Oct 5, 2017

Drinkable Shu Cream? Japan has gone too far...

So my dad (who lives in Tokyo) sent me a picture of something he came across in the train station the other day:

Drinkable Shu Cream?  Japan has gone too far... photo

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).

1 Comment

  • genkidesu

    on Oct 6

    I actually think it sounds tasty...I bet it's just a vanilla-ish milk drink!