Saturday, July 17, 2010

Random Weekend Picture 21


I was taking a walk around my neighborhood and perusing the drink machines, as I always do. I have found that some of the most entertaining slogans and product names tend to crop up on drinks. This time, it wasn't the name so much as the ingredients list that caught me by surprise. I didn't know that catnip was something humans ate. Either that, or I didn't know that Yakult made drinks for cats. ;-) The Wikipedia entry for catnip mentions that it is a good insect repellent for roaches and mosquitoes. Maybe this is a way to drive away the usual Tokyo summer roach infestations from the inside.

Incidentally, "Lemorea" sounds like some sort of fantasy-land where animated citrus fruit frolic or like some sort of nasty tongue fungus disease to me. I'm not sure which is scarier.

6 comments:

Robyn said...

Did you try it or are you thinking about trying it in the future? I'm not sure if I would...

Orchid64 said...

I probably won't try it because I've got too many other things on hand right now to review. Though it is a reduced calorie drink, I tend to avoid drinks with sugar. They're always my last choice, or things I'll only try if they're special Coke or Pepsi flavors.

Thanks for commenting!

BunnyOne said...

Catnip, chamomile and passion flower are used for their sedative or relaxation properties. Linden is primarily used as a diaphoretic (the leaves) while the flowers act as a diuretic (and have some sedative properties). Lemongrass is also a diuretic, but both the lemongrass and the linden may have been included for their flavor as for their medicinal properties.

Ikkin-bot said...

I like to try new things, but I think Catnip may be to far . . .

zandrame said...

Yay! I love Lemorea! It's actually kinda hard to find. On my last trip I only found it in mini bottles in a machine outside a Yakult building in Osaka. It is a light lemon/peachy drink. Very refreshing. Give it a try maybe?

Julie Ann said...

I know I'm late on this post, but if you can still find Lemorea, you should try it. It's one of my favorite drinks here in Japan. It's not too sweet, but there's a hint of citrus that manages to not taste watered down either.
It really does make you feel relaxed somehow. Or maybe it's just me. But a definite drink to try on a warm afternoon :)