The 3 Best and Most Beloved Soda Candies in Japan
I have never seen the popularity ranking concerning Japanese soda candies, but I think I know what treats 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 in almost any supermarket and convenience store.
3 Must-Try Japanese Soda Candies
Based on such criteria, today, I will introduce 3 must-try Japanese soda candies, which are loved by many people in Japan.
Asahi Mitsuya Cider Candy
First off, Asahi Mitsuya Cider Candy is a popular fizzy soda candy that recreates the taste of the classic Japanese soda pop “Mitsuya Cider”.
Mitsuya Cider is a soda drink produced and sold by the leading Japanese food company “Asahi”, and it is one of the most beloved carbonated beverages in Japan.
With a flavor associated with the Mitsuya Cider drink, the Mitsuya Cider hard candy features a slow fizz that lasts the entire time.
This product is made up of 3 regular flavors (original soda, grape, pineapple) and one limited-time flavor.
Morinaga Ramune Soda Candy
“Ramune (ラムネ)” is a classic Japanese soda drink with its roots in lemonade, which has gained popularity in some countries in recent years.
As its name suggests, Morinaga Ramune Soda Candy is a soda candy that recreates the taste of the Ramune soda pop.
The candy Ramune has a history and has been a long-time favorite in Japan.
It is a small sugar candy shaped like a tablet. It has a distinctive chalky texture and melts away in the mouth.
The name of the hard candy, “Awadama (あわだま)” means “fizzy ball” in Japanese. Awadama is a kind of “Dagashi (駄菓子)” and is favored especially by children.
When I was a kid, I too loved the soda candy and used to often suck on it. This candy is juicy and refreshing, giving you an addicting fizzy sensation.
This product is marketed by “Pine (パイン)”, the Japanese confectionery company known for Pine Ame, and is made up of 3 flavors (apple, pineapple, and grape).