You know what fruit doesn't get enough attention? The grapefruit. Before coming to Japan I never really thought about it. Once in a while John and I would drink grapefruit juice (and Simply Grapefruit is undeniably delicious) but I never sought it out. In Japan however, grapefruit is a very popular flavor.
7-Eleven has a line of sparkling waters, and the grapefruit is excellent. It was this drink that first made me realize how much I love grapefruit.
|Delicious! And only 88 yen.|
Once I was paying attention I started noticing common grapefruit is as a flavor. Peach is also a very popular fruit, but I see grapefruit everywhere.
|I think this is a seasonal flavor|
|I like the concept - but they're not the best.|
|Being french they call it "pamplemousse"|
My second favorite grapefruit product (after the sparkling water) is the Grapefruit Chuhai. Chuhais are fruit flavored alcoholic beverages, that can actually be made as a cocktail, but are mostly sold in cans. The name comes from "ShoCHU HIgh ball" This basically tastes like grapefruit flavored Sprite.
|Time for karaoke?|