Some of them appear at convenience stores in the summer and you just buy them. That is "Gari-Gari-kun". Even now, more than 30 years after its debut in 1981, it is an ice lolly that is supported by a wide range of people from children to adults.

Gari-gari is an active elementary school student living in Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture.
Gari-gari-kun Lives in Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture More than 30 years have passed since his debut, but he is still an active elementary school student.

A new version has appeared for that "biting" Gari-gari-kun. That is "Shari Shari-kun Soda". It is a new product developed with the concept of "Sucking". It will be on sale for a limited time at convenience stores in Tokyo and 6 prefectures in Tohoku on July 10.

Image of crispy soda
Shari Shari-kun soda

"Shari-Shari-kun Soda" is made by enclosing only the shaved ice part of "Shari-Shari-kun" in the middle of Garigari-kun soda in a container, and you can enjoy shaved ice with a different texture from Garigari-kun.

As the contents have changed, the packaging has also changed. "Gari-Gari-kun" wore a mask and transformed into "Shari-Shari-kun".

"Gari-gari-kun" and "Shari-shari-kun"
"Gari-gari-kun" on the left and "Shari-shari-kun" on the right.

According to Akagi Nyugyo, which manufactures Gari-Gari-kun, "Shari-Shari-kun Soda" was once sold in 2005 and 2006, and was featured in various media as a "brilliant failure" of the legendary product "Shari-Shari-kun Soda Vanilla". It is said to be a revised reprint.

This time, Shari Shari is a product aimed at revenge six years ago, but will it work? Very interesting as a fan of Gari-Gari. Of course, I want the revenge to succeed, but even if it fails, I feel that it will be exciting.

This "Shari Shari-kun Soda" is limited in quantity, so if you want to try the taste, please do so as soon as possible!