Coris Fue Ramune: Nostalgic Japanese Whistle Candy
Have you ever heard of Japanese “Ramune (ラムネ)”? and further, do you know there are 2 types of Ramune in Japan?
For the unfamiliar, one type of Ramune is the classic Japanese soda pop filled in a unique-shaped glass bottle sealed with a marble,
Ramune Soda Pop
while the other is the classic Japanese sugar candy featuring a melty, chalky texture and a refreshing, sweet taste.
The Japanese Ramune candy is typically shaped like a tablet or pastille as you can see from the most loved Ramune candy in Japan “Morinaga Ramune (森永ラムネ)“.
Morinaga Ramune Candy
Although the tablet candy Ramune 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 sweet, Ramune has over 100 years of history, and in addition to being available in various different flavors, some Ramune treats boast their own one-of-a-kind characteristics.
Coris Fue Ramune
Actually, that also applies to what I purchased this time called “Fue Ramune (フエラムネ)”, which is 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 tiny 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 Japanese sweet 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 Japanese whistle candy, Coris Fue Ramune consists of dextrose, sugar, emulsifier, acidifier, pullulan, processed starch, and flavoring.