CALPIS is sold as CALPICO® Concentrate in United States
In 1902, Kaiun Mishima, the founder of today’s Calpis Co., Ltd. traveled to mainland China- a land that youths of his generation were drawn to- in search of unlimited possibilities and the realization of dreams. While visiting Mongolia one day, Kaiun had a opportunity to drink the sour milk that the nomads there drank daily; he had been amazed by the delicious flavor and invigoration it yielded. His digestion, which had been weakened by the long journey, was resorted to normal, and he found that both his body and his mind were refreshed by the power of cultured milk.
In 1915, Kaiun left the business he had actively pursued in China from age 25 to 38 and returned to Japan to start a new business based on the clues provided by his encounter with cultured milk in Mongolia. In pursuit of health of body and mind, he launched CALPIS the world’s first lactobacilli drink. For more than 85 years, CALPIS has continued to be loved far and wide.
In 1991, CAPY U.S.A. Inc. (presently CALPIS AMERICA, Inc.) was founded in Los Amgeles (U.S.A.) and started distributing CALPICO® Concentrate which is export version of CALPIS.
Now, CALPIS and CALPICO® win a lot of fans all over the world.