Monday, 25 January 2010

A Dose Of Energy Anyone?

There are two drinks from Japan both Zaini and Raimie love, apart from Calpis and they are Dekavita C and Oronamin C. Both are energy drinks from Japan. In Japan, energy drinks are almost legendary as the energy drink dates as far back as in the 1960s aimed at all those hardworking salarymen needing a boost after a hard day's work or curing a hangover.

In Japan, these energy drinks are easily accessible and you can buy them from the vending machine. No shortage of energy drinks there.

Dekavita C from Suntory and Raimie happy being allowed to drink one. Well, once a month anyway.

Filled with sweet delicious nectar, it is said to be filled with loads of vitamin wonder with ingredients listed: fructose, dextroglucose, sugar, royal jelly, citric acid, vitamin C, B1, B6, B2, B12, caffeine, glutamic acid, B-Carotin.

Oranamin C, an energy drink from Otsuka which also produce Pocari Sweat.

Its ingredients include sugar, glucose, fructose, syrup, honey, salt, artificial flavor, vitamin C, cintric Acid, caffeine, ciacinamide, pyridoxine, hydrochloride, riboflavin, methyl, hesperidin, isoleucine, threonine, phenylalanine and a dose of MSG too.

For me, they taste pretty much like a fizzy version of Red Bull, to which I have no liking of (they taste like sweet&bitter cough medicine, blergh!). Zaini disagree with me on this, however. Needless to say, I'm not too crazy about these drinks. They are way too sweet for me but Zaini and Raimie loves them. Why don't you try one and decide. If you like very sweet, fizzy drinks, you might like these energy drinks. I don't know whether these drinks do provide energy but I think it'll give you a quick burst of hyperactivity after drinking it.

Zaini and Raimie drink this for fun because what kid doesn't like sweet, sugary stuff?

A bottle is priced RM7.90 (used to cost only RM5.50 but yen has gone up against RM,*sob sob*) and you can find them at any Japanese stores in KL: Jusco, Isetan, Shojikiya, to name a few. Though at the moment Jusco is running low on these drinks. No stock of Calpis either. I think people started to buy them after reading and salivating of Ladyviral's post on her Calpis drinking experience. LOL

Anyway, what's you favourite energy drink?


  1. Talking about this, I still haven't got the chance to try Calpis!!!

  2. These are all new to me. I can only think of 100+

  3. @foong,
    Aiyah, how come? Must try one wor... They are nice. :)

  4. @Mei Teng,
    How about Red Bull/Livita? :D

  5. Raimie can certainly be the "face" of this drink. He's got talent. :) I never tried this before. Hmm.. Must go Jusco one of these days.

  6. @Angel,
    Haha... You think?
    No lah, he only can pose if Mommy is holding the camera. For others, he became stiff like a statue. :D

  7. yikes Lina...looks like sugar overdose for me! lol

    how have you been?

  8. @Ayie,
    Definitely sugar overdose that's why I don't like these drinks.

    I'm good. :)

    Received your text on Sunday. Didn't notice until later. :D
    How's baby doing? Active, I bet? :)

  9. SO active and kicking...been having backaches lately. Well it's my fault also coz I don't really lay down as much, got works to do plus what happened to FIL gives me more works for the family. Off to doctor again this fri =)

  10. i dont drink energy beverages of any kind. i prefer tea.

  11. @Ayie,
    So it's down to a weekly visit to your doctor now? Just a little while longer and soon your bundle of joy will be in your arms, Ayie. :)

  12. @Life Ramblings,
    likewise. :)

  13. among things i love about japan is that the people there are spoilt for choice in non-carbonated drinks... there are all kind of fruit juices, veggie juices, energy drinks, sports drink etc...

    here in Malaysia, most vending machines offer only carbonated drinks and some with limited choice of non-carbonated drinks...

    i'm not a fan of energy drinks, but i do miss having so many choices of non-carbonated drinks on vending machines...

  14. @A Z Haida,
    That's right. The few times we've been there, I can count the time we drank carbonated drinks. The boys usually chug Aquarius or all sorts of bottles tea or sometimes we gave Raimie a treat of Qoo. :)

    I miss the vending machines... Here, wanna buy a bottle of drinks, have to step in a shop. :(

  15. yup weekly now and tomorrow I'm off to the clinic early morning =)


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