Has the trend toward zany, wacky, offbeat beverages perhaps gone a bit too far? I guess each of us will have to judge that one for ourselves. Before you make your decision, however, be sure to consider the case of Unagi Nobori (Surging Eel), a drink that actually contains eel. Apparently this sort of thing is not all that loony in Japan, the target market for the beverage, where eel is quite a popular dish. More here.