If you aren't up on what exactly bird's nest is, listen up. This delicacy is found in a few Asian countries, particularly in China. Cave swifts create nests for their young using their own saliva and regurgitated food and someone has found out that the nest makes a great soup. The uniquely flavored nest is one of the most expensive food items on the planet and often fetches as much as $30,000 for a full red nest.
The soup made from the nests is full of iron, calcium and other nutrients and is even thought to alleviate asthma and improve the immune system. We can't imagine there is that much wonder and delight in one can of sugary drink, but let's try.
The taste: After all of the expense and energy, we thought it basically was a sweeter version of cream soda. Nothing salty about itlike the soupjust sugar and more sugar. It's carbonated just like soda and even has the color of cream soda or Red Bull. So we are calling this one: it's cream soda.
The price: We found this can for about $1.10 SGD, about $.90 USD. No other option of buying a six-pack or a fridge carton, just a single can.
Where to find it: In Singapore, most convenience stores should carry canned drinks like this one. Specifically look for 7-11 or the chilled drink selection in any grocery store. It's usually displayed right near the refrigerated green tea.
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