Japan Cools Down with Fizzy Eel Energy Drink

Yellow-colored beverage made from head and bone extracts
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2008 2:58 PM CDT
A Chinese vendor waits for customers at a stall selling eels in Beijing, China, Sunday, July 1, 2007.    (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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(Newser) – A new fizzy, yellow-colored canned drink is hitting shelves in Japan this month, and it contains an unusual ingredient—eel. Unagi Nobori, or "Surging Eel," is made from the extracts from the head and bones of eel and five vitamins. "It's mainly for men who are exhausted by the summer's heat," a company spokesman tells the AP.