Refreshing New Fizzy Jelly Drinks Releasing This Summer in Cute Kirby Cans

01.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

Japanese soft drink company Dydo Drinco has revealed two new drinks for spring and summer 2019: the Jelly Sparkling Melon Cream Soda and Jelly Sparkling Fruit Punch, both of which will be released on June 10.

 

The beverages are made in collaboration with the popular video game character Kirby. Every since Kirby hit the industry on the Game Boy back in 1992 his games have been enjoyed by both kids and adults alike. The fizzy drinks are a mix of refreshing carbonated jelly and nata de coco, a chewy jelly-like ingredients made from coconut water. This combination is what makes “Purusshu!! Jelly,” a new fizzy drink brand.

Purusshu!! Jelly x Sparkling Melon Cream Soda (Kirby’s Dream Land): ¥115 (Before Tax)

The drinks come canned and bottled with cute Kirby designs. There are 5 different designs to enjoy.

 

Purusshu!! Jelly x Sparkling Fruit Punch (Kirby’s Dream Land): ¥139 (Before Tax)

Enjoy a refreshment during the hot weather or during your work or study break with these tasty new drinks.

 

© Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.

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    29.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Kirby Cafe TOKYO and Kirby Cafe HAKATA will begin selling special summer-themed food and drink items on July 7. The Kirby Cafe Summer 2022 event will introduce seven peach-themed goodies to the menu through September 11. 

     

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    Summer is returning to the Kirby Cafe. Thinking of the warmer months, Chef Kawasaki has created a special menu! As a Waddle Dee, filled with great excitement, wandered through the forest…it saw tons of lush, ripe peaches. 

     

    “Huh? That pink, round peach reminds me of something…” 

     

    Then came Kirby, who was looking forward to the summer menu more than anyone else. 

     

    “Ah, that’s right! The peach looks just like Kirby!”

     

    Happy to have solved the riddle, Kirby smiled brightly at Waddle Dee. Gazing at this glorious summer scene with tons of juicy peaches ready to be eaten, he couldn’t help but imagine tons of tasty treats! Peach parfait, sparkling soda, blue jelly sparkling like the ocean…not wanting to forget these ideas, Kirby and Waddle Dee gathered the peaches and began cooking.

     

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    As expected, ATELIER MATCHA also has a sweets menu set to impress: these sweet treats feature only the best, created with the top 0.03% of total national matcha production. This insanely high-quality matcha is a part of Yamamasa Koyamaen’s ultimate matcha experience project, titled “ALL FOR ONE,” which provides these rare leaves to some of the country’s top professionals in various fields. 

     

    At opening, only limited qualities of the Supreme MATCHA Terrine, made by well-known pâtissier Toshi Yoroizuka, will be available. 

     

    These authentic matcha creations are perfect for a hot summer’s day, or as a gift for a friend. When in Tokyo, don’t miss it!

     

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    02.August.2021 | FOOD

    Starbucks Coffee Japan is releasing its new summery GO Pineapple Frappuccino® and GO Peach Frappuccino® at all branches on August 4.

     

    Starbucks Japan’s first pineapple beverage, plump and sweet

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