we had a spare class.
2. At school parties we would be served beer and wine by our teachers. The canteen had a beer tap for such occasions.
3. During the day you could buy cigarettes at the canteen. You could buy singles for 20 cents if you were a bit short.
4. There were boobs and bums on the tv all the time. I don’t mean after midnight I mean prime time ads. No one blinks an eye. Porn is fairly rife in DK.

People rarely abuse any of the above points. I did. A little. Hey, I was an Aussie kid and wasn’t allowed to do any of them. I didn’t do all of them. I hated cigarettes.

So with the beer there came hangovers. Often. And this is where the milk fits in. Matilde. Best. Hangover. Cure. Ever. You should know that I’m not a big fan of milk or chocolate. I know. It doesn’t make sense. But this was a new world.

Thick. Like a mixture of milk and cream. But not sickeningly creamy.

Rich. Like dark cooking chocolate. Ace.

Caramelly. None of that really sweet aftertaste that lingers in your mouth. This was classy shit.

Chug-a-Lug, while having the cheesiest name ever, is on a par with Matilde. It takes me back to a happy place. Back to teenage naughtiness, late nights, spewing in the pub, rooms lit entirely by tea lights, listening to Johnny Cash ‘Ring of Fire’ on the jukebox and staying up all night smoking pot and drinking herbal tea.

There’s nothing like a memory attached to food. Well for me anyway.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

goddag sukker

if youre not one to enjoy choc OR milk, what were you doing sampling this so-called lug-a-lug?? and anyway, isnt it past your bedtime?

here, in a land far far away, the best chocmilk is called 'cacolac'. yeah thats right. it comes in small, dark brown glass bottles (about 150ml) cos it's too damn fine.

its cold, there's frost on the ground, but at least mulled wine is appearing by the bucket load and dare i say, is better than chocmilk.

soon, yo
from Afar

ps by my calculations i should be hitting da hood around 10pm ish on the 18th. as long i have enough moulah for the bus and it doesnt break down on the way to spencer st. im WERY excited.

11:32 pm  
Blogger knifey said...

sorry, i didn't get to read the whole post, coz i'm on my way to denmark to watch boobs on tv.

4 eva.

9:10 am  
Blogger Lee Lee said...

My fascination in all things Scandinavian goes way, way back. Once I fell in love with a Norwegian. He was a dud but I am still slightly obsessed with their culture. They love a) beer, b) cheese, c) nudity d) milk, e) meat and f) the arts. Some times they drink so much beer that sex is a problem for them. A house of 2 Scandinavian’s easily could consume 3 litres of milk a day. Meat is a staple of all meals. Cheese should always be hard and a little smelly. Music, architecture, poetry, books, and paintings are as important to them as oxygen.

10:27 am  
Blogger sugar and spice said...

... i think you have completely encapsulated their culture Lee Lee.

also they're slightly anal.

11:07 am  
Blogger knifey said...

addendum:

sorry, i didn't get to read the whole post, coz i'm on my way to denmark to watch boobs on tv, and for some anal.

4 eva.

11:47 am  
Blogger la nadine said...

you know what goes really well with chocolate milk?

thats right: CARBS!

thanx for the song. you have now been linked.

12:17 pm  
Blogger littlefaeriegirl said...

im in love with a danish boy that never writes back

sigh

10:34 am  
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Interesting blog. You make some good points. You might be interested in herbal lipton tea. There's a vague connection to what's been discussed here.

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