Japan is certainly an interesting place to live. For example, you will find many different and unique types of flavorings in various food products such as chocolates (Kit Kat), potato chips, snacks and drinks.
With fellow Japan bloggers TokyoFive and BusanKevin (also others listed recently in JapanProbe) trying out the new Pepsi Shiso (just available only a week ago in Tokyo), I thought I would also give it a try to find out what the commotion was all about.
According to Wikipedia, the Japanese name for perilla is shiso (紫蘇), a green leafy herb often eaten with sashimi or cut into thin strips in salads, spaghetti, and meat and fish dishes. Interesting, but what about as a drink?
First problem, it’s green! Well, it doesn’t taste like cola or any Pepsi I have tasted at all. It tastes like a minty herbal drink. Everyone in the family had a sip, and it was a unanimous thumbs down 😦