During the 1800’s, Commodore Perry introduced lemonade to Japan. The Japanese people loved it so much that it became a hit! However, there was the pronunciation issue and the word lemonade became what we know as of today, Ramuné.
Most people know Ramuné for its unique bottle, called the Codd-neck Bottle. The uniqueness comes from the marble inside the bottle.
“Why a marble?” you ask. Instead of a traditional bottle cap, the marble acts as the bottle cap.
Back in the day, the Ramuné makers needed a way to hold the carbonation inside,
Back in the day, the Ramuné makers needed a way to hold the carbonation inside, and this technological piece allowed them to do just that.
The carbonation from the soda pushes the marble upwards, pushing it against a rubber seal. This creates the airtight seal, allowing it to hold onto the bubbly goodness for a long time.
The flavors of Ramuné started as lemon-based, but over time evolved to become its own unique taste.