Would you like some grape, ginger and sweet sake flavored soy milk?

Kikkoman announced that they will start selling 3 new types of flavored soy milk: grape, ginger and Amazake (sweet alcoholic drink made from fermented rice) on August 18.

Honestly, when another AkihabaraNews editor told me there are new icky flavored soy milk products that will go on sale, I immediately thought what's so wrong about these flavors. They sound good!

Are these weird for you?

Yeah, I shouted Ewww to the cola-flavored one that we previously introduced in March. But these new ones seem like they can go very well as milky soy drinks.

The Amazake soy milk will only be available for a limited time until May 2015. The other two will be sold as regular products without a time limit.




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