Haha, I understand. It certainly isn't for everyone! The taste is quite... well... special. It tasted so differently than what I thought it would when I first saw its color. It's always good to have tried it, though. Thanks for the recommendations! ^-^ I will note those down and try to get a hold of them when I'm able to. So much cool Japanese stuff to try out!
Haha, yes, I tried Calpis at a Japanese restaurant in Berlin. The menu just said "Popular Japanese Soft Drink", so I was very surprised when I saw it looked like milk! I found the taste alright. Not sure I would drink it on a regular basis, but I'd order it again if I had the chance. I take it that you didn't like it? x)