REVIEW OF THE WEEK
BAO DAI OF HOLLYWOOD
10 December 2000
KEY LIME CRISIS IN CALIFORNIA
I first noticed it a few days before Thanksgiving.... the sugar free Key
Lime "sparkling water" was disappearing right and left from every store in
Southern California (don't be fooled by those blue tops, boys -- they're
few these days, but they got sugar in them).
Being the reasonable shopper I am I just assumed that this beverage, of
which I was in the habit of downing 2 liters a night, would soon be back.
I bought Raspberry, then Peach, tossing in some Grapefruit Tangerine to
keep life spicy - but as T-Day passed and the stores showed no sign of
even attempting a restocking, these flavors were soon subject to panic
So here I sit, with my stash of Black Cherry sugar free sparkling water,
the ONLY flavor left in the God Forsaken town except the ever dreaded
Mango/Tropical Mango/Peach Mango (or "Tangerine Lime which is shit, but
won't last long).
And every day I go to the store(s) and buy as much of it as I can carry,
because I know the alternative and it isn't pretty.
What is it about the Key Lime? I mean they're taking all the calories out
-- can't they just use REGULAR lime? Did the Florida Keys get hit with an
I don't know... all I know is someone could make a shit load of money
trucking the real shit in from anywhere and selling it in supermarket
parking lots across the Southland. It'd go faster than free smack at an
[With that, Bao Dai was carted away crying and babbling about Sugar Free
Key Lime Sparkling Water Beverage (or free smack -- no one seemed too