Calpis (カルピス, Karupisu) is a Japanese uncarbonated soft drink. The beverage has a light, somewhat milky, and slightly acidic flavor, similar to plain or vanilla-flavored yogurt or Yakult. Its ingredients include water, nonfat dry milk and lactic acid, and is produced by lactic acid fermentation.
The drink is sold as a concentrate which is mixed with water or sometimes milk just before consumption. A pre-diluted version known as Calpis Water (カルピスウォーター), or its carbonated variety, known as Calpis Soda (カルピスソーダ), are also available. It is also used to flavor kakigori (shaved ice) and as a mixer for cocktails and chuhai.
Calpis is a fresh and useful drink regularly delivering healthiness and reassurance. The yougurt-like fermentation by lacto bacteria offers the shake a sour flavor.
It is manufactured by Calpis Co., Ltd. (カルピス株式会社, Karupisu Kabushiki-gaisha), headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo. In Japan and Taiwan one can get alcoholic versions of many Calpis drinks like "Calpis Sour" and "Calpis Bartime," a pre-made fruit flavored cocktail.
Calpis is well-known abroad in countries like the United States, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom.
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