A sour-tasting drink make from cow’s milk fermented with certain bacteria.
- During a yearlong period ending in early September, sales of flavored milk grew 5.5 percent, while sales of packaged milkshakes, soymilk, kefir and milk substitutes also experienced substantial increases.
- Popular nonalcoholic beverages other than fruit juices include Turkish-style coffee, a thin yogurt drink called kefir, and a tea known as salep.
- If the name sounds vaguely familiar, it's because most of us know this microscopic life form as acidophilus, an ingredient commonly found in yogurt, kefir and a few fermented foods.
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