Saturday, March 7, 2015

Chinese Yogurt Drink Can Be Made into Condoms

WantChinaTimes [Taiwan]
7 March 2015

Staff Reporter

Zong Qinghou, chairman of the Hangzhou Wahaha Group, China's largest beverage company, said recently that he is fed up with internet rumors.

During this year's National People's Congress, Zong complained that his company suffered a 5 billion yuan (US$797 million) decline in sales last year due to an internet rumor about Nutri-Express, a popular milk-based drink marketed by the company, China's National Business Daily reported.

According to the rumor, if the drink is allowed to sit overnight at room temperature, it will dry out and congeal, forming a rubber-like layer that can be used to make condoms.

Zong explained that the layer is formed by congelation of protein in the milk. He proposed during the meeting that the Chinese government toughen the penalties for rumormongering and establish an authoritative platform to provide accurate information to the public, the daily said. […]

22 December 2011

Next time you're in need of some... "protection," don't bother running to the nearest Family Mart, just reach for a bottle of Wahaha's newest yogurt drink Nutri-Express! Netizens were aghast and amused this week at a blog post showing how a bottle of Nutri-Express can be turned into a latex-like substance resembling a condom. […]