The 3 Most Beloved Soda Candies in Japan

I have never seen the popularity ranking concerning Japanese soda candies, but I think I know what soda candies are standard and popular since I was born and raised in Japan.

For example, I think the number of customer reviews shows the popularity of a product. Besides, even now I see several fizzy candies I used to eat as a kid being sold in almost any supermarket and convenience stores.

3 Must-Try Japanese Soda Candies

Based on my standards, today I will introduce 3 must-try Japanese soda candies that are loved by many people in Japan.

Asahi Mitsuya Cider Candy

Mitsuya Cider Candy Asahi Mitsuya Cider Candy

Asahi Mitsuya Cider Candy is a popular fizzy soda candy that recreates the taste of a classic Japanese soda pop “Mitsuya Cider”.

Mitsuya Cider is a soda pop produced and sold by a leading Japanese food compony “Asahi”, and is one of the most beloved soda drinks in Japan.

This Mitsuya Cider hard candy has a flavor close to the Mitsuya Cider drink and is characterized by a slow fizz that lasts the entire time.

The product consists of 3 basic flavors (original soda pop, grape, pineapple) and one limited-time flavor.

Morinaga Ramune Soda Candy

Morinaga Ramune Soda Candy Morinaga Ramune Soda Candy

Ramune (ラムネ)” ( is a classic soda drink that represents Japan, which has been becoming popular in the world in recent years.

As the name indicates, Morinaga Ramune Soda Candy is a fizzy candy that recreates the taste of the Japanese Ramune soda pop.

The Ramune candy has a long history and, in fact, is one of the most famous sweet treats in Japan.

It is a small-tablet-shaped chalky sugar candy, so when you crunch the candy, it melts away with a pleasant slight fizz.

Pine Awadama

Pine Awadama

Pine Awadama

The product name, “Awadama (あわだま)” means “fizzy balls” in Japanese. This product is famous as a “Dagashi (駄菓子)” candy in Japan.

When I was a kid, I loved the soda candy and used to suck on it. Even now Awadama is loved by many Japanese.

The hard candy is juicy and refreshing in taste and gives you an addicting fizzy sensation.

The product consists of 3 flavors (apple, pineapple, and grape), and a Japanese confectionery company well-known for its pineapple candy, “Pine (パイン)” produces and sells it.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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