Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Archives Thru July 2001: Old Topics Archived Thru Sep 2000:ATTENTION TO ALL WHO HAVE SIPPED LA BLEUE.
By tabreaux on Monday, June 12, 2000 - 03:32 pm: Edit

Original, top label absinthes contained at least 30mg/kg thujone, and probably closer to double that number (if not triple). This is neither spectacular nor unreasonable. It just seems so in light of current commercial products.

By Mr. Wormwood on Monday, June 12, 2000 - 08:22 am: Edit

I don't think Ebay existed in the Belle Epoch.

By adudinsk on Sunday, June 11, 2000 - 10:09 am: Edit

Bell Epoche stuff? You mean the French stuff that they are bringing in? The Swiss look-a-like absinthe? Well I would be very tempted to avoid this product. Claims of 90mg/l and then 60mg/l of thujone sound like a rouse! Well.. what is it?? How much is too much... never heard of ANY absinthe EVER produced over 30mg/l!! As well how can they know what it is, when they never have received ANY yet!!

I would never waste my money on somebody who was banned on E-bay for unethical practises, and who makes apparently unsubstantiated claims about a product that no persons have seen yet.... Be careful people!!! Has this person EVER shipped from abroad? Do they realize the HIGH % of lost/smasshed bottles?! Or are they just taking your money.. and hoping everything will be ok??

I would rather rely on somebody who just sells what she knows: absinthe, not spoons, glasses and every other item she can find, someone who is clear and honest in every way, and sells the most fantastic absinthe I can imagine. I have tried them all, Diva, Mari, Le Bleue,... and many more.. At the prices charged to smuggle you in strange absinthe... I would only trust persons with a proven track record.

Currently I purchase from Betina Elx. and have had 100% success with all my packages.. Living in Canada.. I am impressed!! I have NO financial or other ties to Betina.. just am a VERY happy customer, who loves his absinthe!


By pauloconte on Saturday, June 10, 2000 - 04:09 pm: Edit

ok. Then somebody has to try the belle epoch
stuff, measure it against the Betina Bleue, and
then we'll know. Who's rich and wants to get
tanked? For the good of science, of course. As for
me, I'm still a sucker for Tuscon...

By tabreaux on Saturday, June 10, 2000 - 08:17 am: Edit

The samples of La Bleue I have had were all relatively simple, smooth, and balanced. As far as the price goes, considering that someone has taken all of the hassles and risks for you, I suppose that it is more or less reasonable, given the alternative (which doesn't exist). It seems expensive, but I don't think there is as much markup in this as a person might believe. After all, can you imagine the headache required to get bottles of bootlegged Kentucky Bourbon to Switzerland?

By archangel on Saturday, June 10, 2000 - 01:30 am: Edit

Besides... wasn't the guy from Belle Epoch banned
from E-bay?

By archangel on Saturday, June 10, 2000 - 12:30 am: Edit

Do not feel abused! You get what you pay
for....I've had the Swiss La Bleue from Betina and
have always received a superior product than any
other I've tasted! She has excellent shipping
procedures to insure safe arrival and it's the
"Real Deal".
I've been taken by imposters before and now
will ONLY work with Betina for she is the Empress
of Elixirs.
Check Betina's references before ordering
anything. Pay close attention to the amounts of
her's and thier ingredients and most of all Check
THIER References... That should be enough to
convince the firmest nonbeliever. Can I hear Amen!
Basically do the math and remember.... You Get
What You Pay For!
Vibes of Righousness and Good Luck!


By Howard on Friday, June 09, 2000 - 11:15 pm: Edit

A recent post stated the price of la Bleue within
Switzerland (when you can find it) to be 30 US
dollars a litre. My question to all who have tried
la Bleue is this: why is it so expensive here? is
it worth it, with that kind of markup?

Even with the shipping costs added, it seems a
tad high, i mean nothing is too high if people buy
it i suppose, but-

and also why is there such a price difference
between the 2 Bleues, Bettina's and Belle
Epoch's??? Anyone out there who has tried both?

I ask anyone who has tried either La bleues to
weigh in on this one, i am thinking of buying,
want to be fair, don't want to feel abused........

ps great forum kallista!

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