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December 02, 2003

Brio chinotto

I am most pleased to discover my favourite cola comes in one litre bottles. I had been condemned to drinking it by the can up until now. Not everyone likes its sort-of-cola, sort-of-San Pellegrino taste but I prefer it to the non-difference between blah Coke and blah Pepsi. Also, I am convinced that quinine is good for me.

Se sei un consumatore di Cola FERMATI, NON PROSEGUIRE! Se decidi di intraprendere il cammino verso il Chinotto NON POTRAI TORNARE INDIETRO, se decidi di proseguire non potrai ritenerci responsabili per i tuoi comportamenti futuri

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 2, 2003 10:59 AM


Brio is a must when ordering pizza. Beats the hell out of Coke or Pepsi, but I rate it a draw against Dr. Pepper. I have heard from reliable sources in the office that Brio + pizza is a weekend tradition in some Italian-Canadian circles.

The warning is just plain spooky, though. It sounds as if we will turn into werewolves if we continue to drink it.

Posted by: Chris Taylor at December 2, 2003 05:38 PM

San Pellegrino makes chinotto,it's okay.

Vitale makes chinotto, it's an over-sweetened vile hodge-podge of strong flavours competing and cancelling each other out. Blech.

Brio makes chinotto.

All of these beverages are call themselves 'chinotto', but only one is Brio. As for packaging, I prefer the litre bottle because the Brio is smoother, due to it retaining less carbonation. This is my favourite 'gassosa'! 'Bitter' is my second.

Posted by: Rue at December 3, 2003 11:12 AM

Hmm... I worded that poorly. I should have said "sort of Coke, sort of San Pellegrino" taste. So how about some home chinotto recipes!

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at December 3, 2003 01:25 PM

I've been wanting to experiment with it as a braising liquid for beef or ham. Haven't had the chance yet.

Posted by: Rue at December 6, 2003 11:12 PM

I live in Los angeles and i can't find brio anywhere! Does anyone know where its sold in this neck of the woods?
help, please!!!

Posted by: ilya at August 14, 2004 11:50 PM

Have just purchased a Chinotto citrus tree.
Looking forward to the rewards! Would LOVE to know if anyone has a home-recipe for a Chinotto drink... even a sinple, non-cola version! But near to the REAL THING would be great!

Posted by: glenbo at November 27, 2004 02:07 AM