Kabaya Ju-C: One of Japan’s Favorite Ramune Candies

Ramune (ラムネ) may remind you of a Japanese soda drink originating from lemonade. But there is another Ramune in Japan, which is not a beverage but a tablet of sugar candy. 

The Ramune treat has more than 100 years of history and traditionally consists of sugar/dextrose, starch (potato/corn), and acidifier/citric acid, featuring its chalky texture and refreshing taste.

Today, it comes in various flavors, and well-known products include Morinaga Ramune Soda Candy and this Kabaya Ju-C.

Kabaya Ju-C

Kabaya Ju-C Cider

Ju-C (ジューC) is a long-selling Ramune candy from Kabaya Foods released in 1965, earlier than Morinaga Ramune Candy introduced in 1973.


Kabaya Ju-C Cider Flavor Ramune Candy Tablets

This time, I picked up the cider flavor with a similar taste to Sprite or Mitsuya Cider.

According to the official site of Kabaya Foods, Ju-C is also available in grape and glucose flavors. 


Unlike Morinaga Ramune Candy, the Ju-C Ramune contains tiny candy bits throughout the tablet. It is like chalk and slowly melts away when chewing.

These treats are neither sour nor acidic but have a deliciously refreshing flavor, highly recommended to Ramune beginners.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Kabaya Ju-C Cider Flavor Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Dextrose, Sugar, Starch syrup, Corn starch, Acidifier, Emulsifier, Flavoring (from milk), Colors (Monascus, Gardenia)

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Tube (24 Grams)
Calories 87 kcal
Protein 0 g
Fat 0.1 g
Carbohydrates 22.9 g
Salt equivalents 0.03 g


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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