Hey Prismpoppers! Today, I’m ranking 5 flavors of Calpico. I have strawberry, original (citrusy flavor), lychee, white peach, and mango. I’m most excited to try Lychee and Mango, since those two flavors are very often a hit or miss for me as they are quite difficult to get to a good flavor. This is my first time trying all of these Calpico drinks except for the Original.
✨ I actually bought these about 5 days before I decided to try and drink them. On camera, I sipped from the bottle about 2 or 3 times, but off camera I finished off about half the bottle for each drink flavor and with some food as well. When I choose a non-carbonated drink to enjoy, I like to base it off their flavors, price, size and how much liquid is in the bottle, packaging design, and it’s key ingredients/nutritional value. I love when a drink has a big range of flavors, and my favorite flavors are usually strawberry, lychee, and mango. For me, lychee and mango flavors are often the ones that are most difficult to hit.
Often times, the flavor is off or doesn’t taste like the fruit. Price isn’t that big of a decision factor for me, but usually I’d like to cap my drinks at $3 a bottle. Sizing is important as well when it’s compared to price. I wouldn’t pay $3 for a tiny can, but I’d be willing to pay $6 for a large bottle that I could drink multiple times from throughout the week. So, price and sizing goes hand in hand. Packaging is somewhat important - nothing too fancy is needed but I would prefer something aesthetically pleasing and can be resealed for travel and carrying on the road. My favorite drink right now is a non-carbonated Korean milk drink that has 130 milligrams of calcium, and 150 milligrams of potassium. While Calpico will likely not have the same nutritional facts, in fact much lower, I do like to have low sugar levels and higher in calcium and potassium.
What is a Calpico Japanese Drink, and is it the same as Calpis?
Calpus vs Calpico: are they the same?
Actually, pretty much yes! Calpico and Calpis are from the same company with the same flavors. Calpico is a milk-based soft drink with extreme popularity in Japan. They use nonfat dry milk in their ingredients, and is a non-carbonated Japanese soft drink with a flavor described as a combination of yogurt, buttermilk, and milk. The only difference is that Calpis is more likely to be sold in a concentrated form that needs to be diluted with milk or water while Calpico already is in the diluted form.
✨ About Calpico drinks
The basic ingredient in all calpico drinks is water, sugar and milk. With different flavors, they will all have their respective fruit concentrate as well. It’s 100% caffeine free, but unfortunately is not lactose free. However, Calpico has released a drink that those with lactose intolerance can enjoy - it’s called “Calpis Green”! Calpico is a cultured milk drink that contains milk that has been treated with lactobacillus bacteria to create fermentation, but it does not contain active and live probiotics.
Surprisingly, Lychee has come up as my top flavor! This has 140 calories (all Calpico drinks are 140 calories), 120mg of sodium, 47mg of calcium, and 70mg of Potassium.
- The lychee flavor is so good! It’s not too strong, but the flavor isn’t off either. It reminds me of fresh fruit!
- There is 30g of total sugar, which isn’t too sweet for me.
- The drink is rich and smooth!
- I genuinely didn’t find any cons with this flavor. I loved it!
2. Original Citrusy Flavor
This is the original, citrusy flavor that’s sweet and tangy.
- Delicious, sweet and tangy flavor. It hits so well on my taste buds and was my first flavor I’ve ever tried!
- Even though it’s very diluted and looks watery, the flavor is still strong.
- Compared to lychee, this has 29g of sugar. It still tastes sweet though.
- The citrus flavor lingers a little, and I’m not too big of a fan of that.
- A strong, sweet strawberry flavor that reminds me of my favorite Korean milk drink!
- The pink color is so aesthetic and pretty - it matches my outfits.
- The drink smells quite nice, like a fruit jelly
- Drinking too much makes my head hurt, as I feel the flavor is quite strong and sugary.
4. White Peach
- The packaging is aesthetically pleasing and I love the pink and white combo.
- The drink is smooth and quenches thirst.
- Sweet and nice scent!
- Not much flavor and it tastes like a basic milk drink.
I apologize to mango, because this is usually one of my favorite flavors.
- A tangy and more acidic and unique scent.
- The flavor fades pretty quickly, but leaves a sweet aftertaste.
- Not very mango-flavored. I can’t really pin point the flavor, but it’s a bit off from mango.
- Milkis Soft Drink
Milkis is a Korean soft drink produced by Lotte Chilsung, a South Korean beverage company.
✅ Many unique flavors like yogurt, orange, banana, melon, but also has classic flavors like strawberry and mango!
It has a unique and soft milk taste!
❌ It’s a fizzy drink which those who enjoy Calpico for it’s smooth and non-carbonation might not like.
- Binggrae Strawberry Milk
This is a classic milk flavor, and my favorite drink! It’s produced by Binggrae, a South Korean company. Flavored milk actually has a history in Korea, which rooted from when Koreans rarely drank milk because they had lactose intolerance. Campaigns that included flavored milk helped to increase the rate of those who drank milk and decrease those with intolerance.
✅ Soft, non carbonated!
If you like the strawberry flavored Calpico, you will likely enjoy this milk!
❌ A bit overpriced if you purchase online and not from an Asian/Korean market. They are $20 for a 6 pack.
Do I recommend Calpico drinks?
I think I’d recommend all of the flavors. I would recommend to try the flavors that you would enjoy, because taste preferences is subjective! Though I disliked the mango drink, you may love it. Therefore, I recommend all five flavors!
- Are Calpico drinks healthy?
The drinks are low in fat and have a reasonable caloric content, so most diets would find this a healthy addition. There is about 30g sugar in each drink, so you may want to watch the sugar you intake.
- Are you supposed to dilute Calpico?
No, not with the drink version of Calpico. Calpico sold in Western countries are typically already diluted. However, if you have the Japanese version, Calpis, you should dilute it with 5 times the amount of hot or cold water to drink it.
- What is Calpico made of?
Its ingredients include water, nonfat dry milk and lactic acid, and is produced by lactic acid fermentation.
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