I grabbed these little ice pops, called mysteriously Calpis Ice Bars, in the frozen section of Mitsuwa Market because the idea of a sweet milk ice sounded great. Well, I am so happy to report that Calpis Ice Bars are better than great. They're stupendous and I am crazy about them.
The mild taste is hard to explain, kind of like a buttermilk sorbet. Not too sweet with a hint of acidity, it's so yummy that I feel like my craving for them once the box is finished (which is bound to be tonight after I write this) will drive me to make another trek into New Jersey to get them soon.
Calpis, by the way, is an non-carbonated drink popular in Japan and over the world. Apparently a version called Calpico is even distributed in the US.