Prepare the vomitorium

From left to right: “Banana Chocolate Au Lait,” “Fruits Au Lait,” and my personal favorite, “Pudding Latte.” And by favorite I mean “proof that not all Japanese cuisine is appealing, or in fact intended for human consumption.”

11 thoughts on “Prepare the vomitorium

  1. You know, pudding latte makes sense. If you go to bubble tea places anywhere (well at least here in Canada), you can find pudding flavour. Which sounds odd, but then if you try it you’ll think, “Wow… it really does taste like pudding.” And the other milk stuff I would definitely try. We already have fruit flavoured soya milk.

  2. Yeah, I was just going to say: I’ve tried pudding bubble tea and I… don’t really mind it. It’s kind of eggnog-y (in the texture) and it’s not something I’d want to drink everyday, but it’s not so bad. I try not to envision someone dumping pudding into a blender with ice and ending up with the drink I have in hand, and I have to omit the pearls, but…
    Actually, I’m probably not making a very good case for it here.

  3. Oh, I’m familiar with pudding bubble tea. It’s kinda gross. But mostly it’s the names that throw me — “pudding latte” and “fruits au lait” are words that should never exist in such close proximity.

  4. Oh man, those look good. It’s just milk with fruit flavors, right? Are they actually coffee-related at all?

  5. Well, I do know people with an aversion to all things pudding, so I wasn’t sure if it was just that.

    I agree, Pudding Latte as a product name is kind of off-putting, and the carton doesn’t really help either. As for “fruits au lait,” there’s just no defense. I mean, banana milk is okay, but looking at the fruit milk carton and seeing an orange, peach, pear, and… what’s this? Pineapple? I’ll pass, thanks.

  6. man, I’m all about the bizarre Japanese beverages. I used to buy this one from the local Japanese market, and I’m still not sure what it was, but man, it was DELICIOUS. I’m pretty sure it was somehow egg-based, judging by the drawings of eggs all over the label.

    also, melon soda = drink of the gods. Japan understands this. the rest of the world is still lagging behind.

  7. @mopinks

    That was probably Sua Hot Ga, which is an amazing Vietnamese drink consisting of condensed milk, club soda, and raw egg. They sell it bottled in Japan, but under a different name that I can’t find at the moment.

  8. In Japan you can pretty much get green melon flavored *anything*. This is generally a good thing. Green melon McDonald’s milkshake is actually pretty awesome.

  9. I naturally gravitate toward the melon-flavored items in any Asian market. they never let me down!

    oh man, MELON BREAD. nyam nyam nyam

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