Aquarius - アクエリアス

Aquarius - アクエリアス

AquariusSportsDrink

Aquarius is a sports/electrolyte drink and tastes like the white cherry Powerade. This is good if your working out or playing sports, even good if your walking around all day and need to refuel.

Price : ¥140 ($1.62 CAD)

Aloe & white Grape - アロエ&ホワイトグレープ

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Aloe & white Grape - アロエ&ホワイトグレープ

An American guy I met here named Joshua, who is now one of my really good friends, is obsessed with this drink and I always see him drinking it. So one day I decided to give it a shot as well and got it.

Price : ¥110 ($1.267 CAD)

Man was Josh right! As soon as I took a sip I felt a rush of refreshment.  The white grape has a very distinct taste. You know how grapes taste amazing but grape flavoured products taste gross, almost like medicine? Well this tastes exactly like white grapes (which are actually green) in liquid form. This is the taste all grape flavoured product should taste like. For example this in popsicle form would be the best. The aloe chunks were a bonus that dded to the refreshing feel.Would definitely buy this again.

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Qoo Wa - オレンジゼリードリンク

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Qoo Wa - オレンジゼリードリンク

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So I finally went grocery shipping for the first time in Japan. Was a HUGE fail but you will find out about that in the "Grocery Shopping in Japan" video coming up soon. Anyways I bought all these breakfast items likes eggs and toast etc. At the check out I spotted a bunch of these Qoo drinks in various flavours and decided to grab the orange one so I could drink it with breakfast the next day. Also look at the little animal at the front drinking some Qoo. So cute. Everything here is made to be cute.... everything.

~ Cant remember the price but it can not be more than a ¥100 ($1.15 CAD).

This was probably the weirdest drink thus far. I opened up the top and tried to drink and a bunch of jello came out. I was no expecting that at all. After the initial jello was gone it was liquidy and it tasted like really watered down orange juice but then chunks of orange jello just kept appearing!. I think what happened is, is that this is a fully jelly/apple sauce kind of drink but it melted or something on my way home, I honestly don't know. I don't dislike or like this, it was just plain weird.

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Minute Maid (Lemon Honey Drink) - ミニッツメイド

Minute Maid (Lemon Honey Drink) - ミニッツメイド

I was very very sick, and I woke up around 6 am and my throat was just killing me. So I came downstairs to the vending machine (my abode in difficult times) to see if they had any sort of lemon type drink that could help. I saw this and thought it was orange juice. I asked Otoosan (the seminar house father) what it was and it was actually  lemon drink with honey and vitamins plus it was a hot one. Score!

Price: ¥ 120 ($1.38 CAD)

This drink is perfect for when you are sick or have a soar throat. It has a taste that reminds you of halls or lemon flavoured strepsils but the main taste and consistency is that of tea. That hint of honey really kicks in and for me made my throat feel so nice. I have bought this a lot and would recommend it. Especially since it is winter time here and a bit chilly in the morning, I grab one before biking to school.

Coffe Drinks - コーヒー

Coffe Drinks - コーヒー

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Decided to put these 3 together since they taste really similar. Here are the drinks:

1) Boss "To Melt" Cafe Au laitカフェオレイト : 

Price: ¥110. You can buy this bad boy in hot or cold depending on your preference.  The tagline is bit weird because roughly it translates to " I can make you melt" even though it's cold coffee. Anyways it tastes exactly like any Starbucks Cold Coffee with about ... 5 more spoons of sugar! It was amazing to say the least.

2 ) Georgia Cafe Au Lait - カフェオレコーヒービバレッジ

Price: ¥110 ($1.267 CAD).  Got this hot. Exactly the same flavour as the BOSS drink. Maybey even more sugary, if that's possible.

3) Georgia The Premium プレミア -  砂糖/コク

Price: ¥120 ($1.38 CAD). This was just straight black coffee with a bunch of sugar. It was really warm as well and actually the can burned my hand a little. The kanji  and Katakana on the side are as follows : 砂糖 = Fine Sugar   コク= richness  - so basically it claims to have the best quality fine, micro sugar. I don't know how true that is but Japanese coffee drinks definitely have way more sugar than back home. I didn't like this one too much, was very strong.

Royal Milk Tea - チェストナッツクリーム

Royal Milk Tea - チェストナッツクリーム

Royal Milk Tea - Chestnut Cream

So before I was just trying to get whatever drink looked good and that I could somewhat understand, but becasue I made this page to review the drinks I am forced to try a new drink everyday. That's why I chose this beauty, it looks and seems harmless, so I am trying to pick off the easy ones first. Hopefully I will have tried all the drinks in at least the Seminar House machines. This was a tiny bottle as well but a fat one and it came out super hot, which was weird since it is in a plastic bottle. Let's see how it is:

Price : 120 ($1.394 CAD)

When I saw the colour reminded me of our homemade chai, abut when i took a sip it tasted like really bad chai that a beginner chai maker would make. You know like really watery, but then again all of a sudden that weird flavour burst came as well. It was really good, and I thought it was orange. actaually i was sure it was orange, but google transalte saif it was chestnut cream lol.  Aliterally google translate said the flavour was" Birth By cream chestnut" so a bit weird. Would buy again! 

Georgia Emerald Mountain Blend - エメラルドマウンテンブレンド - コーヒー

Georgia Emerald Mountain Blend - エメラルドマウンテンブレンド - コーヒー

Georgia Emerald Mountain Blend - Coffee

The can was fairly small ( like one of those tiny coca cola cans) and I really like the shade of blue on the can so decided to try this. It's just normal coffee with either milk or cream not sure. Let's get into it:

Price : 110 ($1.278 CAD)

When i first grabbed the can it was super hot which startled me because I wasn't expecting that. It was pretty cool though, and like I mentioned in another post, Japan doesn't waste any electricity to heat these products. They reuse the energy used for cooling the drinks to heat the hot ones. It tasted a lot like a double double. But the sensation from drinking hot coffee out of a can was really odd but satisfying, like most things in Japan. 

Georgia    贅沢  新鮮なクリーム   カフェオレ

Georgia 贅沢 新鮮なクリーム カフェオレ

Georgia Luxury - Fresh Cream - Cafe Au lait 

So obviously I have no idea what this says or what the ingredients are. A quick google image translate search told me that the title was fresh cream coffee with milk (can't be fresh it is in a vending machine but anyways. Looks really interesting and actually my friend just bought it and said it was amazing. OK lets do this:

Price : 110 ($1.278 CAD)

When you first take a sip of this it tastes like you just drank really cold water, but then 2 seconds after this rush of creamy, sugary, coffee flavor floods your mouth. In most of the drinks I have tried so far, that is the trend: A really watery type taste then a rush of very peculiar flavor, which makes you want to drink more.

This is drink was really good and would definitely buy it again. This one came out cold and tasted like a sweeter more milky version of cold coffee back home. Smelled like spoiled milk though......