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South Africa can be a pretty boring place for soft drink flavours. We have Coca-Cola (or Coke), Fanta, Pepsi, Jive, and a few others, but the flavours don’t really stand out. It’s because of this that I rely on my local Spar for import soft drinks, and Coca-Cola Lime is one of the best products on offer. South Africa had Coca-Cola with Lemon Around 2001 or so (according to Wikipedia), Coca-Cola South Africa launched the Lemon flavoured version of their drink. I remember trying it a few times and not enjoying it. I also remember only ever trying Coke Light with Lemon, and not originalRead More →

This week Shoprite served its 100 millionth R5 deli meal since launching the affordable meal options almost two years ago. Despite escalating petrol and electricity prices, the VAT increase and the introduction of the sugar tax, Shoprite remains true to its business promise of low prices in order to bring consumers some much-needed relief. In fact, at the end of December 2018, Shoprite was selling more than 10 000 items at lower prices than the previous year. Africa’s largest retailer works tirelessly to provide hard-pressed customers, pensioners and students with products that are affordable and accessible, such as the range of heavily discounted deli mealsRead More →

The Coca-Cola Company first introduced Coke Zero to the world in 2005. The company wanted to introduce a no-calorie drink, however, some consumers were confused by its relation to Coke Light (formerly Diet Coke). While other countries renamed the drink to Coke Zero Sugar in 2017, South Africa is only now catching up. I’ll admit that I was one of those confused consumers over a decade ago. I mean, why call it Zero when there was another version? Was it really zero sugar when the contents included caramel (as a colouring)? There was quite a bit of social media backlash and Hello Peter was litteredRead More →

7 Stars Energy Drink Review New Image

It’s that time again when I put my body through its paces and down a large energy drink. I do this for you, dear reader. I do this for you. I previously reviewed Score Energy drink and decided it was about time I looked at another. This time, I bought a can of 7 Stars original flavour energy drink. So, how does it stack up against the rest? 7 Stars is an energy drink, alright Much like most energy drinks, 7 Stars consists of a guarana-based mixture. It contains 160mg of caffeine, though the can isn’t clear on how much sugar and guarana-extract is inRead More →

Barr Bubblegum Soft Drink Review

I adore bubblegum-flavoured treats, from Dirkie condensed milk tubes back in the 90’s to Ola’s Rich ‘n Creamy Magical Unicorn bubblegum ice cream. Whenever I see something in the store with a bubblegum flavour, I have to try it, and I generally tend to love it. So why is it that Barr’s Bubblegum soft drink left a bad taste in my mouth? Barr isn’t a brand of drink that’s locally produced in South Africa. I found a few of their flavours at my local Spar store in the imports section. Barr Bubblegum looks amazing I absolutely love the design of the can. It’s bright, colourfulRead More →

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I’ve had a stomach virus for a little while (these are not the opening lines you want to read on a food site). Due to stress in my professional and private life, my body’s immune system has taken quite a beating. Whenever this happens, I hate eating and, instead, resort to two of my favourite drinks: Lucozade and VitaminWater. Before I go any further, let me state that this is by no means a medical piece. This is about what makes me feel better. If you are sick, please seek professional medical advice. Coke was my friend, until it wasn’t When I was much youngerRead More →

One of my favourite types of food is Asian cuisine. From sushi to White Rabbit sweets and Kimchi — I love it all. I was delighted to find out that A-Mart, an online Asian grocery store launched in Cape Town had recently launched. Based out of Cape Town, A-Mart stocks a wide variety of instant noodles different soft drinks, and even Kit-Kats. Not to mention that the store lists an extensive range of food brands. I haven’t had a chance to try them out, but this is a quick write-up on what the store stocks. From the A-Mart About page: A-Mart specialises in East Asian food products.Read More →

Pop Tarts Spar

Two years ago, I wrote about how I found Kellogg’s Pop Tarts at Checkers. Since then, I haven’t really seen them at the food-chain. However, several Spar stores have started stocking them, and better flavours to boot! Spar FTW! Unlike Checkers, Spar sells their range of Pop Tarts in loose packs (two tarts a pack) for around R23 and a box of eight tarts for well over R100. While there are some unique flavours in the boxed-only options, the single packs give you a wider variety. So far, I’ve seen Chocolate Chip, Cherry, Blueberry, S’mores, and Hot Fudge Sundae. If it were up to me,Read More →

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In South Africa, ice cream flavours tend to be quite boring. Sure, we have variations on chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and some nut-based abominations, but ice cream flavours don’t always expand beyond that. Thankfully, Ola’s Rich ‘n Creamy has stepped up to the plate – or bowl – so that kids and adults alike can have bubblegum-flavoured ice cream once more. And what’s more, it’s rainbow and unicorn themed (because that’s hip and down with the young generation, I guess)! The Rainbow Unicorn bubblegum ice cream The Ola Magical Unicorn flavour comes in a bright red 1.8l plastic container (yea, no more of the two-litre containersRead More →

Roman's Pizza R189 deal

One of my absolute favourite pizza places*, Roman’s Pizza, has launched a pretty damn good deal. For R189.90 you’ll get two large pizzas from the Rumbling/Grumblings ranges. The combo also includes a 2l cool drink and a 1.8l tub of chocolate or vanilla ice cream from Ola’s Rich & Creamy range. For an additional R199.89, you can choose pizzas from the Famished range, or R210 for the Ravenous range. Get 2 Large Pizzas from our Rumbling/Grumbling ranges + a 2L Coca-Cola Product + a 1.8L Tub of Rich & Creamy Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream for ONLY R189.90 or ONLY R199.90 for Famished or ONLYRead More →

A&W Cream Soda

Cream (or Creme) Soda is a soft drink that differs from country to country, manufacturer to manufacturer. You’ll either find a version that is green sugar (Sparletta) or transparent silk (Frankies). A bit of background on A&W Cream Soda I absolutely adore A&W’s Cream Soda – it’s one of my favourite drinks. Not only is it soft on the pallet and has the right amount of sugar, but it has a delicious vanilla tone. However, that’s the A&W Cream Soda that comes from the US. I recently had the opportunity to try the Malaysian version, and the results were quite different. How does it taste?Read More →

Pura Soda review

Pura Soda is marketed as a “Grown Up Soda” and is completely different from the cooldrinks you may be used to. This review is a first for Next Window Plz for two reasons: Firstly, the item I am reviewing today was sent to us by one of our regular readers (I tend to buy everything reviewed on the site with my own money), and secondly it’s a drink that isn’t produced be a massive international corporation with a branch in South Africa. But how does it taste? Upon first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking (and smelling) that Pura Soda has created a lemonade drinkRead More →