Lamune (Lemonlime, Lemonade), sweet and sour carbonated drinks

Lamune is a carbonated drink in a codd-neck bottle. The name Lamune comes from the English lemonade.

The content is sweet and sour carbonated drinks with lemon or lime flavors. In Japan, only those in a codd-neck bottle are called Lamune. Lemonade in other bottles, cans, and PET bottles are not called Lamune.

Nowadays, soft drinks in cans and PET bottles are the mainstream, so we don’t see many Lamune, but we see them sold at local souvenir shops including Lamunes of strange flavors.

What is Lamune and can I drink it?

Materials of Lamune

Sugars, flavor

Gluten-free Low-gluten Wheat-free Low FODMAPs High FODMAPs
with Beef with Pork with Daily with Egg for Vegetarian
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Ramune is sold in a traditional codd-neck bottle

The a codd-neck bottle (ball stuffing bottle) is a glass bottle invented in England in 1872, and the mouth of the bottle is sealed with marbles. It has been used for a long time in Japan as a glass bottle for holding carbonated drinks.

Most sodas are now in cans and PET bottles, but only Lamune in a codd-neck bottle is still on sale. The beverage inside is the same as before, and sour carbonated drink with lemon and lime flavors.

Try to drink Lamune!

How much ?

A little more expensive than carbonated drinks in cans or PET bottles.

Where can I get it?

Food supermarkets and souvenir shops. Not available in all stores.

Precautions when drinking Lamune

Everyone can drink Lamune with confidence.

Japanese writer’s comment for Lamune

I think few people buy Lamune for the purpose of drinking carbonated drinks. Most people buy Lamune, which they drank in the past, with nostalgia, and people who are amused to buy it in a strange container. As a result, the number of stores selling Lamune has decreased. Not all stores are available in the beverage department of food supermarkets.

In addition, the number of old-fashioned glass containers has decreased, and ramune bottles, which are partly made of plastic, have also appeared. Since the cap part comes off, we can take out the marbles inside.

On the other hand, souvenir shops sell Lamune with unusual taste. There are even ramen, curry, takoyaki, wasabi, and other products that you don’t know if they are delicious or not.