I tried “Spicy Tomato” drink from Glico! (Review) : グリコの「スパイシートマト」ドリンクを飲んでみた!

After seeing it in the combini for a while, I couldn’t resist my curiosity and finally decided to buy this “spicy tomato” drink. Just because….the adjective “spicy” is never used to describe “tomato” =_=

Also, the package says “Hot chili flavor”…the spiciness that will become your habit (kuse ni naru). So I was wondering how would this weird flavor will make me feel addictive. Although inside my heart I kinda knew that this product concept is never gonna be a good idea, I bought it anyway so that I won’t have to keep wondering in the future. haha

It contains 45 kcal and the ingredients are mainly just tomato puree and a bit of chili. From its website (which you can access by clicking the photo), this product is targeting 20-40 year-old men. I see no scenario whatsoever that a young man with amazing appetite would even consider buying weird tomato juice for himself. serious…

Okay, so I was really excited when I was punching through the carton with my straw. Took the first sip with hope! Then…fell flat.
WHAT IS THIS FLAVOR??? TOT I first tasted just normal tomato juice but then the chili kicked in in the end. For me, this chili taste is something that SHOULD NOT be there. It interferes with the next sip, making you slow down and wonder if it’s a good idea to add more spice on your tongue while eating raw tomato.

Seriously, don’t waste your money on this. You can go to your kitchen, cut your tomato and sprinkle it with cayenne pepper. It will taste the same.

New flavors from Kikkoman Kibun Soymilk!! 紀文 豆乳飲料に「健康コーラ」味が登場 -“爽快な喉ごし”

New flavors from Kikkoman Kibun Soymilk!! 紀文 豆乳飲料に「健康コーラ」味が登場 -“爽快な喉ごし”

Most of you guys who frequent convenience stores might have seen the soy milk series by this brand before, right? Kikkoman owns this brand called Kibun, whose one of the popular products is soy milk. In a year, they keep releasing different flavors that correspond to the particular season or what is eaten in a particular national occasion. This year, on MARCH 3rd, it is scheduled to release 2 new flavors!

First is the Pear soy milk. Refreshing, sweet, and aromatic, it might be a good way to prepare yourself into the coming spring-summer. With 126 kcal per unit (200 ml), the Pear soy milk also includes 3.6 grams of fiber!, to be sold at 98 yen at retail price.

Second flavor, which I found very interesting, is the “healthy cola”. See? the name seems to be contradicting in itself! How can a cola be healthy? (If it’s not Coke zero lol). The idea is that cola gives a sense of freshness suitable for summer. You can grab this relaxing carton once coming out from Ofuro or finishing a soccer game. One unit (200ml) is ONLY 46 KCAL!!!! PLUS an impressive amount of fiber of 6.2 grams!!!! Keep an eye on this product once launched in March for 98 yen because it will only be around until September!! What???? Why low-cal products are so short-lived on the shelf. T__T

Let’s give it a try, shall we?? 😉