There's a restaurant from whom I periodically get take-out, and if you make a particular order, it apparently comes with their random free drink of the day, either something in a can or a juice-box type container. As far as I can tell, it's always something from a company called Yeo's. I've gotten a guava drink that's ok, but mostly, I find the drinks to be much sweeter than I prefer. Recently, the drink they gave me was ice lemon tea. OK, I like iced tea, I'd be willing to try that. And because I'm me, I was looking at the front of the box, and after reading it, I just started laughing.
Ummm, ok, so what particular quality makes iced tea with lemon an "authentic asian drink"? Hmmm, let's look at the ingredients: water, cane sugar, lemon juice, tea extract, natural and artificial flavors and citric acid. Yeah, screams asian with those ingredients, doesn't it? OK, it says it's a product of China. Well, heck, if that's the benchmark, then there's all kinds of authentic asian toys floating around out there.
Labels on Chinese products greatly amuse me.
One of the other free drinks I've received is a soursop juice drink. Ummm, ok, what the heck is that? Let's look at the ingredients: water, cane sugar, soursop juice, random other chemical stuff. OK, not so much helpful. No clue what soursop is, never heard of it.
OK, well, here's one description of what soursop is. And here's more information about soursop. It sounds interesting, and I'd probably be interested in trying the actual fruit, but since the fruit drink is going to be mostly sugar with maybe a hint of what soursop actually tastes like, I'm going to pass on the drink.
However, I do think that the fruit name would make a good insult term - "You are *such* a soursop!" I like it.
A co-worker got a package via FedEx a couple weeks ago, and I happened to be there when she got it, so we were looking at the package, and the label just cracked me up.
My favorite part is the fourth line of the instructions. I just think that's funny. But then as I was thinking about it further, I thought it was pretty stupid. What if they were delivering this package to a residence? What difference would it make if the person was intoxicated? They're home. If they're intoxicated and wanted more alcohol, wouldn't it actually be a better idea for more alcohol to be delivered to them rather than them having to get in a car to drive to get some, potentially putting people's lives at risk?
I also find it amusing that they ship enough alcohol so that having a ready-made label like this is necessary.