10 Most Bizarre Soft Drinks

1Gau Jal: made of cow urine

India’s Hindu nationalist movement recently said it is in the final stages of developing a new soft drink made from cow urine.Department head Om Prakash said the drink – called “gau jal” or “cow water” – was undergoing lab tests and would be launched “very soon, maybe by the end of this year”.”Don’t worry, it won’t smell like urine and will be tasty too,” he said. “Its USP will be that it’s going to be very healthy. It won’t be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins.”He insisted, however, that it would be able to compete with the likes of Coca Cola and Pepsi.

2Placenta Drink

Placenta 10000 is a jelly drink. With placenta. Pig placenta. 10,000 mg worth!Placenta is said to have regenerative properties, especially concerning beauty, and can help with dieting as well. At about $8 per drink, it’s expensive, but Japanese aren’t exactly known for sacrificing their health and looks for a couple of bucks either.If 10,000 mg/serving just doesn’t cut it for your placenta-loving pallet, they have a Placenta 400,000 concentrate as well.

3Pepsi Ice Cucumber

Yes, you read the headline correctly: on 2007, Pepsi released this special Ice Cucumber-flavored drink in Japan.While the bottle clearly describes it as “combination” of cucumber and cola, there just isn’t much cola flavor to it. The drink takes on a somewhat sweet and fruity flavor, but the artificial cucumber flavor is noticeable.

4Beer + Milk = Bilk

A brewery in Hokkaido, Japan, recently released a low-malt beer using milk. The idea came from the son of a liquor store who is in the dairy farm industry. After having a problem of discarding milk, he proposed the local brewery to produce the milk beer. As one-third of beer is milk, it is the good way to help local farmers. The taste of beer is like a taste of fruits and it goes well with sweets. Because of its fruity flavor, Bilk hopes to be popular among women.

5NEEDS: made of cheese

Care for a glass of cheese? This new cheese drink comes in 3 different flavors; plain, blueberry, and yuzu citrus. They use a special process to cut down on the sweet taste of the flavored drinks. It is said to have a taste similar to yogurt, but with a cheesy aftertaste.

6Salad Flavoured Water

Released way back in 2004 by Coca-Cola, the Salad Watercomes in 6 different flavors. It tastes like a lite fruit punch; as PeeWee would say “It’s Salady”!

7Mother’s Milk

And now, for something close to the heart… meet Mother’s Milk, the breast-tasting drink ever.Is there anything in the world more wholesome, more natural, more life-giving than mother’s milk? Is there anything in the world that would make you drink it from a store bought carton? NO on both counts!

8Pokka Melon Milk

What’s Melon Milk? Well, the ingredient listing on the can says that it’s made from melon juice and milk. OK, that plus water, sugar, and some very long chemical names. But yeah, it’s basically Japanese melon-flavored milk.

9Diet Water

Isn’t that an oxymoron? Meet the Diet Water: all the flavor of regular water, only half the calories.


Now here’s a marketing hit: a nonalcoholic “beer” for kids that’s selling like crazy.The beverage, whose main ingredient is the Latin American plant Guarana, sells for around 380 yen per 330-milliliter bottle. The bottles themselves are colored brown to make the drink look even more like its more potent counterpart.The drink started out as Guarana, a cola beverage that used to be sold at the Shitamachi-ya restaurant in Fukuoka, run by 39-year-old Yuichi Asaba.Asaba renamed the sweet carbonated drink Kidsbeer, a move that made it an instant hit.