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Where to buy Guarana Antarctica? (soda @ Fogo De Chao)

benbdc Jan 2, 2009 01:38 PM

Does anyone know anywhere other than Fogo De Chao in DC (preferably not MD or VA but I'll go if I have to) to get Guarana Antarctica?
If you have been to Fogo, its the drink the Brazilian drink they have. I tried Bestway supermarket in Columbia Heights, but they didn't have it.

Fogo De Chao
1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20004

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    Steve RE: benbdc Jan 2, 2009 02:39 PM

    Does it taste any different from all the other guarana drinks available? What makes it so special?

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      benbdc RE: Steve Jan 2, 2009 03:44 PM

      It's flavored with guarana as the main flavor and has no energy component other than caffeine. If you know of another thing, that would also help.

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        Steve RE: benbdc Jan 2, 2009 05:58 PM

        It's hard for me to imagine a latin market without a guarana soda available. Ask at Bestway, I'm sure they have something.

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          benbdc RE: Steve Jan 3, 2009 06:15 AM

          I tried but the owner just said no.

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      Beto_pan RE: benbdc Jan 3, 2009 06:08 AM

      The only places I know that carry that would the 2 Brazilian markets in Wheaton (yes, I know it's not DC).
      One is called... get this... "Brazilian Market", and the other is "By Brazil."

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        benbdc RE: Beto_pan Jan 3, 2009 06:15 AM


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          neb2886 RE: benbdc May 18, 2009 07:04 AM

          By Brazil charges these prices because they are importing all of their products directly from Brazil. Their major market is Brazilians living in the DC area who are willing to pay these prices to have a taste of home.

          This is a great little store, if you are able to appreciate it. I recommended it to anyone looking to try out some Brazilian snacks.

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          cfoodie RE: Beto_pan Mar 26, 2009 09:34 AM

          I dropped by "By Brazil" on Georgia/University yesterday. I found the store to be small, clean and organized. But I can't believe the prices!!! They want 7 dollars for a 64oz carton of foiled non-refrigerated juice (I can buy organic orange juice for half that price). We looked around, and bought a 12 oz refrigerated juice, and a very small pack of cookies (something that would cost 75 cents if it was Oreos). There were no price stickers on them. They rung up to $4.65. As we were in a hurry my wife told me to pay and go. But how much could a 12 oz glass bottle of juice cost? At best, 2 dollars? And a small pack of cookies... maybe a dollar. Unfortunately, even though the store looked clean, the prices are outrageous. I am sure they don't charge anywhere near that in Brazil, and likely other Brazilian/Latin markets around town. I felt ripped off and wonder how they stay in business.

        3. Gonzocook RE: benbdc Jan 3, 2009 09:10 AM

          Euro-Latino Market in Arlington, corner of Pershing Drive and Washington Blvd. Sorry, closest metro is Clarendon, quite a hike.

          1. chaofun RE: benbdc Jan 3, 2009 11:03 AM

            If you find it Guarana brazilia is pretty much the same thing. In fact my buddy from brazil prefers it to Antarctica. In Va it available in most grocery stores in the "international" section along with malta sodas and inca cola. DC may have it in the same areas.

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              markoregistrado RE: benbdc Jan 3, 2009 12:57 PM

              Hello...I have seen two brands of Guarana sold in the DC area....both at Shopper's as well as some local Bodegas (Latino Markets) in Maryland. I used to drink Antarctica thirty years ago at the OAS Cafeteria in DC when I interned there. I think it is bottled in Miami.. There is also a diet version unlike most of the Jarritos (Mex) or Postabon (Col) sodas sold locally.

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                ableclic RE: benbdc Mar 8, 2009 11:56 AM

                We have Guarara Antarctica at our restaurant available in 12 packs. www.southamericangrill.com. We also have Coxinha and Cafe Pliao.

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                  jkosnett RE: benbdc Mar 30, 2009 01:54 PM

                  Saw it yesterday in a Shoppers Food Warehouse. I prefer it to Brazilia because they should spell Brasil properly.

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                    Sean D RE: jkosnett Apr 8, 2009 03:41 PM

                    I saw a 2 liter bottle of the same brand at Shoppers Food Warehouse. But, it didn't appear to be Guarana Antarctica. It was some other type of fizzy drink. Correct me if I'm wrong - Guarana Antarctica is a faint pink color?

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                      Turkeybone RE: Sean D Apr 9, 2009 09:24 AM

                      I grew up with guarana in the house, it's generally a green can and the soda itself looks more like ginger ale, not any pinkness that Ive ever encountered.

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                        Sean D RE: Turkeybone Apr 9, 2009 01:54 PM

                        I'm with you on the ginger ale part. I had my first Guarana Antarctica from a street vendor at a festival in Rockville around 1985. (It was essentially a local product roll-out.) I used to buy it in green glass bottles with the familiar logo. I'm almost positive that it had a slight pinkish tint. The more common caramel colored stuff that seems to be out there, doesn't look or taste like what I used to have.

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                          EthnicFood RE: Sean D May 3, 2009 11:30 PM

                          Try the new/larger Bestways... The one in Alexandria, Adelphi, Herndon, Falls Church and Silver spring carries it. I see in it 12pk cans and 2 lts.

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                    Yelothndr RE: benbdc Dec 27, 2009 06:09 AM

                    I was able to get it at a store on Columbia Road, NW - WDC called Toditos. It was formerly called American Grocery. Now, the place is closed but this is where I was able to get it up until a month ago when they closed again. Now, I go online to a place
                    called Amigo Foods. They are in Florida, and will ship it to you. I buy 3-4 cases at a time.

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                      reiflame RE: benbdc Dec 27, 2009 07:06 AM

                      HMart in Gaithersburg carries it. $10 for a 12 pack, and sometimes they have 2 liters.

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                        gourmetgurl RE: benbdc Jan 9, 2010 05:09 PM

                        I too was a fan of the this drink after first having it at Fogo..... I found it a Giant supermarket. It was located in the aisle where the latin amreican and carribbean food and beverages are sold.
                        It was not in individual cans, it was a liter bottle...don't know if that will be a deal breaker.

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                          Madinat RE: benbdc Sep 14, 2013 12:21 PM

                          just spent all day looking for this before finally just going to by brasil. it's 12.50 for 12-pack. went to supermercados left and right, no one in NOVA had it. Tried h-mart as well.

                          how is it that this is still so hard to find? when i was in boston it was everywhere! can anyone help share where they were able to find this?

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                            markoregistrado RE: Madinat Sep 14, 2013 03:20 PM

                            Maybe there are more Brazilenos in the Boston area...Try Mega Mart, Las Americas markets, Shoppers, Best Way, El Eden in Alexandria or Manassas, I am not sure where in NOVA you are located...H mart in Wheaton does carry it sometimes...I try to find the diet version which shows up once in a blue moon....BTW the Brazil Market next to the Wheaton Rescue Squad has gone out of business...

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                              Anyone heard of a online place called Amazon? it will be most likely cheaper & you won't even have to waste any gas driving around..it will arrive in your door step in 2 days free shipping with prime membership.

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