The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

5 May 2007

This is not how they make Gatorade

If you've been on the Net for any substantial length of time, you've almost certainly seen the Joe Cartoon about the frog in the blender.

And if you haven't, well, maybe the Peruvians have:

Carmen Gonzalez plucks one of the 50 frogs from the aquarium at her bus stop restaurant, bangs it against tiles to kill it and then makes two incisions along its belly and peels off the skin as if husking corn. She's preparing frog juice, a beverage revered by some Andean cultures for having the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive. A drink of so-called "Peruvian Viagra" sells for about 90 cents.

Gonzalez adds three ladles of hot, white bean broth, two generous spoonfuls of honey, raw aloe vera plant and several tablespoons of maca — an Andean root also believed to boost stamina and sex drive — into a household blender.

Then she drops the frog in.

Now when they start offering this at Starbucks, then I'll worry.

(Via Scribal Terror.)

Posted at 9:21 AM to Almost Yogurt

I can tell you from first-hand experience that the company won't even CONSIDER adding real gator.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 9:01 PM on 5 May 2007