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What's That Funny Taste?

India. Home to some of the finest teas in the world.

Not satisfied with just drinking tea, they've come up with a surefire winner in the soft drink wars:

From the Timesonline.UK:

Does your Pepsi lack pep? Is your Coke not the real thing? India's Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine.

A Mr. Prakash says:

"Don't worry, it won't smell like urine and will be tasty too," he told The Times from his headquarters in Hardwar, one of four holy cities on the River Ganges. "Its USP will be that it's going to be very healthy. It won't be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins."

Yeah, but, IT'S COW PISS!!

Now keep in mind, you are reading the words uttered by a man who tried this. (No, not me.)

Comparing cola drinks to his new refreshing beverage:

Mr Prakash said his drink, by contrast, was made mainly of cow urine, mixed with a few medicinal and ayurvedic herbs. He said it would be "cheap", but declined to give further details about its price or ingredients until it was officially launched.

He insisted, however, that it would be able to compete with the American cola brands, even with their enormous advertising budgets. "We're going to give them good competition as our drink is good for mankind," he said. "We may also think of exporting it."

Look for it on grocery shelves soon. Right next to tasty marmot bile.

I'm sure there is some sort of "Cow Urine" subsidy in the Porkulus bill.

"New Coke" doesn't seem so bad now.


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Comments (10)

MMM...MMM...MMMM...I'm sooo... (Below threshold)
DSL:

MMM...MMM...MMMM...I'm sooo happy to be an avid water drinker! Another good reason not to drink soda. Maybe they can stock it next to the bama Kool-Aid??

Certain cultures drink piss... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Certain cultures drink piss, brush their teeth with it, etc. It's salty for 1/2 second, then it's watery to the taste. Yes, I've had training, including drinking about a pint of my own. Would not pay for it.
Oh, wait!...COW piss?...BUUUick!...I'll SUE!

Ever looked at a glass of M... (Below threshold)
wolfwalker:

Ever looked at a glass of Mountain Dew? Ever wondered why Pepsi puts it in those green-tinted bottles?

Silly Bruce Henry. Right, ... (Below threshold)

Silly Bruce Henry. Right, Bruce?

Let the record show that it... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

Let the record show that it was Broose who interjected race into this thread.

Not the first time he has done this either.

I guess we know how you view the world.

-Shawn

Well, I'm a 54 year old Sou... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Well, I'm a 54 year old Southern white guy. Why don't you tell me how you guess I view the world?
And again, the mis-spelling on purpose thing never gets old.

When I lived in Japan, I re... (Below threshold)
William:

When I lived in Japan, I really enjoyed an interesting fermented sugar (non-alcoholic) [Kinda like condensed milk mixed with sparking water] drink called Calpis. The Japanese pronunciation always sounded like "Cow Piss" to Western ears. It was right up there with Pocari Sweat (I never figured out what a Pocari was) in terms of tasty refreshing goodness.

No actual cow piss was involved.

Still: The Japanese drank it because, well, it tasted good, and wasn't made of weird stuff. The Westerners would always look at it oddly because of the weird name.

There was, at the beginning of this post a point I was going to make -- but I've lost it...

For some people in India, w... (Below threshold)

For some people in India, wouldn't be sort of like drinking holy water?

When you consider that pret... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

When you consider that pretty much every molecule of water on Earth has been through someone's (or, um, something's) kidneys sometime in the last billion years or so, this is simply getting a trifle closer to the source.

I think I'll go get a nice glass of mixed mastodon/brontosarus pee... It's aged.

Well, I'm a 54 year old ... (Below threshold)

Well, I'm a 54 year old Southern white guy. Why don't you tell me how you guess I view the world?

By peering through your ass-hairs.




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