Kid Beer, for kids



Oh Japan, you so crazy.

9 comments:

Bomb#20 said...

I've had this stuff and if I had to do a beer review all that need be said is "High-fructose corn syrup". Wait, I could say the same thing for Bud or Miller. Never mind.

Bomb#20 (Needs to find winter version of this and review on Beer Advocate.)

Tohoscope said...

I'm just floored by the whole marketing-beer-to-kids thing going on in these commercials. I'd almost dismiss them as hoaxes if I didn't know you could actually buy this stuff.

Super sweetened? I'm not surprised.

Bomb#20 said...

I'm just floored by the whole marketing-beer-to-kids thing . .

Only in Japan. Then again, I remember buying candy cigarettes when I was kid.

Bomb#20 said...

With a little help from Google:

http://www.oldtimecandy.com/candy-cigarettes.htm

Also through Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/King-Size-Candy-Cigarettes-Packs/dp/B000CO7IC2

I'd thought these would have been gone a long time ago.

Tohoscope said...

Candy cigarettes, maybe. But until I see a commercial where you've got kids pretending to smoke 'em it's not quite the same thing.

hillsy said...

I see nothing wrong with this...need to have the Japanese girls get the beer pouring thing down pat, by the time they are women. ;) And I love the "beer" moustaches.

Kris Overstreet said...

Feh. Europe has been giving THEIR kids REAL booze with dinner for CENTURIES.

Candy beer? Wusses.

Bruce Lewis said...

Kids drinking beer is no big deal. Prior to Prohibition, plenty of breweries sold weak beer brewed just for kids and old folks. Google "small beer".

BTW, we allow Hans a sip or two on the rare occasion. He likes beer.

DVC said...

Don't forget the "table beer" in Belgium! Generally less than 2% (sometimes pushing 4%) and served to kids with meals.

Japan just likes their gimmicks. These kids should be drinking Hoppy!