A few years ago, when Square-Enix decided to launch a “exlixer” style beverage to commemorate the release of the FF7 movie, it came in a magical, faceted blue plastic and glass container. Of course, the container was held in a box, which concealed which type of bottle it contained (collect at 6!), but nonetheless it was magical. A mere glance was sufficient to conclude that it infused with some ethereal mana of life, that would instantly give you full MP and HP for the coming boss battle. Which totally made up for the way it tasted like absolute crap.
The newer version of said elixer looks anything but magical. It looks like a cheap soda can. Considering that Japan prevalently packages alcoholic beverages in aluminum cans, it contains even more disappointment and less magic than usual. But somehow, looking at the white box, batsu fell into a time slip and impulsively purchased one of the newer FF13 potions. Upon opening the box, she realized this error.
Blast and damnation! Who cares what figure that is – what a rip!
It sat in the fridge for a week or so – remembering the vile serum contained within the aforementioned truly magical elixers. But then one day, I realized that I needed a boost to finish a project for work. Expecting the worst, it surprisingly had a pleasant lychee-like aloe taste. Something definitely worth drinking again, if it only appeared to be magical.