Unagi In A Can: Japan Serves Up 'Surging Eel'

As summer heats up, you can crack open a cold one — or reel in a "Surging Eel," a new drink in Japan. The canned beverage is yellow and fizzy. It contains five vitamins and extracts from the head and bones of eel.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

In the summer heat, you could crack open a cold one — or reel in an eel, as in Surging Eel. That's a new drink in Japan. The canned beverage is yellow and fizzy. It contains five vitamins, and it's got extracts from the head and bones of eel. The drink is out just in time for Japan's eel eating season. It sells for a fraction of the cost of the popular broiled eel, kabayaki, but it's got the same delicious flavor.

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