Japanese Drink Manufacturer Introduces... Eel-Flavored Soda?!
On July 2, Japanese drink manufacturer Kimura Inryou introduced perhaps the weirdest beverage the soft drink world has ever seen – grilled-eel-flavored soda.
Grilled eel, or unagi, is a specialty dish in the Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka, where the company plans to start selling this "delicious" (uh???) cola on July 21. It'll cost around 200 yen (or $2 USD) a bottle, and will be available in stores and through their website.
The unagi flavor (with notes of soy sauce, I'm told) comes from the addition of eel extract. As in the extract from an eel. (?!?!?!?!)
I don't know about you, but you couldn't pay me enough to try this beverage. Usually I'm all about trying new things, but mixing FISH and SODA? That's one step too far!!! In fact, I need a Dr. Pepper just thinking about it... Would you try it??