One thing I really love to try in Japan is the crazy drinks some companies can come up with… Today I tried Suntory’s “Espressoda”. Hmmm, what a clever play on words to describe this beverage made of… sparkling coffee!
The idea is interesting, but this drink is, as expected, disgusting.The problem is that I expect a Soda to be refreshing. This is not the case here, as the aftertaste leaves the typical “salaryman coffee breath” taste/smell in your mouth.
And this is not helped by the fact that it really looks like some regular Cola. So as you drink it, just think very hard that this could have been some cola, left to rot in the fridge for hundreds of years (but that would, strangely, have kept its bubbles). Guaranteed gag reflex
It is, also, sweet. Not sweet enough for a soda, but maybe too sweet for coffee. And since it contains coffee, it contains caffeine (a heads up for those of you who would like to try but are worried of getting addicted… haha, no, I kid, that can’t really happen)
To its credit, the drink tastes as advertised, which is more than what can be said for more than half of the soft drinks I’ve found in Japan so far.