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Old 01-11-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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I loved that stuff! I was so bummed when they stopped making it. Would love to make my own "homebrewed" Josta, but I have no idea of what ingredients to use. Just wondering if anyone else out there also loved Josta and has tried making their own before...


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Old 01-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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DUDE! YES! I freaking loved Josta! I was so bummed when it went away, and it seems like I'm the only one that remembers it.
Along those same lines, my other favorite energy drink that disappeared was Coolah. It was so tasty and refreshing. I would kill for either of those drinks to come back.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:22 PM   #3
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Hmm, never heard of Coolah, but yeah, Josta was the shiznit...
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
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I did run across this Strange Soda? - Yahoo! Answers which about halfway down the page has a recipe for making a Josta-like concoction using Pepsi, Sobe Dragonfruit and Bawls energy drink. Haven't tried it, but it's an interesting concept to say the least...
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:49 AM   #5
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Man I seriously thought I was the only one that liked that stuff. i LOVED it! That was my drink of choice in high school, so many good caffeinated memories!

I actually found a soda once in a Russian store, it did say it was a "guarana soda", tasted JUST like I remember Josta tasting! Came in a green glass bottle. But damn, went back, could never find it again.

I really miss that stuff...
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:33 PM   #6
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I would kill to be able to make josta. Biggest problem is that I don't have anything to compare it to, so I don't know if I'm getting it right.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:10 AM   #7
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I want to make it too. Josta. How to make it?
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:24 AM   #8
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Hey all! I'm the SaveJosta dot org site admin! Check out our site and follow us on Twitter at @SaveJosta to help bring Josta back!

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Old 06-10-2013, 01:04 AM   #9
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Guarana sodas of all types are common in Brazil, and they import them at least into Portugal (which used to "own" Brazil). I love them to death. I also had some at the Coke museum in Atlanta when they used to let you sample foreign coke-made flavors.

Guarana tastes a bit like a ginger-ale, but it's seeds have TWICE the amount of caffeine as coffee beans. It comes as a minor ingredient in various US drinks, often pricey. Among the Brazilian brands, I think Antarctica is relatively pure almost to the point of boring. A slight additive, like lemon and maybe strawberries would seem best to me.

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I was watching an episode of Unwrapped on the Cooking channel and saw this drink called Bawls Guarana. Not sure if it tastes anything like what you had but at least its something available in North America.


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