It looks like Coke Zero. It tastes like Coke Zero. But it has FEWER CALORIES than Coke Zero.
And how is this miracle of math performed? Apparently, Mets Cola is specially formulated with some sort of artificial fiber additive that grabs the fat in that big slab of tonkatsu you ate with it and ushers the malevolent molecules right through without stopping for a long vacation on your hips. It not only doesn’t add calories, it actually takes them away!
Nevermind that this sounds like a fairly sketchy thing to do to your body, it’s earned Mets Cola a big government seal of approval, making it safe for children throughout Japan to insist to their mothers that the litre of soda they’re drinking is actually HEALTH FOOD.
Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.