Lotte Suika Bar: Must-Try Japanese Popsicles Vol.2
It is August, and we are halfway through the summer. But the heat is still fierce, plus heavy rain is now hitting Niigata, where I live.
Nonetheless, when I stopped by a 7-Eleven today, I felt like a popsicle and grabbed one named Suika Bar (スイカバー: meaning Watermelon Bar) from Lotte.
Suika Bar Big from Lotte
Suika Bar (Price: 110 yen) is a watermelon-flavored ice pop summer treat almost as well known as Akagi Nyugyo’s Garigari Kun and meets my criteria of a must-try Japanese popsicle.
Lotte started to sell the frozen snack in 1986, and now, it has become a favorite summer refreshment for many people in Japan.
As its name suggests, Lotte Suika Bar has the shape and colors of a watermelon slice. It contains 5 percent watermelon juice and deliciously recreates the fruit’s taste and texture.
The black things imitating seeds are chocolate puffs, which go a long way in the popsicle, giving the watermelon flavor a good accent.
|Sugar, Watermelon juice, Starch syrup, Chocolate puff (including dairy products and wheat), Salt, Polysaccharide thickener, Agar, Cellulose, Acidifier, Colors (Vegetable pigment, Safflower yellow, Monascus, Gardenia), Flavoring, Soy emulsifier, Brightener|
|Salt equivalents||0.076 g|