SouthCoast Sumol Fans Have One Clear Favorite Flavor of the Portuguese Drink
Tell me you're Portuguese without telling me you're Portuguese.
When it comes to the No. 1 drink of Portugal and the Azores, it's hands-down Sumol.
It's a sparkling beverage that never disappoints and always refreshes, and pairs perfectly with any Portuguese cuisine on the menu.
The question of the day is simple: What's your favorite flavor?
I asked 100 SouthCoast people, all of whom enjoy Sumol, which flavor is their go-to. The choices were pineapple, orange and passionfruit.
I ended up with a clear winner.
Ladies and gentlemen, Azorean and mainland descendants, people who grew up in Portugal, you have spoken. Out of the three flavors, passionfruit won by a landslide.
Here's the breakdown:
- Passionfruit = 50 %
- Pineapple = 35 %
- Orange = 14 %
- All/Indecisive = 1 %
My favorite is the pineapple, especially served cold on a hot summer day. Passionfruit will always be king, but the underdog is orange.
However, when it comes to food pairing, passionfruit pairs well with some bacalhau (codfish) or some polvo (octopus). Pineapple pairs perfectly with a spicy Azorean Bife à Regional (steak) and orange pairs nicely with a bifanas sandwich (marinated pork cutlet) on a fresh papo secos or even a roasted chicken dinner.
Whichever you choose, you can't go wrong. It all comes down to personal preference.
Which Sumol team are you on?
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