Saturday, 16 August 2014

Question 22: What's your Favourite Drink?

Water instead of Alcohol
That people in Sweden appreciated water so much is not something I'd thought of. A third of the Swenglish participants in Sweden picked water as their favourite drink. Only four mentioned something alcoholic. But there were even less people, only three, who chose something alcoholic in England. Two people answered water.
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What struck me when I compared the answers was that people in England were more specific when they talked about their favourite drinks, not only coffee but coffee with honey or chai latte. That coffee was as popular as tea among the English participants was another surprise to me!
Green Tea
The idea of the project was that I should eat and drink the same stuff as the people I stayed with, but already after the first week, I missed green tea so much that I had to cheat and buy a box of jasmine tea. But during the project I also got a taste for hot (soya) chocolate, something I haven't had since I was little! 
Favorite drinks among people in England
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rooibos tea
chai latte
Earl Grey tea
Cappella juice
de-caf cappuccino
red wine
pint of Harveys
red wine
black coffee, occasionally with honey
coffee with milk
green tea
good quality water
water
tea with milk and one sugar
milk

Favorite drinks among people in Sweden
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water
water
green tea
folköl (week beer, 3,5%) and coffee
hot chocolate
water
äppelmust (a non-alcoholic apple drink similar to cider)
dry white wine
red wine
milk
water
red wine
elderberry squash
water
This study is by no means scientific, the answers are based on interviewing 15 people in England and 15 people in Sweden, aged 22-59. A majority are heterosexual women, but there are a few men and some LGBT people in the study as well. Look out for the next question: What's your attitude towards alcohol?

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