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.
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.
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.
|Dextrose, Sugar, Starch syrup, Corn starch, Acidifier, Emulsifier, Flavoring (from milk), Colors (Monascus, Gardenia)|
|Salt equivalents||0.03 g|