Saturday, May 8, 2010
Random Weekend Picture 11
Yogurt drinks are very popular in Japan. Most of them are delicious, but chock full of sugar. In the display pictured above, taken at Lawson's 100 shop, there are three flavors of yogurt drinks. On the right is "plain", in the center is "strawberry", and on the right is "mikan" (Japanese tangerine). The plain one is promoted as being fortified with Calcium and Iron and the mikan has pro-biotic qualities. I guess the strawberry one is just for plain, old-fashioned fun as it has no specific nutritional qualities listed on its label. That being said, it only has 83 calories so perhaps it is the "diet" option of the lot.
I have purchased these on rare occasions, and I do like them quite a lot, but I find sugary drinks to be less satisfying than sugary treats. They spend so much less time on your tongue than food.