Japanese Snacks: Drink-Flavored Candy

Robyn Lee

If you're used to Western-style soft drinks, you'll be surprised at what you taste in Japan, where flavors are radically different. Yogurt and lemon dominate, and the Japanese were into the sports, vitamin, and energy drink market for years before Red Bull or VitaminWater hit our shelves.

But we'll get to all that.

Today, instead, we're gonna share some meta-drinks. Candies that are meant to taste like soft drinks, and I gotta admit: this is one category that I did not grow up eating. So I was wondering: is there really a big difference between grape candy and grape soda candy?

Click through the slideshow to find out.