(Note: I have no affiliation with Vimto.) Ah, refreshing! Vimto is a red, fruity, sparkling non-alcoholic beverage, available at Middle Eastern or Mediterranean stores like Samirami's in the Mission and Aladdin in Foster City. Vimto comes in a 12 ounce can and has 192 calories. It was first produced in Manchester, England in 1908 and has a secret formula, according to the can.
Drinking it feels healthier than drinking a cola or other soda, probably because it has a fruity, herby taste that isn't cloying in its sweetness. Warning, it does still have some evil high fructose corn syrup as a number two ingredient.
Drink Vimto to feel worldly, festive, or for cooling down on a hot day. It makes a great dessert after a hummus/falafel combo plate. Try mixing Vimto with vodka or other spirits, or as a great base to a holiday punch. Be sure to pour it in a see through glass, so you can enjoy the berry-riffic red color.