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Karma Drinks Cola: From New Zealand-based Karma Drinks, this Karma Cola is probably the best version of cola I've had. It has a much more robust flavor than your typical bottled cola due to its use of organic spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and vanilla, and has a distinct citrus aftertaste. I purchased it in the UK and heard it was quite popular there – I wish it were readily available in the US because it is really fantastic. 4.5/5.0

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Bibble and Sip BBB Black Sesame Bun: I love pineapple buns, and this was an inventive reimagining of the classic pastry flavored with black sesame. The "pineapple" crust was less thick and crispy than traditional buns, giving it a more consistent but pleasant texture. Inside, the bread was black and contained a mixture of egg custard and black sesame filling. The bread itself was lightly sweetened, with most of the sweetness coming through in the egg custard filling which reminded me of salted egg yolk. It's all topped with a ... (read more) 3.5/5.0

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Chi Forest White Peach Sparkling Water: This was the third flavor of Chi Forest drinks I was able to try, which are zero calorie and zero sugar drinks. The white peach flavor is especially refreshing in the summer heat, though it does have a sort of candy peach flavor to it. 3.0/5.0

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Chi Forest Grape Delight Sparkling Water: Grape soda was one of my favorite flavors growing up, and I found this fizzy grape drink to be a less guilt-inducing alternative. It's refreshing and lightly carbonated, without any calories or sugar. Like other Chi Forest drinks, it's completely clear and looks like sparkling water, but has a concentrated fruit flavor. 3.5/5.0

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Chi Forest Lychee Fizzy Sparkling Water: This zero sugar, zero calorie drink is sweetened with sucralose, so it still tastes sweet despite not having sugar. The lychee fizzy was my favorite as it's a less common flavor typically found in grocery stores but still captures the spirit of the asian fruit. It reminds me of a less intense version of lychee jelly cups I had as a kid. A good option for people looking for fizzy, fruity 0 calorie drink. 3.5/5.0

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BKH Singapore Style Beef Jerky: BKH is a family-owned beef jerky shop in Vancouver, with over 30 years experience grilling beef and pork jerky fresh every day. The jerky comes in vacuum sealed bags and is meant to be consumed within a week after opening. I went for the beef jerky, which has a sticky, sweet glaze and deep smoky flavor – it's definitely the type of jerky where you need to wash your hands after eating. I found the beef a little tough (not so much chewy), and I expected the beef to be more thickly cut. Per... (read more) 3.0/5.0

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