From the average, everyday student to the working adult, everyone needs to stay hydrated. And what better to keep us hydrated than Korean drinks we can take on the go?
While Korea has quite the reputation for cute cafes that sell smoothies and Iced Americanos, there is also a wide variety of canned and bottled drinks that will leave you refreshed while you’re on the run. Here is a list of just a couple drinks that are offered on most Korean corner stores:
One drink people have been hesitant to try is aloe vera drinks. People often associate aloe vera as something you can grow in your house or put on burns, but it offers a lot as a drink. This beverage, which comes in different fruity flavors and has a similar texture to boba, offers help to remove toxins and can help your immune system. If you haven’t tried it yet, go to your local Asian mart and pick one up!
If you don’t have time to go into a cafe to get cup of coffee, go to the nearest corner store and check out the selection of canned coffees! Korea has a well-known love for coffee, making it very accessible to everyone. Some of the popular brands for canned coffee are Let’s Be, Maxwell House, Kantata, and even Starbucks. These options will give you the energy needed to face a busy day!
With growing popularity from being mentioned in the Netflix movie, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Yakult has become known as that “Korean yogurt smoothie,” but it's more than just a tiny bottle with a foil cap. Yakult is a probiotic milk drink that helps people achieve a healthy digestive system. Although this drink was created in Japan, its popularity has grown in Korea and can now be bought at corner stores and Asian food marts.
One drink that many people already know about is Milkis. Coming in a variety of fruity flavors, Milkis is a carbonated drink available in both cans and bottles. What makes Milkis unique and refreshing is the fact that is mixed with milk to create the perfect mixture of tartness and creaminess to give you a soft push into the day.
My last suggestion to you is the one and only Banana Milk! Poured into a small bottle, it’s a drink that should be tried by everyone at least once in their lives. There are other flavors, too, including: light banana, melon, and strawberry. Although this drink isn’t necessarily surprising, it does offer a soothing aspect that will leave you refreshed after a stressful day.
With all of these revitalizing beverage options, you should be ready to go into a busy day or simply stay in and relax. There are many more not mentioned here, but you guys probably get the idea. The SnackFever Fam is always looking for new things to try, so feel free to mention drinks you'd recommend!