Big Bamboo Irish Moss Banana Drink
11 oz. can
2.91 g sugar / oz.
Irish moss is a red algae that grows in low-tide areas on rocky coasts of the Atlantic. It is also known as carrageenan, for the Irish town Carragheen. It is used as a gelling agent in cosmetics, a thickener in ice creams and soy milk, a cattle feed, as an anti-inflammatory medicine, a clarifier in beer brewing. In the Caribbean it is mixed with sugar, milk, rum and nutmeg to make a quenching drink that is rumored to have aphrodisiac qualities.
The can practically exploded this drink is under pressure!
Once again, Irish Moss is a strange drink: thick, gelatinous, creamy, ice-creamy. This banana flavor is an even stranger variation. The banana completely obscures the sulfurous ocean odor I remember from the "plain" Irish Moss, but its a classic artificial banana flavor. With some creamy vanilla and the slight saltiness of carageenan, it tastes like a drinkable saltwater taffy. Or maybe its like liquified circus peanuts. Pretty weird either way.
Ultimately this has too much of the fakey artificial banana flavor. I'd rather have more cinnamon or nutmeg to make it a heartier drink.
Water, sugar (sucrose), milk, corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated coconut oil, sodium casseinate, natural & artificial flavors and spices, dipotassium phosphate, mono & diglycerides, sodium silicoaluminate, soy lecithin, annatto color, modified food starch, and carrageenan.
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