Thursday, June 19, 2008

Apfel Addiction

Germans love their juices, and Munich is no exception. Germany is the world leader in juice consumption (followed by a distant Austria and the US), taking in nearly half of the juice consumption of the entire EU. The undisputed popularity champ, as this photo indicates, apple juice of course. The average Germany drinks 40 litres of juice per year. I don’t have an accompanying number for beer consumption, which likely is much higher, but you can often find fruit drinks at coffee stands and bars. So be sure to juice up before you go.


smudgeon said...

When my fiance & I visited her uncle in Berlin last year, he offered us a choice of drinks...apfelsaft - mit, oder ohne gas!

(apologies for my rubbish German & spelling)

USelaine said...

Wow! I never would have guessed that. They must not have many diabetics, because even vitamin filled juice is a sugar jolt to the bloodstream.