15 June 2010

Korean rice beverage

In Korea, I discovered some interesting things in the vending machine.  First, it appears Jolt Cola's Gatorade's campaign of world domination has been successful:

Jolt Korea

Second, Koreans have all kinds of exciting beverages.  Try this one, canned sikhye, according to Dr. Ricky:

Rice beverage

Mild flavoured, it tastes a lot like Thai sticky rice.  One would assume, then, that it is sweetened with palm sugar.  It's a lot less sweet than many American vending machine beverages.  It's really quite tasty.  Not something to relieve the heat and humidity of a June day in Korea, but it really is quite nice.

It might take me a while to get used to the chunks on bottom, though.

Oh, and it's 116,000 calories.

116 kcal

Yum.

5 comments:

Charles said...

Gotta love those Korean beverages. My favorite is Crunchy Pear, made by Lotte (as are most of them, it seems). Tastes just like a liquified Asian pear.

* said...

http://www.unitjuggler.com/convert-energy-from-cal-to-kcal.html
for anyone else that had to spend some time pondering the kcals. at least I hope I wasn't the only one...

Anonymous said...

That's the Gatorade lightning bolt, not the Jolt bolt.

Bbq Dude said...

Thanks. Fixed.

Anonymous said...

What we know as a calorie, the one on the back of food packaging, is actually a kilocalorie.

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