Coris Fue Ramune: Classic Japanese Whistle Candy
Have you ever tried Japanese Ramune (ラムネ)? Further, do you know it comes in 2 types?
For the unfamiliar, one is the soda pop filled in a unique-shaped glass bottle sealed with a marble.
Ramune Soda Pop
Meanwhile, the other type is the Dagashi sugar candy featuring a melty, chalky texture and a refreshing, sweet taste.
The Ramune candy is usually shaped like a tablet or pastille, as you can see from Japan’s most loved Morinaga Ramune (森永ラムネ).
Morinaga Ramune Candy
The tablet candy has over 100 years of history and traditionally consists of sugar (dextrose), potato/corn starch, and acidifiers (citric acid).
But today, it is available in many flavors, including fruit ones, and some varieties boast one-of-a-kind characteristics not seen in others,
like this Fue Ramune (フエラムネ) whistle candy.
Fue Ramune (フエラムネ) Whistle Candy from Coris
Fue Ramune (フエラムネ) was first made by the Osaka-based confectionery company Coris (コリス) in 1973.
In its name, Fue (フエ/笛) means whistle in Japanese.
And this Ramune candy has a tiny hole at the center, making it possible to make a sound.
You can hear a high-pitched sound in the video, created with a blow of breath through the hole.
Despite being sold for just 60 yen (about 0.5 USD), this product additionally has a small boxed toy, making kids excited.
|Dextrose, Sugar, Emulsifier, Acidifier, Pullulan, Modified starch, Flavoring|
|Salt equivalents||0 g|