June 19, 13 | Takako Chiba
"Ribbon Yubari Melon Soda" - Packed with juicy Yubari Melon!
The popular drink has finally reappeared! There is only a limited amount being made this summer, so you won't be able to try it any other time. It's the delicious taste of Yubari melons in "Ribbon Yubari Melon Soda."
This soda was first produced for sale in Hokkaido back in 2009, and it was released nationwide just this past year. As you can tell from the name, it is made in cooperation with Yubari Agriculture.
▲The special Yubari Agricultural mark is featured on every label.
Genuine Yubari melons are used to make this soda, so you can be sure the taste and aroma are the real thing. Combined with delicious bubbly carbonation it makes the perfect summer drink!
You may think that the taste won't be much different from the Ribbon Naporin or Ribbon Citron drinks available here in Hokkaido, but you'd be wrong!
The taste of melon is quite unique, and for those familiar with the taste, quite obviously Yubari.
By the way, is it just me or does the Ribbon-chan on this label look cuter than usual?
The drink is limited in production to the summer months, when the rich melon flavor is the most refreshing, so be sure to grab a bottle and give it a try!
Nationwide sales began on June 17th, so no matter where you are in Japan you can enjoy the great taste!
■ポッカサッポロフード＆ビバレッジ株式会社 (Pokka Sapporo Food && Beverage Co.)
http://www.pokkasapporo-fb.jp/ (English Available!)
http://www.pokkasapporo-fb.jp/ribbon/index.html (English Available!)
(Hokkaido Likers Writer - Takako Chiba)