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I used to live in a wonderfully multicultural part of Bristol and I loved shopping at all the ethnic food stores there and I really loved a soft drink I found there called "Ting". After we moved away I missed the stores and being able to get Ting. That was until recently when I saw it in my local Tesco! Ting comes in a green and yellow can with grapefruit on the front and all the information you would expect on the back. In my opinion the can isn't massively attractive but who cares when what is inside is so yummy! Ting is a fizzy grapefruit soda made with real Caribbean Grapefruit. It isn't as fizzy as say a lot of other carbonated drinks and contains 6% grapefruit juice. I like that is made with actual sugar and has no sweeteners in it as not only do I think sweeteners taste horrible I am worried about the damage they can do your health and your fertility. There are no artificial flavourings in this either, all the flavour comes from just grapefruit juice and grapefruit oil. Ting contains 50kcal per 100ml and 12.4g of carbs, (a can is 330ml). I find that the citrus flavour of the grapefruit and the gentle sparkle makes Ting really refreshing. It clears your mouth wonderfully after food too, especially after something spicy. It can be a little acidic but I don't know if that is just me as I get nasty acid reflux anyway. Ting is available at Caribbean/ethnic stores and Tesco. Tesco charges 38p a can and at the moment they are on offer at three cans for £1.00. You can also get a 1.5 litre bottle for £1.20.
I really enjoy my fizzy drinks, and the best ones are fruity, tropical flavours. They are a lot tastier than plain lemonade or Coca cola which is basically tar in a jar! This drink is normally drank in the carribbean, but as part of my extended family is from there they always have this drink at their house from the wholesalers. Its through them that I first tried this drink. It can also be bought in Tescos, at Carribbean restaurants and is made in the UK. It comes either in a can or a glass bottle, and the logo is a grapefruit cut in half. The colours are green and yellow and the big work 'Ting' goes across the front. It contains a small amount of actual grapefruit and its got a sort of sweet and tangy taste. Its a fizzy drink and is a very refreshing drink. It also makes a great mixer with vodka or white rum if you fancy something different from cola or lemonade. When eating with a meal it goes best with spicy food, my favourite is jerk chicken, rice and peas and then this as the drink. All the different flavours go well with each other. If you have problems with your enamel on your teeth then do not drink this as it contains a lot of sugar. It costs around 70p a can if bought seperately.
Ting, made from Jamaican grapefruit with no preservatives is the ultimate thirst quencher.