Sakura-Flavored Soda Now Exists, but You Can Only Get It in Japan

Drink is a product of Japanese beverage producer Kimura Drink
Sakura

Kimura Drink via Rocket News 24

Sakura Cola is made with Japanese cherry blossom extract.

In anticipation of the blooming of the cherry blossoms in Japan, Kimura Drink has released a Sakura Cola to give customers a taste of what’s to come in a few short weeks.

The drink is described as having “an elegant aftertaste with a delicate sakura aroma,” and the drinking experience as “somehow nostalgic,” reports Rocket News 24. It is being sold in 240-mililiter (8.1-ounce) bottles. Other notable sodas from the Japanese beverage producer are green tea cider and unagi (freshwater eel) cola.

For those that can’t get enough of sakura-flavored beverages, Japanese craft brewer Sankt Gallen is bringing back its beer made with cherry blossom petals, called Sankt Gallen Sakura. According to Rocket News 24, each 2,340-liter (618-gallon) batch of the beer requires 60 kilograms (132 pounds) of cherry blossom petals. Sankt Gallen Sakura will be available at Japanese grocery stores from February 25 to early April.

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