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May 9, 2012 02:33 PM


I have a question about the drink Moxie. How available is it in the state of Maine? Does a person have to seek it out, or can it be found in every convience store, grocery and Wal Mart like Coke or Pepsi? I've heard about this drink for years, (I think from Road Food) and I want to try it.

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    1. As noted pretty much everywhere. My recommnendation:
      Get a glass full of ice and pour the Moxie in. Let it cool off.Drink it SLOWLY. This is where it shines. I've had people who've tried it straight out of the can/bottle and hate it, then they drink it this way and they come to appreciate the unique flavor.

      1. Available at most corner stores. It is so bad that it's good. I hated it for years and drank it til I liked it. Now I love it.

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        1. re: grittys457

          At one time they sold "New Moxie" which didn't taste anything like the original. In fact it was even palatable. I remember my grandparents drinking Moxie and chewing on Grandmother's molassas cookies (which were no great shakes, either.) Even so, I used to enjoy visiting them.

          1. re: otisman

            If you haven't tried it in awhile, you should give it another shot...exactly like maxevan proposes. My dad drank it all the time when I was a kid and I hated it....then I tried it again a couple years ago and I loved it. It's hard to explain but it almost has a certain creaminess to it...the perfect accompaniment for my meal of red hot dogs, beans, potato salad, and whoopie pie...

            1. re: MidCoastMaineiac

              I really like it, though it is an acquired taste as it's bitter. I tastes similar to Italian Chinotto.

          2. re: grittys457

            I try a Moxie about every five years just to see if it's as bad as I remember. It never fails.

            1. re: Clams047

              Opposite effect on me. Hated it as a kid, love it now. Though, I suppose the same could be said about many things...

              1. re: Clams047

                I'm with clams on this one. I don't like soda in general and I hate Moxie in particular. I write this while wearing a Moxie t-shirt. Nice t-shirt. Bad drink.

                1. re: bobbert

                  Strange, I hate the t-shirts, love the drink. Different strokes I suppose...

                  1. re: MidCoastMaineiac

                    I just took a good look at the t-shirt in the mirror and I have changed my mind. The shirt is pretty much as bad as the drink. Now I have to change my clothes. Thanks:)
                    To think Moxie was once bigger than Coke...

                    1. re: bobbert

                      To think homemade hamburgers once outsold McDonalds...

            2. I've progressed to the point where I drink Diet Moxie and wish it was bitterer

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              1. re: cringle22

                I tried Moxie about two hours after I landed in Bangor. I found it at a Circle K on Odlin Rd. I told the cashier that I've heard about this stuff for years and I've always wanted to try it. she made a weird face at me and said it's an acquired taste.

                I liked. it was like a Dr Pepper with a molasses like tone. I took Maxivan's advice and sipped with ice in a motel plastic cup. Actually to me it doesn't taste that different warm or cold. They don't seem to have them in any vending machines though.

                1. re: syrup09

                  Glad you tried it.
                  . My best Moxie experience is to go to Flo's and get two of the" special"hot dogs, chips and a Moxie. Now if only Fore Street would have it on the menu.....

                  1. re: maxevan

                    I second what maxevan said. They just kinda go together....