Sunday, 5 June 2011

Magee's Coca Wine

Here's something that tumbled across my path as a result of my current Bolton obsession. A wacky poster from Bolton brewer Magee's.


Yes, it does. Read it carefully and you'll see that it does indeed contain coca. Alcohol, too, I suppose. At least they only gave the children a half or quarter glass.

3 comments:

Pivní Filosof said...

In the Noth West of Argentina and the Bolivian highlands people still chew coca leaves. No wonder, they live well over 3000 above sea level... Of course the "developed" countries will have none of it, they hate it when their rich kids get hooked to something produced by poor indians...

Craig said...

To each his own.

Martyn Cornell said...

According to Wikipedia, Queen Victoria drank the French version of this, Vin Mariana, and there's still an alcoholic drink made in Amsterdam, Agwa de Bolivia, that contains (decocainised) coca leaves as one of the ingredients. And as well as chewing coca leaves, Andean peoples also drink coca tea.