Packed with antioxidants, apparently an effective antidepressant, and a delicious wake-up call every morning, coffee is already a potent beverage surrounded by a media swirl of health claims (some dubious, some legit). So do we need a new drink made out of the "superfruit" that surrounds the beans we already have been roasting, grinding and brewing for thousands of years? And does it taste good?
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One of the oldest commercial soft drinks, Moxie's got a strong New England following. It starts out tasting like cola or root beer, but quickly moves on to a more medicinal bent with notes of wintergreen and bitters. Not surprising, as its main flavoring is gentian root, where many bitters get their characteristic, well, bitterness.