Drinks come from the USSR. "Citro": Soviet lemonade from citrus with addition of vanillin
Since Soviet times, those who were born in the USSR,and those who spent the young years of his life in it, left a lot of memories. Many of them are associated with these or those aspects of everyday life, life, leisure. Often people from the "generation of the Soviet Union" can hear nostalgic memories of how delicious and special the products were. Pie, which could be bought for 5 cents, or delicious ice cream for 7 cents. About these, it would seem, little things, our parents remember with trembling and delight.
A special place in the life of Soviet children and youthtook a soda from the machine - refreshing, sweet, delicious. And, what is most interesting, dyes and other chemicals (which in modern drinks abound) were not used. Find an absolutely natural sweet soda was easy. For example, everyone liked the Soviet lemonade of citrus with the addition of vanillin. This now can not be found. About what kind of drink, and what other soda gave the Soviet people time, we now talk.
The composition of the Soviet "Sitro"
Along with other sodas, this one usedspecial demand. Cooked it from infusions of citrus fruits such as orange, lemon and mandarin. They were the spicy-aromatic base of the drink. Soviet lemonade was prepared from citrus fruits with the addition of vanillin. In addition to this spice, no other flavors have been used. The composition was only natural syrups with sugar and citric acid.
It is difficult to imagine a more natural andthis is so delicious soda, which was called "Citro" (or "Extra-Citro"). Translated from French means "lemon" (citron). Today this word is often used as a household name for sour-sweet carbonated water with citrus flavor and aroma.
An interesting fact about the "Sitro"
It is interesting that in school cafeteriasSt. Petersburg officially allowed to include in the menu only Citrus lemonade "Citro". It is designed specifically for baby food and does not contain any preservatives, dyes and other harmful additives.
Other carbonated beverages are from the USSR
But the Soviet lemonade of citrus with the addition of vanillin is not the only delicious drink that has been remembered since the times of the USSR. There were others, including "Lemonade", "Duchess", "Pinocchio" and "Tarhun."
"Lemonade", for example, was prepared from a mixture of lemoninfusion and apple juice with the addition of sugar, lemon and color. Its peculiarity was that it possessed a peculiar caramel-lemon flavor and for a long time isolated carbon dioxide, already being poured into a glass.
And "Duchess" was named after the famous pear variety. From it, he prepared. This drink was especially fragrant, light and perfectly quenched thirst.
There was another popular lemonadeSoviet, named after the fairy-tale hero, - "Pinocchio". Its composition of tastes is somewhat more complicated - it combines sweetness, and acid, and a small bitterness (which gave a special zest to the drink). The soda "Buratino" had a beautiful golden color and differed in the high content of carbon dioxide.
And who does not remember the bright, joyous color of lemonade"Tarkhun"? For the first time he went on a mass sale in the 81st year and immediately fell in love with the Soviet population. Only the emerald green color of what it cost! In the "Tarhuna", in addition to all other components, the extract of tarragon was included, which gave it a special, "herbal" taste. True, during the Soviet era, to create the right shade, a special green dye was used, which many manufacturers now refuse because of its harmfulness.
Instead of concluding
There were many other delicious sodas -this and "Cream soda", and "Bell", and "Pepsi-Cola." But still, Soviet lemonade from citrus fruits with addition of vanillin - "Citro" - was and was especially liked. It combines everything you need for an ideal sweet soda - an unusual taste, a pleasant fruity aroma and the absence of harmful additives. No wonder it was made the only permitted lemonade in the school menu of St. Petersburg.