Mid-ride drinks & snacks

#1
A long distance ride at home wouldn't be the same for me without an iced coffee milk (if you're ever in Oz I recommend Dare Double Espresso or Farmers Union Iced Coffee) along the way. In Singapore last year I found an iced coffee drink by Meiji in a 700 (or so) mL bottle that was absolutely delicious. I spent a year dreaming of riding around Chiba with a bottle of water in one bottle cage and Meiji iced coffee in the other but, now that I'm here and after searching every combi & supermarket, I can't find it anywhere, even after searching online. Has anyone seen anything like it anywhere? Any other drinks or snacks that are recommended to try while riding around the Tokyo/Chiba area?
 

joewein

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#3
My favourite drink (besides water) when cycling is van Houten cocoa. It's like liquid energy food.

I *love* coffee, but usually don't have any while cycling. It doesn't help that most of the conbini coffee and virtually all vending machine coffee is sweetened and I can't stand sweetened coffee.
 

GSAstuto

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#5
Alot of the conbini now have those pod coffee machines. I'm not partial to the sweetened stuff either. One tip - you can also get the instant coffee cups, etc for like 180yen for 4 cups. Then just use the conbini ho****er jug. Or - you can bring your own coffee crystals and make it for free!

Midride snack in the winter gotta be the pizza-man! But you need to beat Pete to the counter!

For my 'ice coffee' fix - I pull a doppio from my Rancillio and add to the current High 5 mix of the day. It's surprisingly tastey.


My favourite drink (besides water) when cycling is van Houten cocoa. It's like liquid energy food.

I *love* coffee, but usually don't have any while cycling. It doesn't help that most of the conbini coffee and virtually all vending machine coffee is sweetened and I can't stand sweetened coffee.
 
#6
I finally found Meiji iced coffee in a vending machine in the basement of a hotel in Shirahama. My fault for not looking there first... I tried the van Houtens Cocoa today on a Boso ride and it was the sugar fix that I needed at the right time. Teriyaki chicken and egg sandwiches went down well too. I'll put the pizza on my list, thanks.