The Marble Inside



My first time at Ottawa ComicCon today – or the Con, as it’s known to those who participate more regularly at these events – and with my young friend, Katey, as my guide, I decided to try out a new drink today. I guessed pretty much that it was orange soda; HOWEVER, what made this Japanese version so unique was Katey’s enthusiastic description of how to drink it!
So, naturally, I had to try it.



You open the cap. You dislodge the little plastic “tubey” bit from the lid. You discard the lid. Then you place the tubey bit – which sorta looks like a tubetti pasta shape – onto the top of the glass bottle. Yes, glass! How nice! Not plastic. Then with the palm of your hand, you put equal pressure to bear down onto the top of the bottle until you hear the little glass marble give way from its snug spot at the top…..which then allows the orange soda to flow freely when you tip the bottle to your lips to drink.
AND… more thing, the little glass marble, with gravity as its friend, will drop down at every swig, thereby only allowing a good glug’s worth of liquid to come out.
Isn’t that just the niftiest and handiest little invention????

I love it! So fun!
I tend NOT to drink soft drinks, BUT for something this unique, I will make an exception. It tasted rather good, too.

In the photos, you can see the front (above) and back (below) of the bottle. The front shows the Japanese writing, and you can see the marble still inside; it’s just a bit more visible in the photo viewing the back of the bottle.





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