15 February 2009
Pocari Sweat (Mount Fuji)
Next time you are in Mount Fuji, make sure you try the Pocari Sweat, that's what NLI10 said when I wrote about drinking Ramune lemonade there.
The place of purchase, Mount Fuji, is a Japanese shop and restaurant and this drink is a Japanese lemonade. I did as I was told and ordered a Pocari Sweat, and a shiny blue can arrived. A drink with the word "sweat" in the title isn't very appetising, but I put that down to a translation error of some description.
The packaging states that it is a sports drink designed to be the most efficient way of absorbing liquid. It does this by being as close to natural human body fluid as it can be. It turns out there was no translation error. There is something about the fact that it has ‘sweat’ in the title, and that it is trying to ‘mimic body fluid’ that made me feel a little queasy. However, it’s a clear drink and has a mild muted lemon flavour that I found quite pleasant and refreshing.