Kabaya Ju-C Irodori Ramune: Colorful Soda Candy Tablets
When we Japanese hear Ramune (ラムネ), what comes to mind are two different things. One is lemonade-originating soda pop, while the other is a Dagashi (駄菓子) candy.
Nowadays, the former Ramune soda drink is well-recognized in some countries, but have you ever heard of the latter Ramune candy?
It is a simple sugar candy that typically comes in tablets, featuring its refreshing taste and chalky texture that melts in your mouth.
Ramune candy has been a long-time favorite in Japan, and Morinaga Ramune Soda Candy is the most loved, as I wrote before.
Other than that, there are various Ramune candies with unique characteristics today, and this Kabaya Ju-C Irodori Ramune is also among them.
Kabaya Ju-C Irodori Ramune
The Ju-C Irodori Ramune is from the Okayama-based confectionery company Kabaya Foods.
It is a long-selling Ramune candy with a good reputation for its pleasantly refreshing taste and juicy deliciousness.
These Ramune candies have a nice chalky texture featuring their Irodori (いろどり) or their colorful hues.
The tablet has candy bits embedded throughout, which add a slightly crunchy texture to the Ramune.
As you can see in the photo, these treats come in three different flavors (colors), which, from the left, are Orange Soda, Ramune Soda, and Grape Soda.
They are not only yummy but appealing to the eye and make kids and candy lovers attracted to them.
As with other Ramune soda candies, these Ramune tablets are made only with a few ingredients.
They consist of sugar, starch syrup, and starch, flavored with acidifiers and colored with gardenia, anthocyanin, and carotenoid.