The Top Ten Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks

6) Black Vinegar Juice Bar: dispenses acid trips

After chugging down a pint of Mother's Milk, head on down to your local Black Vinegar Juice bar to give it a good curdling. Black vinegar is noted for its health benefits; the trouble has always been making it drinkable.

Mixing it into bizarre soft drinks with soy milk, blood orange juice or blueberry juice is supposed to solve that problem, but we remain skeptical. At least you can splash some on the salad (via Plastic Bamboo).

5) Speaking of which, consider Water Salad... for what, we're not sure...

The creative types at Coca-Cola (yes, THAT Coca-Cola) who devised Water Salad are probably still shell-shocked from the New Coke and C2 soft drink fiascos and wouldn't risk another..or would they?

Water Salad is... well... salad-flavored water. You know, the stuff you get after centrifuging your rinsed romaine in the salad spinner. Funny, we pour it down the drain here; in Japan they can it and put it up for sale in a varied selection of flavors. Not laughing now, are you, smart guy?? (via Trendhunter)


4) Diet Water: all the taste and none of the calories of regular water. Huh?


And now, from the "selling ice to the Eskimos" department, we bring you Diet Water: the soft drink for the soft headed. "None of that rich, fattening Perrier for me, I'm serious about shedding pounds!" Not to mention shedding money. "Diet Water of the rich and famous"? We're not sure what the appeal of Diet Water is... maybe it has negative calories.

Jul 30, 2007
by stephanie (not verified)

are you sure the world

are you sure the world doesn't revolve around the american market?

Aug 18, 2007
by esvl (not verified)

Cool article

Japanese are strange people

Aug 21, 2007
by Gakokujin (not verified)

Did you miss "Pocari Sweat",

Did you miss "Pocari Sweat", or did it just not make the list?

It's actually quite drinkable -honest.

Dec 10, 2007
by Jam (not verified)

haha great list :) Calpis

haha great list :) Calpis tastes good and along the line Pepsi Cucumber, there's also been wasabi and curry flavored sodas too :P

Jan 23, 2008
by cashibean (not verified)

it is creative

I think some of them are quite creative! I still remember I had a chocolate cigarette when I was young, why not the pespi beer? lol

Jan 24, 2008
by Curtis (not verified)

Wow. I could never live

Wow. I could never live there. Or at least never drink that...

Mar 9, 2008
by Anonymous


what is wrong about kids-beer?...I mean malt beer isn't much different, and kids all over the world are drinking it...

Mar 31, 2008
by Anonymous

I couldn't agree more.

I couldn't agree more. Thanks for saying it.

Apr 17, 2008
by Anonymous


:p :D i want pocky-flaverd drink would that be bizzare ? i dont think so :]
but who knows ?
is it real ?
anime drink maybe ?
is there one of what i said :]
idk D:

Apr 17, 2008
by Anonymous

licking face

:p :b << the face that pervs use for "THE MILK" lol im so dumb

(:p) (:b)

Apr 17, 2008
by Anonymous

Japanese drinks

So cool! I love Japanese drinks! Water Salad... I wonder if it tastes good? Some of my favourites are Calpis soda and Pocari Sweat. I love most drinks LOL.

Apr 22, 2008
by Anonymous

Dear asshat

Wow, take a fucking pill. The joke is that their names ARE English based and thusly funny. I suggest your take your own advice and "grow a brain", your feeble semi-elitest wannabee intellectual attack fails. Just like I wish your dad's condom did not.

Jul 2, 2008
by Anonymous

on a different tack

ahem, any one know where i can find someone who will teach me japanese words for geological and historical features?

Aug 3, 2008
by Anonymous

none of these taste bad.

none of these taste bad. Though depresso coffee is the funniest.

Pocari sweat? Please. It doesn' tnot deserve to be on the list of 'weird' drinks because it's just a sweetened water. Maybe look into some rice drinks in Korea instead.

Aug 3, 2008
by Anonymous

oh, and you're reading many

oh, and you're reading many of these wrong. the pronounciation is different. thx gg ftw

Aug 10, 2008
by Anonymous

The breast-milk one is a fake

The breast-milk one is a fake, I did a search for it and I could only find it on Chinese sites where you could download the whole package to build your own, when you think about it it would be quite stupid and difficult to produce.

Aug 12, 2008
by Anonymous


Don't do it! or just take a cucumber and puree it with 3 parts cucumber juice and 1 part pepsi and it'll be the almost the same. We had to try it and we all agreed it was not a good experience.

Aug 23, 2008
by Anonymous

you phool

hi my friend your are very phool

Sep 16, 2008
by Anonymous

who cares

cuz i dont

Oct 23, 2008
by Anonymous


lol coolpis

Nov 21, 2008
by Anonymous

people are funny.

lol some people who comment here dont have a sence of humor, if its not funny or your just coming to critisize, then WHAT was the point in coming to this page? lol silly peoples yu make me laugh <3

but funny stuff, im one of those 'daring adventurers' that would try all of them ^^ with hesitation of cause but i would do my best Lol

Nov 25, 2008
by Anonymous


All these things taste really good!!
I was on a vacation in japan and tried all of them- except the mothers milk...could´nt find that.
I suggest to try the calpis- it´s really yummy
and the korean coolpis even is selled at a store where i live.
Only the salad water is a bit disapointing. it´s just like water.

Nov 29, 2008
by Anonymous

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

If you watched Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the travel channel this seems nothing in comparison. However, I was born in Japan so I can understand how they come up with some of the stuff

Dec 4, 2008
by Anonymous


this is weird and cool

Feb 1, 2009
by Anonymous


umm.............. who in the world would even consider even making kids beer im also suprised that their parents would approve of them drinking this its like offering akid to be an acholoc when they get older

Feb 23, 2009
by Anonymous

Black Boss

Black Boss is only desegregated. There's caffeine in it, thankfully.