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How to Open Ramune?

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When one thinks about Japanese beverages, Pocari Sweat, Calips, or even classic green tea may come to mind. Another one that comes to mind is ramune. Originally having a zesty, bubblegum-like flavor, this carbonated beverage has since been produced in a huge variety of other flavors. Its unusual bottle design, which tapers part of the neck to form a little chamber at the top of the bottle, makes it easy to identify. The pressure of the carbonated beverage seals a stone at the top of the bottle, which is called a "Codd-neck bottle." Anyone who has never opened one before might find it confusing.

 

What is Ramune?

What is Ramune?

Japan is known for its carbonated soft drink ramune. The word "ramune" is said to have originated from the English word "lemonade." The codd-neck bottle stops the marble from escaping, making it entirely safe, particularly for kids. The original ramune packaging is significant to the people because it arouses feelings of nostalgia. When drinking, consumers must push and then let go of the marble, which remains in the bottle's neck and continues to jingle. Since Ramune is a well-known sparkling beverage for hot weather, many people feeling nostalgic and associate its rattling sound as marble drops with the summer.

ramune bottle design

Ramune is a difficult Japanese soda to master, and thanks to the glass marble on top, it makes for a highly interesting Japanese drinking experience holding the carbonation to keep the drink fizzy. Since ramune is regularly served at Japanese celebrations, known as matsuri in Japanese, they are generally accessible. However, opening a bottle of Japanese ramune can be difficult, especially if it's your first time. Here's a simple guide on how to open ramune.

 

How to Open a Ramune Bottle?

How to Open a Ramune Bottle?

Opening the bottle is where the enjoyment of sipping ramune begins. Few individuals are aware of how to open the bottle due to its unusual design. Of course, if you don't know how to open Ramune's bottle, you can't claim to know everything there is to know about it. Don't worry; we've got you covered so that you may quickly become an expert. Undoubtedly, the first time you open a bottle of Ramune, you could find it a little confusing. Allow us to walk you through each step. Here's a complete guide on how to open a fizzing bottle of ramune soda.

 

Step 1: Remove the Seal and Take out the Opener

Remove the Seal and Take out the Opener

The top plastic seal needs to be removed first. The seal often includes a pre-cut portion that simplifies the process, making it quite easy to complete. After removing the seal, you will see a plastic cap with a short cylindrical portion sticking out from the flat, circular top. This tool will be used to move the marble. Sometimes, the cap contains this plunger tool; in such cases, you can simply pop out the required portion and throw it away.

 

Step 2: Push the Glass Marble

pushing the glass marble

As soon as you get the bottle opener in your hands, place it so that the cylindrical portion faces the marble and touches it on the top of the bottle. The marble should be visible through the little circular opening in the bottle's cap. If you press down on the flat top of the tool after it is in position, the marble should eventually pop down into the chamber below. Before using all of your energy, ensure you are pushing down on a flat surface, and you have a strong grip on the bottle because pressing down on the ramune stopper may be challenging and require considerable pressure.

 

Step 3: Enjoy!

drinking ramune

You are now free to savor the crisp flavor of a ramune soda because the marble is finally inside the chamber and out of the way. After the carbon dioxide gas has settled down, release the marble and drink. Once you start drinking, you can quickly discover that even sipping soda might be quite difficult. The marble will fall back into the opening and prevent the sweet nectar from escaping if you try to take a large gulp and tilt the bottle up rapidly. The secret is to carefully tilt the bottle up as you take a sip. You should be able to drink the soda without any difficulty if you tilt the bottle and manage to trap the marble between the two grooves.

 

During the first few efforts to open the bottle, there may be spills or leaks of liquid. It could take some practice to be able to open the bottle precisely. But the sensation of opening a bottle in this method is what makes it so great. Many people believe that going on this journey while visiting the Land of the Sun is essential. So, try it now!

 

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Ramune flavors

And you're done now! Your ramune opening journey is now complete, and trying all the flavors is the next thing you should try. There are always more fantastic tastes to sample, so don't worry! From the traditional Japanese sakura ramune to the lemon-lime classic! Even more daring dishes like takoyaki or French fry ramune are available. Fortunately, you don't need to look much further to buy Ramune. Simply visit the Japan Crate to get started. Perhaps, you want a monthly box of Japanese treats as well? All you have to do to do that is sign up for one of our membership services plans here at Japan Crate. Order your first crate right now!


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