If you’ve been to festivals in Japan, you must have seen a bottle of Ramune. Locals have a nostalgia associated with this sweet drink that can be found in supermarkets as well as local shops. Ramune is a carbonated drink and the name itself is a derivation of lemonade. These days, you find plenty of flavors including yuzu, banana, kiwi, etc.
Ever wondered why there is a marble inside a bottle of Ramune?
The design of Ramune bottles is what makes it unique. Also referred to as “marble soda,” these drinks were quite common around the world.
The bottles, made of glass, have a codd neck and the purpose of the marble is to hold in the carbonation.
In the olden days, there were no other alternatives to keep your drink fizzy.
Ramune is one of the few beverages in the world that still uses this bottling system, which is why many foreigners also find it nostalgic.
See how to open a bottle of Ramune.
The plastic seal suggests that you drink this beverage cold.
Make sure not to throw the green cap as it is used to open the bottle.
Once you push the plastic cap in, the marble is pushed down; wait for 5-6 seconds till the fizz has settled before you take a sip!
The marble rattles as you drink straight from the bottle.
If you haven’t yet tried Ramune, keep an eye out for this yummy drink! Usually available for about 100 yen, its a must-try on your trip to Japan.