You ever been to a Vietnamese restaurant and spill the hot sauce? You ever spill the hot sauce while moving it directly over your Sprite? Did you still drink the Sprite? If you answered yes to all of these questions you probably know how this soda tasted.
It was a strange spicy/sweet sensation that was best left alone. Some of these Japanese novelty drinks are insane. On the plus side, it came in one of those neat marble medicine bottles. The heat wasn’t burn your mouth off hot, but it was enough to make you wonder why anyone thought that this would be a good idea.
Obviously, this is a 1 out of 10. I don’t think there was ever any doubt. It wasn’t as offensive as its fishy cousin (Takoyaki), but anything higher than the basement feels inappropriate.
I bought it at Uwajimaya in Seattle.