Saturday, February 18, 2006

Two videos with a taste of El Salvador

Two videos which recently appeared on the web offer a taste of El Salvador. Each is different, both are distinctly Salvadoran.

The blogger Soy Salvadoreño has a tribute to Kolashanpan, the soda bottled in El Salvador from a uniquely Salvadoran recipe. The soda was just released in aluminum cans, and the video from the advertising campaign has the old jingle for the "gaseosa." Soy Salvadoreño points out that Kolashanpan is a popular product in the nostalgia market for Salvadorans in the US wanting a unique taste from home.

On a different note, La Prensa Grafica has placed on its web site a video montage of images reflecting the news from 2005 in El Salvador. Unfortunately it was a year of news dominated by natural disasters and violence.

(Both videos require Windows Media Player to play which you can download here).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting fact...Kolachampán tastes exactly like a soda that I used to drink when I was living in Colombia called La Colombiana. Good stuff!