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Mixing the Unmixable - Cream Soda and Milk
Mixing the Unmixable: My Unexpected Journey with Banana Cream Soda and Milk If you had told me a month ago that I'd be raving about...
From Japan to the Bay Area: Story Behind Shonen Soda
Ryan Hashimoto's journey from Tokyo to the Bay Area is somewhat weird. At 7, when Ryan first stepped into the U.S., it was the beginning...
Shonen Soda: Where Japan Meets America in a Bottle
The Cultural Fusion of Flavors: Shonen Soda's East Meets West Shonen Soda mixes the best of Japan and America, creating sodas that remind you of...
Soda Manufacturing Process

My first step in Shonen was to find a beverage development company. Basically, the beverage “architect” helped us with flavor formulations, product consulting, ingredient sourcing, etc. Since I had absolutely no idea about the beverage industry, they were the people that assisted me with literally everything. After working with the...

Our First News Article! BaySpo News

We got our first article!! A major thanks to @bayspo_sf_topnews for sharing the Shonen story. BaySpo is the number 1 Japanese-American news media that publishes Japanese articles in Northern California. We are so fortunate to be part of the conversation in the food and beverage market, especially the proper celebration...

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Recent posts

Mixing the Unmixable - Cream Soda and Milk
Mixing the Unmixable: My Unexpected Journey with Banana Cream Soda and Milk If you had told me a month ago that I'd be raving about...
From Japan to the Bay Area: Story Behind Shonen Soda
Ryan Hashimoto's journey from Tokyo to the Bay Area is somewhat weird. At 7, when Ryan first stepped into the U.S., it was the beginning...
Shonen Soda: Where Japan Meets America in a Bottle
The Cultural Fusion of Flavors: Shonen Soda's East Meets West Shonen Soda mixes the best of Japan and America, creating sodas that remind you of...