Saturday, March 6, 2010

Calpis カルピス Ice

Calpis is a nostalgic Japanese beverage, first marketed in the early 1900's, with a cloudy white color and a light tangy taste comparable to unflavored yogurt with a milky after-bite. It comes in many varieties including mango, strawberry and lychee; the carbonated variety is known as Calpis Soda and the pre-mixed version is Calpis Water. Calpis is readily available all over Japan and the flavor has been added to soft candy and my newest discovery Calpis Ice which is essentially a popsicle with a light shave ice like flavor. For those who have not yet tried it Calpis makes a great mixer for cocktails and is available in the states as Calpico.

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