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"These are the days, marching t'ward us with vengeance in their eyes.

These are the days, racing toward us with blood on their teeth and
lips."

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Calpis

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Unohana (The Japanese shop in Golders Green) was out of my usual
Lipovitan drink so I decided to push the boat out and spend £1.50 on a
can of Calpis. Partly because it has a nice can, partly because it
said "pure and refresh" on it which I thought was cute, but mostly
because it's one of the few Japanese drinks in there THAT DOESN'T HAVE
SOMETHING FLOATING OR GROWING IN IT.

It opened with a rather baleful pop. That should have been my first warning. This was the kind of damp fizz you get when you open up that Tupperware container that's been sat at the back of the fridge since Christmas rather than that healthy "KiFzzzzzzzzzzzzz" of an ice cold Coca Cola.

It smelled like aspirin.
It looked like aspirin.
Unfortunately it didn't taste like aspirin.

Even though the can was ice cold the drink had managed to stay resolutely luke warm. It was simultaneously salty and sweet in a combination that should not ever appear in a drink form, well, certainly not any drink that may be accidentally purchased by a heterosexual man.

It was only when I was half way through drinking it that I noticed that the main ingredient was SKIMMED MILK.I was drinking carbonated milk.
I can feel it in my stomach even now.
15th Jun 2005, 14:03  

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alexis says:

it's called calpis.
didn't you have anyone with you to go "it sounds like cow-piss, it can't be good"?
I actually know some folks that like it...

15th Jun 2005, 14:13

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