Over the past few months I’ve tried a lot of different beverages while out on walks with the little guy. Watermelon “cooling” Iced Tea? Yep. Pear and Aloe drink? Yes. A variety of others? Of course. But one I have resisted was the fizzy milk drink called “Milkis.” I mean, what better to cool you in 33 degree heat than a cold, sweet, milk-based fizzy drink, right?
This week, I noticed it was on sale at the supermarket, and thought “it’s now or never.” So, this weekend, ready for the inevetable, I stepped outside and opened the bottle and took a drink. It was interesting.
It’s super sweet, and tastes like a melted vanilla milkshake that has been mixed with 7-up. Or more accurately, it tastes like when I was a kid and made different types of floats with vanilla ice cream (coke float, rootbeer float, and so on) – and this was spot on with the 7-up / Sprite float that we tried to make more than once as kids and were never quite happy with (therefore leaving it to melt in the glass – repeatedly trying it and becoming less and less optimistic that it would be enjoyable.
If I had known back then that this flavor combination would be a drink that people actually drink on purpose in Hong Kong, maybe we would have tried to develop the taste for it. Then again, maybe not. ;P