What is Kuppy Ramune ? | Commentary by Japanese webmaster | Common in Japan #3

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What is ‘Kuupy Ramune’ ??

Is it popular in Japan ?

I wrote this article to clear your question about ‘Kuppy Ramune’ in Japan

I would like to explain about ‘Kuppy Ramune’ with mainly two parts.

  • Basic Knowledge of Kuppy Ramune
  • Deep Diving into Kuppy Ramune with answering questions
    • History
    • Price
    • Related products, etc

In first part, you can get basic information about Kuppy Ramune. And next, I would like to introduce more details, with style of answering questions. You can get information with cherry pick style, in stead of reading long article.

I hope you will have more interest in Kuppy Ramune, after reading this page.

What is Kuppy Ramune ?

Kuppy Ramune:Kuppy Ramune webpage

Kuppy Ramune is very popular food in Japan. It’s kind of soft candy. Kuppy Ramune is generally for children. We can buy it in supermarkets or ‘Dagashiya’ shop (Dagashi means cheap candy, snacks). Cute Rabbit and squirrel are printed on package, which is a trademark of Kuppy Ramune in Japan.

What is Kuppy Ramune
  • Famous food in Japan, by Kakudai
  • Kind of soft candy, not a Ramune drink
  • Rabbit and Squirrel are trademark
  • Available at supermarkets, Dagashi shops, etc

Deep Diving into ‘Kuppy Ramune’

I would like to introduce more information about Kuppy Ramune in this paragraph, with Q & A style, so that you can access information easily. Please kindly open items what you want to know.


I hope you can clear your question in this part.

‘Kuppy’ has no meaning.
For easy pronunciation, ‘Guppy’ changed into ‘Kuppy’.

People call prototype products as ‘Guppy’s Ramune’ as tropical fish was printed on package. Thus, in release of ‘Kuppy Ramune’, it was once named as ‘Guppy Ramune’. However, to make pronounce more easy, the name was changed to ‘Kuppy Ramune’.

Reference : Kakudai webpage

Ramune has two meanings in Japanese

  • Kind of Soda pop
  • Soda pop flavored sweets

Kuppy Ramune is the latter.
It’s made with hardening sugar, starch and Citric acid.

Sauce : Author’s research with Japanese Dictionary

Ingredients of Kuppy Ramune are as follows :

  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Potato starch
  • Dextrin
  • Citric Acid
  • Fragrance
  • Annatto extract
  • Grape juice color

Reference : Package of Kuppy Ramune

It depends on size of the products.
The price of major products are as follows :

  • Small package 4g : JPY 10
  • Small package 10g : JPY 20
  • Small package 30g : JPY 50
  • Multi pack 4g x 10 : JPY 100
  • Volume pack 4g x 32 : JPY 300
  • Family pack 4g x 30 : JPY 300
  • Bulk pack 1kg : JPY 1,500

Author’s research in Yokohama city and online shop in Japan

Kuppy Ramune is available at various places

  • Supermarket
  • 100 yen Shop
  • DAGASHI Shop (Penny candy store)
  • Baby Goods Store

Sauce : Author’s research in Yokohama city

The producer, Kakudai started sales of Ramune candy in 1950. It was provided as consolation prize of lottery at dagashiya shop. In 1963, Ramune of Kakudai was named as Kuppy Ramune and started its sales.

Sauce : Kakudai webpage

Quotation Sauce:village vanguard wepage

Yes, the package design of Kuppy Ramune, with Rabbit and Squirrel is well known in Japan. So there are many of products.

  • Picture Book
  • Stationery
  • Smartphone case
  • Hand-cream
  • Lip Balm
  • T-Shirts, Socks
  • Umbrella

Sauce : Author’s research


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I hope you have more interest in Kuppy Ramune.

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