Boza is a strange fermented wheat drink that you can find in almost every grocery store. Very often you can also find it in Bantitsa shops. I tried it once in August. I didn’t love it. Actually I thought: holy smokes, people actually drink this stuff!?!
But my cousin is here visiting me and I am trying to give her a Bulgarian experience so I bought a bottle of it. Thus far, we’ve had shopska salad, shepard’s salad, kebapche and kyufte, bantitsa, street pizza, frech fries with sirene cheese, and snezanka salad. Today, I made her drink boza.
The thing about this drink is that it’s slightly fermented and made out of wheat. It’s not alcoholic but it is really, really thick. Texture-wise, it’s kind of like drinking a yogurt smoothy in the States. The flavor however is uncompareable.
What makes this drink kind of strange is the conistency, the flavor and the color. I guess the people could say the same thing about egg nog. But just to be clear this drink does not taste anything like egg nog. However, maybe a big spash of whisky would make the Boza more palitable.
The best part of this experience is this:
This is her Boza-Face. I couldn’t help but laughing and laughing. Lucky for me she’s a good sport and is up for trying anything. She didn’t finish her Boza but then again, neither did I. I have a hunch that she’s not going to take up Boza drinking.
After lunch, I did something I hate. I threw out the nearly full bottle. I bought the 1 liter bottle two days ago for .55 leva. This is next to nothing but I still hate not finishing things. Only I knew that I would never finish this bottle. Sorry Boza.