A great Japanese soft drink that has been gaining some buzz lately is Calpis. The drink actually comes concentrated and then it is to be mixed with water but the taste is something differently. The milky texture and taste almost resembles a type of vanilla flavored yogurt. It is a very unique style of soft drink but it is delicious nonetheless. The “soda” version of this Japanese drink is actually carbonated, or sparkling, water with a variety of flavors. It can come in shaved ice and is also used as a mixer for many popular cocktails and mix alcoholic beverages.
Calpis first hit the markets in 1919 and gained most of its popularity because it was good without refrigeration. This was the pre wartime in the Japanese regions. The drink mainly comes in a large variety of fruit flavors. You can choose from strawberry, grape, pineapple, mango, matcha, guava, oranges, melons, peaches and many more. If you are watching your intakes there are even lower calorie versions and varieties with calcium. The company also manufactures butter and vinegar among other household oils and beverages.
Any type of Calpis drink you get will come in a tall and slender plastic or glass bottle and run you anywhere from $5 to $15. These beverages are often hard to find in other countries in the world so the beverage is highly popular due to its internet sales. Then consumers from all over can enjoy this soft drink without having to travel the world to do so. The name of the drink comes from combining the world calcium and sapris meaning, butter. Don’t worry though because the drink is much more delicious than the thought of drinking butter. The internet is full of information on the Calpis Company and all their products so take the time to check them out.