Recently, during 春, spring, I have discovered that Yamasaki (ヤマサキ) made a seasonal bun (during winter, there was a strawberry bun, which I LOVE), and for spring, they made a Calpis (カルピス) series. At first, my friend and I thought it would be interesting to give it a try, as we both love Calpis Water. After tasting, I however was tremendously disappointed.
I tried Calpis steamed bun, but there are various kinds such as sandwich bread, or soft round type bread which are usually eaten with butter.
The texture of the steam bun was nothing particularly different than other steamed bun, the smell of the Calpis however was quite strong. I found that the taste of the Calpis was too strong for my liking, and I would have preferred for the Calpis smell and taste to have been minimal.
However, my Japanese friend loves all of the Calpis series bread, especially the steamed bun, so maybe it was just me, and my friend who could not stand the strong smell and taste of the Calpis in the bread.
I would obviously not buy any of the Calpis bread series, but I urge those who can gets their hands on, to give it a try. Quite a unique experience, if I may say.
Have a good summer holiday everyone! Beppu is going through a typhoon at the moment, the wind is SOOO strong I swear I would fly away if I was 5-10 kg. lighter! :P