Sapporo Beer Drops

Posted in 3.0 Wasabi Pea Rating, Hard Candy at 12:22 am by Boo

Anyone else singing The Proclaimers song teardrops but substituting “beer drops” for the lyrics? No? OK, it’s just me then (and all the other people I’ve been cheerily hollering “BEER DROPS! RUNNING DOWN YOUR FACE!” at). Truly, I can not get that song out of my head.

Today I bring you Beer Drops (mustnotsingtherest), another installment in my many, many purchased food drops from the latest J-Listing. I think I bought about 12 of these things and quite possibly can cover an entire meal in candy drops. Can you imagine sitting down to a plate of curried rice food drop with a side of salad food drop and your beer food drop on the right (or left, depending on your beer drinking hand preference). Waiting on the side board would be your dessert food drop along with your after dinner food drop aperitif (or possibly coffee food drop). How…Asimovian.

I don’t think I am ready for the meal of the future quite yet. In part because the curried rice were disturbingly tasty but also because the beer drops aren’t quite there yet. The Sapporo Beer Drops are mostly a sweet hard candy with a faint mild lager taste. A sort of ‘hint of beer’ candy if you will. I briefly entertained the idea of going out and picking up some Sapporo to see if the drops tasted true to the beer in question, rather than generically lagerish, but the lazy won out and no shopping was done. Still, from what I can remember about Sapporo and from what my Favorite Guinea Pig tells me, these drops do taste more Sapporo-y than they do Guinness-y or Leinenkugel-y. I salute you again, you Mad Japanese Food Scientists! Beer Drops. Huh.

My only regret is that the sweet of the candy gets tangled up with the beer taste in a not so harmonious way. Normally beer isn’t sweet so it is a little disconcerting for me to be partaking of beer candy. If the curried rice drops could confuse the stomach into thinking there was a meal on its way, the beer drops serve only to irk the same organ. At the moment mine is hollering at me, “Sugary beer? What are you thinking? Cut it out!”

Rating of 3 Wasabi Peas out of a possible 5.


  1. Hatsu Ikioi said,

    March 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Love your site, and I went ahead and ordered ALL the sakura drops types from J-List. I will be posting them on my blog once they get here. It’s over 50 tins. One thing I noticed about Japan when I went there, they have no problem catering beer to kids. I saw a beer commercial with little kids, later I found out it was non-alcoholic. But it was funny. Keep up the great job.

  2. Boo said,

    March 29, 2010 at 10:59 am

    You are one krazy person Hatsu Ikioi, that’s a lot of food drops 🙂 It will be interesting to see what you think of them when they come in. Thanks for the comment.

  3. jason said,

    November 25, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Not a big fan of sapporo beer, prefer Ebisu more but I do like who they chose as image girls, this year it’s Mika Hazuki 🙂

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