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clipped from www.independent.co.uk

A threat to Coca-Cola? Japan sips the eel thing
Forget cola, lemonade or beer – Japanese people sweltering in the summer heat now have a new canned drink to quench their thirst – made out of eels.
The fishy drink Unagi Nobori – which translates as “Surging Eel” – contains eel extract and vitamins found in the fish. The fizzy yellow liquid is believed to be the first mass-produced drink of its kind made in the country.
The launch of the drink this month coincides with the start of Japan’s annual eel-eating season, which peaks this year on 5 August. Many locals believe the fish boost energy during the summer’s hot and humid conditions.
Kazunori Hayashi, spokesman for Japan Tobacco Inc, the makers of the drink, said it is “mainly for men who are exhausted by the summer’s heat”.
The beverage has a similar taste to broiled eels, a popular form of the summer delicacy. The drink sells at about 140 yen (65p).

Hmmm…..personally, I don’t think so.

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Written by kadeeae

July 31, 2008 at 1:28 pm

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