Mitsuya Cider Candy with the Flavor of a Soda Drink
When it comes to carbonated beverages, I sometimes crave a classic Japanese soda pop called “Mitsuya Cider” when I’m thirsty.
In fact, a while ago, to buy that fizzy drink, I went to a 7 Eleven convenience store near my house, and here it is.
Mitsuya Cider Soda Drink
Mitsuya Cider is a long-time favorite of Japanese people. As you can see from the brand logo, it was created in 1884, more than 100 years ago.
Today, the soda beverage is produced and sold by the leading Japanese soft drink manufacturer “Asahi”, and widely enjoyed by people of all generations.
Although its name includes “Cider”, the flavor isn’t what is typically referred to in English-speaking countries. Japanese “Cider” actually has a flavor like a cross between Ginger Ale and Sprite.
Mitsuya Cider has a moderate fizz and a refreshing flavor that everyone can like, and the beverage can be bought at almost any grocery store around the country.
Now, because of its deep-rooted popularity, Asahi Mitsuya Cider is also available in candy form, which I bought this time for this blog article.
Mitsuya Cider Candy
What I introduce here “Mitsuya Cider Candy” is the product shown above, which is made up of three basic flavors (original soda, pineapple, grape) and one limited-time flavor (currently, melon).
Among them, only the original soda candy has fizzy powder in it, which, with a slight fiz, makes your tongue tingle.
The other fruit-flavored hard candies (pineapple, grape, melon) are somewhat sugary rather than fruity as they are flavored after actual fruit-flavored Mitsuya Cider drinks.
Next, let’s see the ingredients. Based on the label on the back of the package, the Asahi Mitsuya Cider Candy mainly consists of sugar, starch syrup, vegetable fat, concentrated fruit juice (pineapple, grape, muskmelon), acidifier, sodium bicarbonate, flavoring, and colors (Cape jasmine, monascus).
The Asahi Mitsuya Cider Candy has now become one of the most popular soda candies in Japan. In fact, if you give it a try, from the hard candy, you will get a pleasant refreshing sensation that makes you satisfied.