Oct 5, 2017
So my dad (who lives in Tokyo) sent me a picture of something he came across in the train station the other day:
It's a Shu Cream in a can, available cold and ready to drink (?) for only 140 yen.
Now, if you're like me, you love Beard Papa's. I grew up on Shu Cream, and Beard Papa delivers consistently amazing Shu Cream. Still, I am completely taken aback that someone would decide that turning that into a drink was a good idea. Look, give me a milkshake or a root beer float, or something that was meant to be drunk in the first place, not something that gives the impression that you just took a shu cream to a blender and canned whatever came out.
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it's tasty. Maybe it tastes like a custard smoothie. Still, it's not a shu cream, so don't try to sell me on the idea of a "drinkable shu cream." I don't care how much of a hurry I am in, I'll settle for waiting in line for a pastry that I can eat if that's the craving I'm having. Sorry Japan, you went too far with this one!
Has anyone tried this yet? How did it taste? Am I completely off my rocker for ranting so much about it? Let me know in the comments section below?
Hitting the books once again as a Ph.D. student in Niigata Prefecture. Although I've lived in Japan many years, life as a student in this country is a first.
Blessed Dad. Lucky Husband. Happy Gaijin (most of the time).