Food & Drink (183)
A natural high
TICE, the Austrian “high spirits” drink, contains special amino acids that support the body’s production of joy hormones. The ingredients L-tryptophan and L-tyrosine are supposed to activate your good mood. Pharmacies provide this drink in mint and lemon flavours.
Why it matters
The growth of the functional water category with benefits from anti-cellulite to skin cleansing is continuing unabated. However, the energy drinks market - which has mental rather than physical effects - has come under pressure for its artificial stimulating ingredients. Is TICE part of a backlash which raises the importance of more natural highs even from your water?
Coca-Cola Light Portugal and Experimenta Design – an international biennale arts event dedicated to design – launched an original initiative ‘Gosta de Ti’ (Love Yourself). In this project both brands invited people to exchange their old and ugliest ‘junk’ for a special limited edition can of diet coke. The objects gathered were then modified and re-purposed by Portuguese designers, then shown in different Experimenta exhibitions.
Beer Map is an e-map of Moscow that shows the distribution of beer brands across the city.