Thursday, June 23, 2005
Many Tropical Flavors
One of the neat things about Japan is the variety of drinks. If you look at the picks of vending machines I have posted, you can see there are teas, coffees, juices, energy drinks, sodas, and a variety of flavors for each!
Above is something new that Coke sprung on us. Pineapple flavored soda! But the interesting flavors don't end there.
Want a drink? Hard choices when vending machines offer such variety.
miriad of treats
Next is a funny drink made by Sapporo (Cokes competition) and it is Melon Cream Soda. It taste like real melons too, which make for a weird sensation when all the fiz hits the tongue.
Melon Cream Soda
In the future I will update the different flavored drinks on this site, as they seem to be one of the most fascinating things one can enjoy while going to new and exciting places, especially foreign cultures.
Notice my 76 lubricants oil cap. I thought it was hillarious to have a cap that had the word "lubricants" written on it. Maybe that's just me though.
Aquarius (the big blue bottle) by Coke is my favorite sports drink in Japan. They just came out with Active Diet Aquarius which actually burns calories when you drink it. It's some kind of new active diet drink which works when you work. I don't know the exact science behind it, but it's sweet with a horrible bitter/dry aftertaste, however, it actually quenches the thirst. I'll get a pick of this strange drink up soon.
Another classic Japanese drink I like just so happens to make English speaking people laugh when they hear it for the first time. It's called Karupisu, which if you sound it out in the Japanese it sounds like you're saying "cow piss" in English (again I'll get a pic up soon). It's still hard not to break into a warm embarrassed grin when you get asked if you'd like to try a cup of "cow piss." But the drink is enjoyably good, so don't let the name fool you!