Yeah...you read that right! Azuki (red beans) flavored pepsi. I think this falls under "only in Japan!" We saw it at the supermarket today and bought it to try so I could explain what it tastes like. We thought we would hate it. We were wrong! The flavor is a bit hard to describe but I will try....it is like a mix of Dr pepper and cherry Pepsi but really subtle. Kind of refreshing....for a soda that is. I think hubby will buy it again!
And once again, it is time to think about "osechi". "Osechi" is traditional New Year's food in Japan. I can't make it and apparently lots of women don't make it anymore as there are tons of stores that you can buy it from and have it delivered to you-even on New Year's Day. I can't imagine having a turkey dinner with all the trimmings delivered but hey...I can cook that...this stuff...no way! I thought I would show you some of the osechi that is available online.