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Drinkable Ice Cream

By Asian American in Tokyo | March 11, 2008

Although not technically a Japanese product (these are made by Lotte, a Korean company), you can find “Coolish” products in all Japanese convenience stores. You twist off the cap and squeeze the ice cream through the nozzle into your mouth. It’s kind of similar to how a toothpaste tube works, using a vacuum packed metallic package – you end up with a flat tube when the contents are gone (see the last photo below). They come in various flavors including vanilla, chocolate, green tea, strawberry and grapefruit. Upon first impression, this is all very neat and unique, until you realize that drinkable ice cream is really just a milkshake. Even so, I find the packaging convenient when I’m on the run on a hot summer Tokyo day.

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5 Responses to “Drinkable Ice Cream”

  1. Jason Says:
    March 26th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Cool idea! And very convenient.

    Great blog

  2. Dan Says:
    April 24th, 2008 at 3:51 am

    Fantastic blog. Just great.

    I was in Japan about a year ago with my mom, a native Japanese from Onoda (I’m American-born, with a first-generation Irish dad), and I was tickled and intrigued by the same kinds of things you’re finding. Great stuff!

    I actually brought some Kit Kats in glass vending jars back with me, I was so taken with ‘em. Kit Kats in a jar!

    I can’t wait to go back…

    Keep up the great blog!

  3. billywest Says:
    May 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I’m a big fan of the drinkable lunch Weider jelly packs. You know, the ones that have the commercials with Ayu Hamasaki and Hama-chan from Downtown?

  4. janice Says:
    July 28th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    i love this ice cream, but i’ve only seen the vanilla flavored packages. they’re so delish!

  5. suki_315 Says:
    October 27th, 2008 at 4:20 am

    I don’t think it’s the same brand, but our icecream-man sells “drinkable icecream in simular packages. ;)

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