Kabaya Ju-C Irodori Ramune: Colorful Soda Candy Tablets
When we Japanese hear the word “Ramune (ラムネ)”, that reminds us of two different things. One is the lemonade-originating soda pop called Ramune, and the other is Ramune known as a “Dagashi (駄菓子)” candy.
It seems the classic Japanese soda drink, Ramune is quite well-recognized in some countries, but have you ever heard of Japanese Ramune candy?
The classic Japanese treat, Ramune is actually a simple sugar candy featuring its refreshing slight fizz and chalky texture that melts in your mouth, which mostly comes in tablet form.
When I think of Ramune candy tablets, what comes to my mind right away is Morinaga Ramune Soda Candy because it is one of the most beloved fizzy candies in Japan.
Other than Morinaga Ramune Soda Candy, today there are a variety of Ramune candies available in Japan each of which has unique characteristics.
Kabaya Ju-C Irodori Ramune
For example, this Ju-C Irodori Ramune from Kabaya is a long-selling Ramune candy with a good reputation for its pleasant refreshing taste and juicy deliciousness.
These Ramune tablets have a nice chalky texture and are especially characterized by their colorful hues or Irodori. In the treat, tiny hard candy bits are embedded throughout, so the light-colored Ramune has a slightly crunchy bite.
As you can see in the photo above, the product contains three different flavors (colors) of Ramune tablets, from the left, Orange Soda flavor, Ramune Soda flavor, and Grape Soda flavor.
As with other Ramune soda candies, these Ramune tablets are made from only a few ingredients, that is, sugar, starch syrup, and starch, and they are flavored with acidifiers and colored with gardenia, anthocyanin, and carotenoid.