What is Boom Boom Lemon as Netflix's Kate sparks interest?

Amber Peake September 10, 2021

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Netflix’s new action thriller, Kate, dropped on the popular streaming platform today, Friday, 10 September. As many watch the new release, some have since taken to social media as they are curious to know what protagonist Kate’s obsession with Boom Boom Lemon is all about. 

What is Boom Boom Lemon?

Boom Boom Lemon is a Japanese soda drink that features within Netflix’s new action-thriller Kate which was released today, Friday, 10 September.

The 2021 film follows protagonist Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a trained assassin, as she tries to escape the killing business. After missing a shot on the job, Kate realises she has been poisoned and has limited time to live.

Despite her impending death, she goes on to seek revenge as she hunts down the person responsible for her poisoning.

The soda is mentioned throughout the film and causes an unlikely friendship between Kate new friend Ani (Miku Patricia Martineau), who both have a mutual appreciation for the fizzy beverage.

Slice of lemon in Soda water.
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Is it a real soda?

Unfortunately, Boom Boom Lemon seems to be fictional, meaning it only exists within the Netflix film’s universe.

According to Can Museum, a similarly named drink named Boom Lemon was previously sold and distributed in Israel in the 1980s, although it is not known if the drink is still around.

Some fans have also linked the fictional beverage to real-life energy drink brand Boom, which has a lemon flavoured shot drink:

While there may not be a specific drink called Boom Boom Lemon, a popular Japanese citrus flavoured drink is Fujiya Lemon Squash.

The drink has been around since the 1970s, with many recognising it for its black and white polka dot packaging.

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Twitter reacts to the fictional drink

Following its feature in the new Netflix movie, fans have taken to Twitter as some admit they would like to try the lemon flavoured beverage for themselves:

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.