Last week on twitter reports of chocolate beer circulated in Japanese but I didn’t hear anything in English. I was hoping for more info. I hate beer and probably wouldn’t drink it but it might be a good joke present for the hubby. I was hoping to find it and luckily I did. Won’t be able to review it but I will post the hubby’s review.
The second drink I found was Chocolate Sparkling – a type of soda pop I presume. I will try it once it has chilled but I wanted post it right away because it is so intriguing. I found it at my local supermarket for 99yen.
I stopped by the supermarket on the way home and saw something new. Pepsi Azuki. If you are unsure of what azuki is check out wikipedia’s description here. Beans, yes, beans. I had to try it of course and will probably send a bottle home for my sister to sample.
I poured some in a mini wine glass that I assume was meant for wine tastings and it looked beautiful.
I was slightly disappointed that it didn’t taste like azuki until I remembered that I don’t want to drink pepsi that actually tastes like beans. It tastes a lot like pepsi but with a wee bit of an flavor (sweet bean paste often made with azuki beans) which is much better because at least it is sweet. I remember pepsi shiso and it actually tasted like shiso (perilla).
Overall I would say that it is not beany enough to be gross and it is worth trying. make sure you drink it from a pretty glass and take advantage of the color.