Coris Fue Ramune : Nostalgic Japanese Whistle Candy
Have you ever heard of Japanese “Ramune (ラムネ)”? and do you know there are 2 types of Ramune in Japan?
For the unfamiliar, one type of Ramune is the classic soda pop filled in a unique-shaped glass bottle sealed with a marble,
Ramune Soda Pop
while the other type is the classic sugar candy featuring a melting chalky texture and a refreshing sweet flavor.
The Japanese Ramune candy is typically shaped like a tablet as you can see from the most beloved Ramune candy in Japan “Morinaga Ramune (森永ラムネ)“.
Morinaga Ramune Candy
Although the Ramune tablet candy is traditionally made from sugar (dextrose), potato or corn starch, and acidifiers (citric acid), today it comes in many flavors including fruit flavors.
The Japanese Ramune candy has over 100 years of history, so in addition to being available in various different flavors, some Ramune boast some one-of-a-kind characteristic.
Coris Fue Ramune
Actually, that applies to what I purchased this time, the “Fue Ramune (フエラムネ)” produced and sold by Coris, first released in 1973.
“Fue (フエ or 笛)” means whistle in Japanese and this Japanese Ramune candy has a hole at the center of it, making it possible to make a sound when you blow the candy.
With a blow of breath into the sugar candy through the tiny hole, you can easily make the high-pitched sound.
The feature of the whistle candy will definitely make kids excited. What is more, despite being sold for just about 70 yen (about 0.6 USD), this product even has a small boxed toy.
Lastly, according to the ingredient list on the back of the package, the Coris Fue Ramune whistle candy consists of dextrose, sugar, emulsifier, acidifier, pullulan, processed starch, and flavoring.