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Vegan Popsicles by [Atelier Rucca] are Made with 100% Organic, Seasonal Okinawan Fruits

post : 2020.10.27 07:00

The vegan popsicles from Atelier Rucca are made with 100% seasonal Okinawan fruits and other natural ingredients that are also grown pesticide-free. I’m happy to report that they’re now available at "Wagaya-no Hal Lab Shoten" (3-4-1 Mekaru, Naha City)!! They contain no additives or preservatives and are surprisingly slow to melt even in the hot heat of Okinawan summers. These cool, icy treats are not too sweet and are kind to the body, while keeping the simple deliciousness of the wonderful ingredients.

Hal Lab Shoten is a popular shop in the Naha Shintoshin area that sells organic, naturally grown ingredients.


I asked Kaori Son, who presides over Atelier Rucca, about her vegan popsicles made from naturally grown, pesticide-free fruits.

"We use pesticide-free ingredients of the season cultivated by local farmers, so that not only vegans but also those with allergies, those who need to consider their physical condition, and those who are health conscious can enjoy them with peace of mind. When I purchase the fruits that I use for the popsicles, I ask my supplier, Hal Lab Shoten, about the farmers who grow the fruits, about their thoughts and feelings on the fruits they grow. I listen and choose each ingredient carefully."

Since seasonal fruits are used, the ingredients change depending on the time of year, and although they contain plenty of quality ingredients, they are sold at a price range that are quite affordable (¥260/¥280/¥300/¥320). For example, the Shima banana (the smaller, local bananas) popsicle, which is popular with everyone from children to adults, costs ¥260. My personal recommendation is the cacao nibs and mint, which is available for ¥300. The harmony between the pesticide-free mint and the not-too-sweet cacao is exquisite, a treat for the mature taste.

Atelier Rucca is currently preparing ways to take orders from and deliver to areas across the country. Until then, drop by and enjoy them at the Hal Lab Shoten in Naha City.


Available at: Wagaya-no Hal Lab Shoten
Address: 3-4-1 Mekaru, Naha City, Okinawa
Telephone: 098-943-9575
Hours: 11:00 to 19:00 (Last Order at 18:00) or Closed When Sold Out
Closed: Fridays & 3rd Thursday of the Month

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