Thoughts on Moxie

Coca-Cola has announced that it plans to purchase Moxie, the official state drink of Maine and unofficial drink of the rest of New England despite the fact that almost no one actually drinks the stuff. With good reason. My wife accurately describes the taste as licorice with an aftertaste of cough syrup and believes that it would be good if it didn’t have that aftertaste. Perhaps but it wouldn’t be Moxie without the cough syrup aftertaste. Even so, I believe that everyone should try Moxie at least once because it has an important moral lesson to impart. While tasting it, contemplate the fact that this beverage was made by human beings for other human beings to drink. You will then never again be shocked by news out of Yemen or Myanmar or anywhere else because you will understand what human beings are capable of.

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