Ah, the weirdness that you can find in a Japanese food store.
I suppose it’s subjective — something weird to us isn’t necessarily unusual in its home market.
But in this case, R&D (research & development) might have gone a little overboard in the drinks category.
Late last summer, I was investigating new snacks to try at a convenience store, called konbini (コンビニ) in Japanese, when my peripheral vision caught a glimpse of this trio: a sweet potato shake, a zunda shake, and some type of buttery drink.
Let’s go with butter juice; it has a catchy but misleading ring to it.
How did it taste? Hmm ….