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January 24th, 2007 at 09:37 pm

There are some things in Japan that will never be popular in the US because of their name. There are a huge number of examples, but here is one from a recent trip to the store:

It's a drink called Calpis (say it out loud and what does it sound like?)

10 Responses to “Calpis”

  1. denisentexas Says:

    Hmm, just what is it? I mean, is it an energy drink, something like yoohoo, or what? Interesting. And the name.. (snicker) I know what you mean!

    BTW, I love reading your blog. Smile

  2. daylily Says:

    Is it just milk?

  3. jeffrey Says:

    Is it just milk?
    No, it's a strange tasting drink - sweet. Don't think it's supposed to be a sports drink althoug it kind of tastes like them.

  4. scfr Says:

    If they think Calpis is strange, post a pic of the one that is 2 words and starts with "Pocari ... " (I don't want to give it away!)

  5. fern Says:

    I don't get it!! Sigh. I've always been the last to 'get a joke.'

    I've been saying it out loud for a while now .....OH.....do you mean cow pus????


  6. scfr Says:

    fern - You got the first word right, but think again about the second word and the fact that someone asked if it was milk ...

  7. fern Says:

    OH..got it now.. (I'm sooo dense.) Smile Smile Smile

  8. baselle Says:

    Well, I saw bottles of this stuff at the HT Oaktree Market. So it is in the US, if you know where to look. Big Grin

  9. jay Says:

    Calpis is actually called Calpico everywhere outside of asia. it's still hard to find but they actually did change the name because it sound to much like "cow piss". It's great stuff though Smile

  10. Friday Says:

    I love that stuff so much. It's amazing. xD

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