Reiwa era is just starting in Japan, and Japanese candy manufacturer Kintaro Ame Honten has released new panda hard candy in cooperation with Ueno Information Center to celebrate it.
Japan has unique candies which can be hard to find elsewhere. Supposing you would like to try some, how would you go about ordering them?
Besides making a great drink of tea or matcha milk, matcha green tea is also used as ingredient for chocolates. Japanese matcha chocolates give you that superb matcha taste without having to whisk your own matcha powder. See 5 delicious examples of matcha green tea chocolates inside.
Sours are loved everywhere, and Japan is no exception. If anything, Japanese sour candies seem to have a particularly hard kick. Contains 6 great examples of popular Japanese sour candies, and as a bonus you'll learn how to say "sour" in Japanese too.
Japanese chocolates range from obscure local ones, copies of western ones all the way to ones with strange local twists, such as where you have to dig through your chocolates to find hidden gummies inside. Read on to see a big list of 29 Japanese chocolates.
Kinako roasted soy flour is often used to give a special flavor to Japanese sweets. It was used in Japan even before sugar was available. It is a powdery sweet substance that goes well with mochi rice cakes, but is used for candy too and even eaten with ice cream. Here are three sweet examples.
Japanese "kokuto" brown sugar is made with slow cooking and is claimed to prevent tooth decay, improve resistance to stress, and even lower cholesterol. Here are some examples of brown sugar snacks Candy Japan has sent out to subscribers in the past.
Have some guests coming over and want to offer them a traditional Japanese experience? Bring a plate of senbei snacks and cups of green tea. Here are some examples of senbei rice crackers you can get in Japan.
Meiji is the biggest chocolate manufacturer in Japan with a hundred year history and over a billion dollars in annual sales. Here are 14 examples of their candies and snacks you can get in Japan.
Japan, the land of rare Pokemon candies. Here's a list of the Pokemon hard candies, pretzels, wafers and more that we've sent to subscribers so far.
Japanese sweet potatoes differ from American ones in that they are denser and starchier. In Japan they are known as "satsumaimo". Here are some examples of satsumaimo products sold locally, such as chips, chocolates and other snacks. Sweet potato benefits are claimed to include de-wrinkling your face, if you believe Olivia Munn.
Japanese gummy candies have an amazing variety. From frog-themed gummies to strange tearable ones, all the way to character gummies such as Super Mario, Ultraman and Splatoon. There's even one where you have to dig through chocolate to find the gummies hidden inside. See full list of 26 candies below.
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Everything from tiger mousse cakes to white chocolate elephants, with even an orange and lemon slow loris mousse on offer.
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While accurately reproducing the shape of a real grand piano, this chocolate piano is a scale model and is entirely edible.
This à la mode "pomu pomu pudding" was just announced to go on sale in Japanese Mini Stop convenience stores starting April 26th. Mini Stop is hoping customers celebrating Japanese Children's Day on May 5th or Mother's Day on May 8th will buy it in droves.
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In Japan potato chips come in even more varieties than what you may be used to back home.