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Calpico Lactic Fermenting Beverage


Hello everyone. Time flies and we are already approaching the end of summer. However, the heat wave is continuing. We would like to introduce a drink that is perfect for this heat wave. Have you ever tried Calpico? Many of you who have been to Japan or are regulars at Maido will probably be familiar with it. Calpico is a refreshing drink with a fresh flavor created from freshly squeezed Japanese milk and the fermentation of lactic acid bacteria and yeast that have been passed down for 100 years. It is a globally popular beverage that aims not only for physical health but also for mental health, symbolized by the smiles that its delicious taste brings. The most popular type is of course the ready-to-drink type in the fridge, but in fact, there are several other types of Calpico sold on the shelves where tea bags and other drinks are sold at Maido. Among them, the Concentrate type is very useful for arranging recipes and can be used not only for drinks but also for food. This week, we will introduce not only Calpico as a drink, but also an ingredient for recipes. You can also learn the health effects and benefits of Calpico. Here we go! ;)

Ready-to-drink Calpico This is the most popular type. It is a good size of 16.9 fl oz/500 ml and great for any occasion. You can have it with your meal at Maido, or carry it around with you when you go out. Original, lychee, mango, strawberry, melon, and white peach flavors are available.


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Ready-to-drink Calpico large size If you do not feel the smaller size is not big enough for you, or you would like to share with someone else, this size with 50.7 fl oz/1.5 l must be a better choice! Since the melon flavor is new (it came out last year), they do not make it in a bigger size, hopefully "yet".


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Make-it-your-own concentrate

This time is perfect to enjoy at home. You can make it however strong you want depending on your preferences. As we mentioned above, you can use it for cooking as well. We will introduce some recipe using this in the next blog post. Each package contains 33.8 fl oz/1 l, but you can get to drink/eat way more than that!

Mixing the Calpico concentrate with club soda is another popular option.


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Ready-to-drink Calpico Mini They are easy-to-carry small bottles convenient for kids. Each package comes with four bottles of 2.7 fl oz./80 ml and every bottle has a little straw that help you drink until the last drop. Original, strawberry, and lychee & mango flavors are available.


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Ready-to-drink Calpico soda Last but not least, here is the Calpico soda in a can. Not like the rest of the Calpico products above, this one is a carbonated soft drink. It's perfect for soda lovers, as the packaging says it's delightfully satisfying. You will be addicted to how refreshing the aftertaste is. It has 11.3 fl oz/335 ml, so it is a good size to drink up on the spot.


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In the next blog post, we will introduce recipes using Calpico concentrate!


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There is a lot of food items, housewares, stationery, and gifts available at the store and our online store, Maido! Kairashi Shop, where you can place your order for shipping or store pickup! Happy shopping. :)

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