JR East Train Stations' Vending Machines Dispense Sweet Potato in a Bottle

 - Oct 12, 2017
References: housefoods-group & en.rocketnews24
Japan's JR East Water Business and House Wellness Foods recently teamed up for an unusual collaboration that will make it possible for commuters to grab roasted sweet potato drinks from vending machines at JR East train stations.

The 'Yakiimo Dayori' beverage uses artificial flavoring to mimic the sweet taste and scent of yakiimo, also known as roasted sweet potato in Japan. The sweet potato beverage is rich in dietary fiber and Vitamin E, which makes it all the more appealing to those who are interested in more than just discovering an interesting drink flavor.

Although the bottled Yakiimo Dayori drinks are sold by vending machines across East Japan, they are available as hot beverages to keep travelers warm as the weather gets cooler, serving as a comforting, easy-to-consume alternative to soup.