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Shonen's Inspiration

It's been a while since I've posted a blog... so my bad!

I recently had the pleasure to make a nostalgic trip back to Japan, the birthplace of the inspirations behind Shonen. This journey was more than just a homecoming, but it was a chance to revisit the places of what makes Shonen Soda special and to share with you the culture that sparked its creation.

The Charm of Japanese Dagashi Stores

One of the highlights of my trip was visiting the old stores in my hometown, where I used to spend countless hours as a kid. These stores, known as "Dagashi-ya," are a huge part of Japanese culture, selling a variety of cheap snacks known as "Dagashi." Walking into these stores felt like stepping into a time capsule, where every corner was filled with colorful candies, quirky snacks, and, of course, a selection of delightful Japanese sodas. (kinda sick photo no?)

Rediscovering Classic Japanese Drinks

Among the many treasures in these Dagashi stores were some classic Japanese drinks that have long held a special place in my heart. Can't lie, these left lasting memories with their unique flavors. Here are a few that particularly stood out...

1. Ambasa

Ambasa is a milky soda that has been a favorite in Japan for decades. Its smooth texture and subtle sweetness make it a comforting drink that's perfect for any occasion. The nostalgic taste of Ambasa was one of the inspirations behind our Shonen Soda, as we aimed to capture that same comforting essence in our own cream sodas.

2. Milk Seiki

Milk Seiki, also known as Milkshake, is a creamy drink that's reminiscent of a milkshake but with a uniquely Japanese twist. The rich creaminess of Milk Seiki inspired us to ensure that every bottle of Shonen Soda delivers that cream flavored after taste!

Bringing Japanese Flavors to the US

Whether you're enjoying our soda on its own or creating your own soda, we hope that each sip transports you to the nostalgic streets of Japan, where the simple pleasures of Dagashi and classic drinks bring joy to all.

Thank you for joining me on this journey down memory lane. Stay tuned for more stories, new flavors, and exciting updates from Shonen Soda. And as always, visit us at www.shonensoda.com to explore our range of delicious, Japanese-inspired cream sodas.

Kanpai! (cheers in Japanese btw)

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