what the what? sweat flavored beverage?!?!

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    Oct 10, 2007 5:49 PM GMT
    http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2007/09/28/jones-soda-jsda-offers-customers-a-taste-of-the-nfl/
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    Oct 10, 2007 6:29 PM GMT
    Umm... yeah. Back in (cough cough) 1980, I was involved in an exhibition game in Tokyo. (OK, I was in the band, but the crowds seemed more interested in bands than in football.) We paraded all over the city for a week, as an extended advertising stunt.

    Anyway, one of the sponsors, and the only beverage that they supplied us with, was some stuff called "Pocari Sweat." Served warm. Kind of... ewwww.
    There was much discussion of exactly what kind of animal a "pocari" might be, and much hope that it wasn't something too disgusting.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocari_Sweat
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    Oct 10, 2007 6:32 PM GMT
    LOL - learn somethin' new every day ;)
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    Oct 10, 2007 6:37 PM GMT
    Actually I love Pocari Sweat... but I don't think it tastes or smells anything like human sweat...
    It's kind of like Asia's version of Gatorade. When I was in Japan I would drink it all the time. It's a bit more expensive buying it here.

    I don't know about this "dirt" flavored soda though... sounds more like a once in a lifetime thing.
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    Oct 10, 2007 7:06 PM GMT
    I think that maybe, in 1980, they were testing it on us. (Hmm... maybe we should add some flavoring...)

    As far as "dirt flavored" stuff... well we prefer to call it "soil," and geophagy has a long history. However exactly which soil it's flavored like probably makes a big difference. I cook up soil extracts in the lab all the time. (Usually from a loamy mesic Lithic Haploxeroll.) It smells kind of like raisins.
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    Oct 10, 2007 7:26 PM GMT
    in the minds of Asians who only speak "engrish": sweat = sweet. For more information about engrish check out this site: http://engrish.com/
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    Oct 10, 2007 7:52 PM GMT
    salty cat and monkey fizz:

    http://www.engrish.com/detail.php?imagename=monkeyfizz.jpg&category=Drinks&date=2004-05-24
  • BizzQuik

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    Oct 10, 2007 8:16 PM GMT
    Jones Soda puts out Thanksgiving dinner every year also. Those are so good sounding like turkey, brussle sprouts, fruit cake, etc. So this isn't odd for the company.
  • Starboard

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    Oct 11, 2007 4:32 AM GMT
    Pocari Sweat is great after a hang over. It's like a weak slightly salty form of Gatorade. The word "sweat" in the product name is different than "sweet" -- the "Engrish" form of "sweet" is "su-wee-to".

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    Oct 11, 2007 9:21 AM GMT
    Ok... first reaction was... ewww...

    But I have to admit, I'm curious...icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif
  • GQjock

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    Oct 11, 2007 9:54 AM GMT
    I threw up a little in my mouth icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 06, 2013 9:58 AM GMT
    wow