Burger King China’s PooPoo Smoothie Is Apparently Better Than Its Name Would Imply

Here’s another to add to the list of product names that don’t travel well: Burger King China’s PooPoo Smoothie, which may conjure up images of… well, I’d rather not say, but your inner grossed-out 8-year-old knows what I mean, but which has nothing to do with excrement and is apparently not awful.

Kotaku writer Eric Jou went to a BK in China to try out a PooPoo Smoothie for himself and declared it “delicious.”

“Keep in mind that this unfortunate name is only the English name of the beverage,” he writes. “In Chinese the beverage is called something along the lines of ‘mango ice smoothie with blow up pearls cold beverage.'”

The beverage also contains mysterious “pearls,” which are supposed to explode as you drink the smoothie.

“I’m not exactly sure what the pearls are made out of,” writes Jou. “It feels like eating a piece of pulp. The staff at hand in Burger King didn’t know. They also didn’t know that their newest smoothie’s name is related to poop.”

[via Time.com]

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  1. C0Y0TY says:

    Um… The English name for this beverage is really Bubble Tea. Someone at BK China is misinformed or deliberately messing with corporate.