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After an Italian meal . . .

Bob Mervine Oct 7, 2006 06:43 AM

Many Italians partake of a powder that is poured into a glass of water and acts as an antacid. That use it at the end of one of those huge Italian family meals that makes you swell up like an overstuffed pumpkin.

It makes you burp.

It is like Bromo-Seltzer, but that's not the name. The name escapes me and it is literally driving me crazy beause I cannot remember it.

Please help. It is -- pardon the pun -- right on the tip of my tounge.




  1. Cheese Boy Oct 7, 2006 07:07 AM

    Image: http://www.bellezza.it/donne/ali/alii...

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    1. re: Cheese Boy
      bryan Oct 7, 2006 08:56 AM

      Yep. Brioschi. You can get it at most italian delis. And, btw, it really works - if you don't mind expelling a huge burp in front of others.

      1. re: bryan
        Bob Mervine Oct 7, 2006 01:42 PM

        That's it !



        1. re: Bob Mervine
          JMF Oct 7, 2006 09:16 PM

          I think Bromo-seltzer in the granules is better.

    2. Pei Oct 9, 2006 04:04 PM

      OMG, I thought my cousins (Taiwanese) were the only ones who travelled with those in their purses. They used to give me some and then make me eat more. Of course, theirs was a Chinese version called "wei san" (generic name for antacid) with a slightly menthol flavor. Nice to know I'll be able to find some Brioschi and return the favor one day.

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