Suntory

30 Jul

7-11 Japan and the department store chain that owns it, 「イトーヨーカドー」 (Ito-Yokado) are selling Suntory 「ゴールド・ブルー」 (“Gold Brew“) 発泡酒 (low-malt beer) for only ¥100 (about US$1.00) per 350ml can.

gold-brew

So I bought a case of them from 「イトーヨーカドー」 (Ito-Yokado). ¥100 / can X 24 cans = ¥2,400 (about US$24). A pretty good price, and the beer tastes good too!
350ml cans are a bit small though…I usually buy a case of the 500ml “tall boys”.

I know Suntory is a beverage company that makes beer, whiskey and some soft drinks…but did you know that they own Pepsi Japan and Gatorade Japan too?

Gatorade Sports Drink is originally a Florida* company? (*I grew up in Florida, USA).

gatorade

Gatorade was created by the University Of Florida. Initially it was created for the University of Florida‘s football team…the “Gators“. Hence the name, “Gatorade“.

gators

The only reason I know this is because my sister graduated from the University of Florida.

I wonder if other U.S. college football teams drink Gatorade and if they know it’s a “Florida Gators” drink?

In Japan, beer brewers release seasonal beers…ie: brews for the Summer, Spring, Autumn, and Winter.
On August 25, Suntory will begin selling their 2009 Autumn beer, called 「秋生」 (“Autumn Draft“).
It contains 6.5% alcohol.

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6 Responses to “Suntory”

  1. Keith April 17, 2012 at 6:02 am #

    Yes- Gatorade was invented at the University of Florida in the 1960’s to help in rehydration. It is the top sports drink in the U.S. and almost *all* other colleges use it as well as professional sports teams. A few teams use “Powerade” who are rivals of the Gators. (Like Florida State University)

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    • tokyo5 April 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

      >almost *all* other colleges use it as well as professional sports teams.

      Thanks. You answered my question in this post:
      (“I wonder if other U.S. college football teams drink Gatorade and if they know it’s a “Florida Gators” drink?”)

      Do you live in Florida? Gainesville?

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  2. Sam December 4, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    Hi, do you base in Japan? I am looking for someone who can help me to buy dydo Ultraman set cans from suntory. Will be good to do business together and I always demand on buying more cans from Japan. This set come with 27 design and if you can help, please do contact me hewsim87@hotmail.com. Tks.

    Sam

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    • tokyo5 December 4, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

      >Hi, do you base in Japan?

      Yes, I live in Tokyo.

      >I am looking for someone who can help me to buy dydo Ultraman set cans from suntory.

      Have you tried a Japanese supermarket in your country?
      Or E-bay?
      Or you could contact the DyDo company directly.
      Their address is:
      JAPAN
      Osaka, Kita-ku,
      2-2-7 Nakanoshima

      By the way, you should’ve put this comment on my related post:
      https://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2009/03/14/ultraman/
      (I even have a photo of the Ultraman Cider on that post).

      I also have a photo of two of the cans on another post here:
      https://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/hangover/

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  3. Richie September 11, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    hi,
    just wondering if you have cans to sell/can collector/or would swap/need contact in japan….so please if you know someone forward my details
    thanks

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    • tokyo5 September 12, 2009 at 1:16 am #

      What kinds of cans are you looking for?
      Just “regular” empty Japanese beer cans?

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