But producing this show, Fast Foods Gone Global for The Travel Channel, I also got to see a new side of Coca-Cola: it creates dozens of beverage brands that are tailored to, and woven into, the fabric of many diverse cultures. From the sweet citrus flavor of Inca Cola in Peru to my personal favorite, Stoney ginger beer in sub-Saharan Africa no matter where I travel our crew’s coolers are filled with the local Coca-Cola flavors. After a shoot in Namibia, we were so in love with Stoney, we brought home four dozen bottles in one of our equipment cases.
I encourage everyone to travel to as many places as they can around the planet, walk the streets, sample the local foods. drink the local favorite sodas from Coca-Cola, and smile! But if you can’t get there yourself just yet, watch Fast Foods Gone Global on The Travel Channel, Wednesday nights at 10 p.m., (9 central).
Patrick Weiland, Producer for Fast Foods Gone Global