South Korea has had a few interesting short lived fad during 2015, first it was Honey Butter Chips, then it was the flavored Soju’s (Citron being the main one) and now was have another alcoholic drink Brother # Soda (부라더 # 소다). It’s basically a mixture of Soda and White Wine (or maybe soju it’s not clear). It’s been popular since September however it does seem like the hype is dying down now. Here are our thoughts;
Thoughts: Firstly it’s tasty and sweet very similar in taste to Milkis or Cream Soda. Secondly it’s pretty cheap ₩1,500 (Supermarket) or ₩3,000 to ₩5,000 in Bars and Restaurants. Finally the alcoholic content is just 3% so it’s not going to put you under the table quickly. On the negative side, it’s a little boring and for what it is a bit over priced in bars.
If you don’t like beer, soju, makkoli but still want to drink without breaking the bank this is a really good option. Also if you don’t want to drink a lot, however it’s nothing amazing and maybe gone pretty soon.
Pictures of Brother # Soda
Here are a few pictures of Brother # Soda;
More Information on Brother # Soda and the Bohae Company can be found here: bohae.co.kr
Also a Soompi Post on the same Brother Soda here: Soompi.com…
As always if you have any questions related to Brother # Soda or drinks in Korea in general please feel free to let us know. Either below, by Email or via Twitter or Facebook.
Is that a Marijuana leaf on the Label…? If so, that’s pretty bold move considering the way weed is thought of in South Korea…If I’m correct it’s still considered a illegal substance that’s just as bad as heroin, cocaine, etc. and the punishment is just as severe. Then again, it might just be a Maple or bamboo leaf or some other kind of leaf…
Plus, I’ve seen Marijuana leaf’s on all sorts of things like clothing, food, media in bunch of Asian countries and it more just used as a “cool” image, sorta like English words are sometimes used in ways that don’t make sense, just because they sound “cool”. Just sorta used as a fashion statement more than anything really. I just thought it was kinda weird and pushing it, seeing it on something like an Alcoholic drink.