Alright! This is my inaugural entry. I'm pretty psyched. Let's see if I can actually keep up this blog, yeah?
So, first things first. I'm Sarah, a lady of 24, currently residing on a military base a little south of Tokyo with my husband, who will be henceforth known as Pillow. I enjoy soda. I've wanted to make a blog for a while, but to be honest, I don't think I'm at all interesting enough to warrant a blog that's just about me and my adventures, or something. But yesterday, I had an epiphany while trying to purchase a bottle of "Suika Soda" for 50 yen: there's a lot of interesting soda in Japan! There are many blogs about Japanese foods, or Japanese snacks, sure, but I'm not positive there's that many just for beverages. And thus, this blog was born Maybe sometime I'll branch out into other, uh, "interesting" topics, but my current vision is soda, and so, soda it shall be.
That's all you really have to know, I suppose. On to the review! Today's soda is:
Fanta Snow Squash (Strawberry Flavor)
Coca Cola Japan has released a bunch of cutely packaged sodas for the holiday season: they're shaped like ornaments! There's original Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, and a new flavor, Fanta Snow Squash.
I start by taking a sniff of the bouquet. You better believe I'm treating this soda like a fine wine.
And it smells... sickeningly sweet. I am immediately concerned that this is going to suck. But alright, since I've opened it, so I gotta drink it now, right?
At first, I wasn't sure what to think about it!
But then, after a few more sips, I realized...
...that I like it a lot! They somehow managed to make it taste JUST like shaved ice -- which is my favorite summertime treat!
Interpretation of theme: A
All-around Taste: B+
Final grade: B+
Fanta Snow Squash took me by surprise. I went into it expecting it to suck because of how it smelled, but it really pulled through in the end. It's too bad it'll melt out of circulation as soon as Christmas is over, because I'd buy it every now and then. I picked it up at the Commissary, of all places, so I'm not sure where to get it otherwise...
So, what's next? Melon Float or Red Ginger?