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Jan 2, 2009 01:38 PM

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

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

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    1. re: Steve

      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.

      1. re: benbdc

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

        1. re: Steve

          I tried but the owner just said no.

    2. 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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        1. re: benbdc

          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.

        2. re: Beto_pan

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

          1. 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.

            1. 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.