Taste-tests of crazy Asian drinks: “Xeni Jardin:
Comrade Todd Lappin says, ‘A friend just sent me this link to a site that offers hilarious taste tests of unusual Asian canned drinks. Take, for example, this review of basil seed drink (which, BTW, I happen to enjoy, despite the fact that it is indeed sort of like drinking sweetened tadpole larvae).’
‘Basil Seed Drink with Honey may just be the epitome of non-thirst-quenching drinks. Mmmm… very sweet, with nary a bit o’ liquid. Instead, the tongue is met with an onslaught of slick gelatin capsules that, through a nefarious mixture of slipperiness, honey, and yes, sheer numbers, forcefully override the throat’s core instinct not to swallow tadpoles, or chilled vomit. And yet, I can’t say it wasn’t fun. Yes, yes I can.’
‘Though I don’t always agree with their evaluations,’ Todd says, ‘I am personally grateful to the intrepid souls who compiled this resource, if only for their candid review of Grass Jelly Drink, which even I have not yet mustered the courage to sample.’
(Via Boing Boing.)
for some odd reason…. i like to read things like this and the bad candy site….