Why did I just find this “Caspian sea” yogurt!?

This amazing “Caspian sea” yogurt has been sitting in supermarkets for years. I have seen it but never ever picked it up. And now I feel guilty. Only until a couple of days ago I ran out of yogurt and somehow decided to buy this home. The next morning the Aha moment happened to me when I dipped a spoon in the tub and lifted it. The waterfall of rich and creamy yogurt stretched from my spoon into the bowl. Never seen anything like it. Not as concentrated as the greek yogurt, but very stretchy and creamy like glue. (okay that is just to give you a mental picture)

There are 2 brands of caspian sea yogurt I spotted and tried recently:

1. Glico’s non-fat caspian sea yogurt (left)

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This “Caspian sea” yogurt is so dense, so creamy, so soft, and yet so low in calories! Per 100 grams, it contains only 40 kcal with 0 g. of fat. Unlike other “non-fat” yogurt, it doesn’t contain sugar either! WIth equal proportion of carbs and protein (about 5 g. each) it is actually an ideal yogurt to support the morning routine. Again, normal non-fat yogurt needs a lot of added sugar to compensate for the lack of fat, hence making it high in carbs and is unnaturally sweet – almost to the point of too sweet for some of the brands. This added sugar also liquefies the yogurt, making the texture very watery. When poured out of the tub, you can observe water coming out first.

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2. Fujikko’s Mochiri (right)

This is smaller in size and has some sugar added. One serving is about 100 kcal, 10 g. carbs, 5.5 g. of protein, and 4.5 g. of fat. This is SUPER DENSE AND CREAMY AND CONCENTRATED. YOU NEED TO TRY THIS. Period. No more I could say. It’s so good and satisfying. If you’re hungry in the middle of the day or have a late night working day. Go to any convenience store and grab this little magic in your hand. Your tongue and stomach will love you for doing so. It has 1/3 calories of normal cream cheese, and is suggested as the alternative thereof to spread on a baguette. As dense as greek yogurt, but the texture in your mouth would be different.

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If you spot these fancy blue tubs of yogurt in any supermarket, just be brave and give them a try!! I think they will be really good for baking as well! Indulge people!

A little bit more about Caspian sea yogurt itself, you can read more here: What is Caspian sea yogurt?

A short excerpt from that website: 

Caspian Sea Yogurt is different from regular yogurt in its viscous texture and mellow taste. The viscous component EPS is produced by Cremoris FC. which is found to have many health benefits:

  • Improve of constipation
  • Prevention of declining skin condition by stress and other skin disorder, like Atopy
  • Increase the activity of cells related immune system in the body and prevent from disease
  • Suppression of cholesterol and its absorption

Dr.Yamori, Honnor professor of Kyoto University investigated the foods consumed in the Cocassas region, the birthplace of this Caspian sea yogurt. Among several yogurts, he found that Caspian sea yogurt might be the long kept secret of the people’s long longevity.

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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.