Thursday, March 15, 2007

Capsela: New Drink

All the good stuff comes while shopping. Today I discovered this:

Capsela! 1,000 mg of Vitamin C, a little Vitamin B1, a little B6, a little more Vitamin D and a little-more-than-that of Vitamin E. Sixty one calories in all. Totally forgot the price.

J loves strange drinks. It's kind of his thing. So I hit the payload here. Those little ball looking things are just that, little ball looking things. The incredible part is that they are floating at perfect neutral buoyancy! They aren't all floating to the top or sinking to the bottom, each one is suspended almost as if frozen in candle wax. But it isn't candle wax, or gelatin, it's a drink -- not exactly like water, it had a thin syrupy consistency. I don't know much about chemistry but I remember when I used to scuba dive and we had to attain neutral buoyancy and it was no easy feat. I would imagine training those tiny spheres to hover at various levels of juice altitude is a tad laborious as well.

Here's J posing.

Here's his expression after his first taste. I can attest, it was sour! Deliciously lemony. The little capsule-like things actually didn't have much taste. As well, they were soft, gelatiny even.


We tried to see if the yellow ones tasted different than the white ones but our tests were inconclusive. Or maybe the drink itself was just too damned sour. And by 'too damned sour' I mean really good sour, cuz I like sour.


Here's the artistic shot.


And what is up with all the panda bears sitting on capsules on that homepage (link) up there?

7 comments:

Matt D said...

Weird. We had similar drinks around 97 or so with weird balls floating in it.

searching for link...

Here

It was pretty gross.

Kappa no He said...

OMG and look at those flavors! So not a major breakthrough in technology at all. I've been duped.

Pat said...

Your description made my mouth pucker up! Think I'll stick with my V8 Fusion...

Kappa no He said...

I never liked V8 when I lived in the States but they have something similar here that I adore. They also have some vegetable/fruit combinations with themes like, all red(tomato, apple, etc.), all purple (purple cabbage, grape, etc), all yellow (pumpkin, orange, etc). Those are pretty good as well.

Bk30 said...

Man,have I been living under a rock? how do I miss all this cool stuff.

jean said...

I'd NEVER have noticed those in a shop! I basically stay clear of the whole 'power drink' section but it was quite a find, Kappa! I love Matt's link, too. Those Orvitz drinks look pretty cool... Made in Canada, eh???

Kappa no He said...

BK: I feel for you. I miss so much cool stuff myself. Matt has pop culture by the throat.

Jean: I saw that they were made in Canada! I can't help thinking there is some copywright infrigement happening here.