Punch Cola SP : The Nostalgic Cola Drink that is Made From 2 Tablets
I like powdered sport drinks, like this (Amazon.com), because they don’t take up much space to stock and whenever I want to have the drink it is very easy to make just with cold water.
When I was a boy, I also loved powdered cola. More precisely, the instant cola drink for kids is available in tablet form like Namaiki Beer, a draft-beer-like soft drink that appears in the Japanese anime “Dagashi Kashi (だがしかし)”.
Generally, those powdered soft drinks for kids are categorized as “Dagashi (駄菓子)” candies in Japan and sold for 30 yen (0.3 USD) or so in supermarkets. Since today I actually purchased the instant cola drink, let’s check it out.
Matsuyama Confectionery Punch Cola Special
What I bought this time is this Matsuyama Confectionery’s “Punch Cola Special (パンチコーラSP)” (Amazon.co.jp). I used to drink this cola in my childhood, so the packaging makes me feel nostalgic.
Those products usually consist of 2 effervescent tablets in the packet. If you want to have a drink, all you need to prepare are these tablets and some chilled water.
How to Make it
As for this Punch Cola Special, the maker recommends making the drink with 180ml water.
Put the 2 tablets into a glass of water at the same time and wait for a few minutes.
A few minutes later, you can enjoy the cola drink. This cola has a distinctive refreshing flavor and isn’t so fizzy. You might think that its taste is chemical.
According to the ingredient list on the back of the packet, the effervescent tablets of this Punch Cola SP mainly consist of sugar, starch, milk sugar, acidifiers, sodium bicarbonate, flavorings, caramel pigment, cellulose, and sweeteners.
If you want to know how the cola drink is made with the effervescent tablets, this video will help.
These instant soft drinks are popular among children in particular in Japan as making them are very interesting and just fun.
The Matsuyama’s soft drink tablets are available on some online shopping sites outside of Japan, so if you are interested, why not try them?