Capt'n Hook and I have the privilege to attend this function at Havana @ Changkat Bukit Bintang to introduce a couple more flavours in the Hot-Can series. What piqued us was this creative aluminium can could actually heat up the contents by just pressing a button at the bottom of the can, give the can a few shakes and you'll have a hot drink right out from the can. Yes, amazing isn't it?
One of the owner and inventor, Dato' Kenneth Kolb spoke on how this concept worked. Seems that Hot-Can has developed a special double chambered aluminum can which contains the beverage in the outer chamber and holds water and calcium oxide (quick lime) separately in the inner chamber. When the button at the bottom of the can is pressed, the water mixes with the quicklime, starting an exothermic reaction that heats the contents of the outer chamber in less the 3 minutes by 50-55°C to give you a piping hot drink.
You can see here that after not long the button is suppressed, white smoke can be seen. This is the reaction of the lime and water. Next you can just leave it and watch the indicator which can turn red when it's really hot. Luckily the sip hole on the can is rather tiny to prevent one from burning their lips or tongue.
Hot Choc and Cafe Latte flavours were launched sometime back and this time round we got to taste Mocha. Hot Tea should be out by now as well. You should be able to find it in a supermarket or convenience stores. The Mocha has the right balance of chocolate and coffee, best is the sweetness level which is just nice for me. However the Cafe Latte is too mild in taste for most of us.
Capt'n Hook poured this Hot Choc out for BoiBoi to taste since the drink can get very hot like up to 65°C! Hmm this hot chocolate is just like thick homemade hot cocoa. Nice.
With this technology, the world of hot beverages just opens up to the possibility of having hot soup straight out from a can and also no surprise when Capt'n Hook asked if sake would be in the pipe line hahaha but sadly it was a NO since Hot-Can is certified halal.
Thank you to Nazeen and Lilyana for this invite.