Translation: Pure Live, Dude!
That about sums up the holidays for the FanceeJuice team. Great food, great friends, awesome famililes, and no worries. It truly was pure life. Well… besides my hard drive crashing, and my ProVari going for a swim Had either of those things occured during my normal day to day routine, I would have turned green and gone Hulk mode on anyone in my path on my race to the apple store. In Costa Rica, it was just ‘meh’. Have a few rums and move on. Life there is kind of like the Daniel Tosh joke: “Have you ever seen someone look angry while riding a jet ski? No, It’s impossible!” It would have taken quite a bit of effort to ignore the natural beauty and good vibes to stress over those minor inconveniences. Plus, when you’re confined to Vision Spinner batteries (always have backups!!), you start to appreciate your (possibly) superflous $200 mod quite a bit more!
We were fortunate enough to have a little bit of knowledge of what to expect, but going there with a completely open mind was imperative to gaining insights during our stay. Quite a few of the Americans we did run into seemed stuck on making comparisons to life at home instead of just enjoying the country for what it was. There’s not a whole lot to be gained from comparing apples to oranges. Enjoy the orange because it’s an orange. Don’t look for all the ways it’s not like an apple.
To be able to spend 2 weeks in a completely foreign country was such a blessing. During that time, we welcomed a new sister to the family, and had the opportunity to be treated like family by people I had never met before. Once we moved off of the tourist track and became immersed in local culture, I was in disbelief at how amazing the country was. The food, the people and the general attitude of Santa Ana was almost surreal. I ate foods that I still dream about, and more of it at once than should ever be consumed in 2 or 3 sittings. There was more than one night where we thought a meal was dinner, only to find out that as soon as the plates were cleaned, there was another entire feast being pieced together. Chichirones, sausages, rices, carne of all types, beans, civiche, and so many other foods I’d never tried before quickly became favorites.
I know anyone reading this is probably more concerned about what flavor ideas we brought back with us than about all the food and Centenario consumed. It only took about a day and a half of watching waves crash to get back into ideation mode. A 10 minute walk in either direction from our first lodging point was packed with all sorts of exotic fruit trees. Many of which I’ve never seen in my life, and would probably cost an arm and a leg to find in the states. Orange limes, green oranges, yellow oranges, orange lemons… yes, it took a few days to stop associating colors with fruits.
We’ll be releasing somewhere in the range of 3-5 juices by the end of this month that are 100% Central American inspired. We’ve got quite a few variations currently steeping, so it all depends on how they turn out over the next couple weeks. I’d be lying if I said we’re not beyond excited to share these tastes with you. It’s pretty neat to think that even though many of you may never make it to Costa Rica, we can translate the flavors of an entire culture into a PG based liquid for you to vape in your living room. It’s a giant responsibility, but if you’ve tried any of our juices you’ll know that we won’t release it to the public until we expect SpinFuel.com to give it a 5 star rating.
We’ve also got a few other awesome surprises that will be getting unveiled over the next few months We’ve been working on a totally new juice method, along with some FanceeJuice custom drip tips that will go great with any mod. Also, keep an eye out for another post next week with a few new updates to our shipping costs, as well as our Juice Boxes!
Since it’s Friday, and you would love to be anywhere except work right now, here’s a few pictures to keep you away from that stack of papers sitting on your desk