JAPAN is well known for its extraordinary to oddball NPD and there is no exception with Coca-Cola there announcing a first among its scores of beverage selections – a heated carbonated drink. After four years of development, CCJapan is putting a hot Canada Dry Ginger Ale in vending machines from next month. The company has managed to maintain the carbonation during the heating process. The ginger ale is packaged in self heating aluminium cans that use a double chamber design with a water and calcium oxide reaction to warm the drink. Already canned hot tea and coffee are available in Japan.