A bunch of my coworkers went to an izakaya the other night and had a good laugh about a drink bafflingly named the “carbon offset.” By a weird, random accident, we ended up at the exact same place yesterday for lunch, so I decided to order the beverage they were all too afraid to try for themselves.
Apparently carbon offsets taste like orange and mango. Al Gore should probably hype that up — it would make the whole “protecting the environment” thing a lot more popular with most people.
The noble pose there reflects my heroically saving the earth through girly drinks. Although I’m not sure why a drink made of non-indigenous fruit that presumably had to be transported across the globe was called a carbon offset. Maybe the restaurant had a secret mango grove out back?