What do you think of soda with a milky taste? Well, in Japan they love it. The most famous and popular is by the produced by the company Calpis, which is owned by Asahi that also makes Mitsuya Cider nowadays.
Selling it under the same name as the company, the original Calpis is a concentrate that should be mixed with water or milk. Pre-mixed plastic bottled variations are now also available as Calpis Water (non-carbonated) and Calpis Soda (carbonated).
Besides the large amount of flavors and variations available for Calpis drinks, the amount of products based on or sold under the Calpis name are also numerous. Sweets, ice cream and shaved iced are just a few examples.