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What do you think of some of the beverages sold in vending machines and stores in Japan? Seen anything really bizarre?


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Apart from Happoshu, no

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Peaker Bitter Energy

I necked one and spent the rest of the day furiously pacing around muttering, "I'll show them. I'll show them all!"

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Hot and salty corn soup. Yummy on a hot and sweaty day.

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Pocari Sweat

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I love the 4-litre plastic bottles of whisky and shochu in the supermarket. No pretense whatsoever. My local izakaya has them sitting on the counter. No pouring it into a glass bottle with a decent label on the side. We are going to give you a shots of paint stripper, you will get drunk, it will rot your guts, and if you don’t like it, you can p### off.

I appreciate the honesty.

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Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill wine. In a vending machine in Mejirodai, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo for a few months in 1989. Then the police caught up ...

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Perfect, on a night-shift, the vending machine outside is a life saver.

Those 4-litre plastic bottles of whisky are perfect for the lawnmower. I have a Suffolk Punch four stroke single cylinder.

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Indeed.  The 4 liter in the conbini is a lifesaver for the after party.

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The strangest I saw was a bottle of Nihonshu with hornets inside. I haven't dared try it yet.

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Hot soup in can is really bizarre for me but very convenient. It's a light and warming snack. Oh, and there's calpis. While I respect the people who love that drink, I never really got to acquire that taste

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