Just got back from a trip downtown in the heat, so I thought I’d crack a cool beverage from Japan. I decided to try Capsela first.
You’ll note that the label makes a point of mentioning its vitamin content. The bottle is sort of capsule-shaped also. This might explain why it reminds me faintly of some sort of medicine. It’s not carbonated, slightly viscous, sour and not at all sweet, and lemon-flavored. It also has little round yellow blobs floating in it.
Those blobs have nearly neutral bouyancy, which is a neat trick. This beverage may have been inspired by Orbitz, another blob-laden soft drink that appeared (briefly) on the American beverage market about 10 years ago and met with dismal failure. The blobs themselvs are about the consistency of cooked peas, minus their skins. Yes, they’re a little odd.