I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds

If you are craving for a certain Japanese candy, well, Japan has a lot of selection which holds various tradition and meaning within them. Candies are a good recommendation for souvenirs as they are very portable and easy to distribute. This article will introduce 10 of the healthy and fun looking candies Japan has to offer. Everyone is highly recommended to try these Japanese candies afterwards!



 

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds

 

1. Kintaro Ame

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds_Kintaro Ame

This is very unique.The Kintaro Ame is an elongated candy which cross-section when cut has the same appearance.Most of these candies sold in supermarkets and department stores are the ones that are cut but those sold in the Kintaro Ame head office in Taito ward Tokyo are sold in sticks. The candies sold in bottles and bags could usually be bought at around 500 yen.

 

2. Chitose Ame

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds_Chitose Ame

Chitose Ame and Kintaro Ame are both elongated candies. Chitose Ame is an indispensable candy in the Japanese ritual which celebrates the growth of children called Shichi Go San. In this ritual, it there is a belief that if you eat the long Chitose Ame, you will have a long life. In this season, these candies become available in the convenient stores. The Chitose Ame of Fujiya is a good recommendation. A single Chitose Ame can be bought at around 100 yen.

 

3. Tankiri Ame

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds_Tankiri Ame

This is a hardened mixed soybean, sesame and ginger which is cut into a length of 2 cm. It also has  a sputum healing effect. This candy is available in supermarkets and pharmacies for 100 yen.

 

4. Bekkou Ame

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds_Bekkou Ame

Everybody in Japan surely has an experience making these tortoise-shell candies at home. Usually , the words “純露 Juntsuya “ or pure dew and “黄金糖 Koganeto “ or golden sugar are printed in its package. “純露 Juntsuya “is a recommendation for it has a tea flavor and is very popular in Japan. You can buy each at 180 yen in the supermarket.

 

5. Mizu Ame

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds_Mizu Ame

Mizu Ame or syrup is a candy of mucus-like called Nenejiko which can be eaten as it is or which can also be used as an ingredient. It is like a honey and it can be bought in the supermarket bottled in the jam corner. The price is around 200 yen.

 

6. Hakka Ame

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds_Hakka Ame

Hakka or peppermint is a Japanese specie type of mint growing naturally.  This candy is a necessity for pregnant women sick suffering from Asthma. You can buy these candies at 100 ~ 150 yen a bag.

 

7. Bee Dama Ame

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds_Bee Dama Ame

Bee Dama Ame is a candy that looks like the old Japanese toy marble (ball made of glass).At the present, it is a famous product sold in only a few Dagashiya, a retail store which sells toys and cheap sweets for children. The shop is already rare but lately, some stores are making a come back inside shopping malls so please try looking for them next time.

 

8. Ume Ame

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds_Ume Ame

The Ume Ame or Plum candy is very popular to Japanese women. Ume ame is sweet and tangy. Inside this recommended candy contains a plum paste which is called Nama Ume ame  and a sour plum powder called Koume. You can buy a bag of this candy for 150 yen.

 

9. Kuro Ame

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds_Kuro Ame

This black candy which is very popular to older people uses brown sugar is also known as a candy for the throat. The Nama Okinawa Kuroishi or Raw Okinawa Black Candy is a recommendation. Itcontains brown sugar powder in it and can be bought at 130 yen a bag.

 

10. Shio Ame

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds_Shio Ame

The Shio Ame is sold as a salt supplement to fight heatstroke. Shio ame isn’t salty. There are different flavors which can be enjoyed such as the plum, lemon and cyder. In summer, there are a lot of different flavors available. How about trying this candy for your health? You can buy them for about 100 to 300 yen.

 

Conclusion

There you go. These goodies can be bought at the supermarkets and pharmacies in pairs. They are very affordable too. Be sure to have a taste of its different flavors!

 

I want a Japanese Candy! 8 Irresistible Kinds

1. Kintaro Ame
2. Chitose Ame
3. Tankiri Ame
4. Bekkou Ame
5. Mizu Ame
6. Hakka Ame
7. Bee Dama Ame
8. Ume Ame
9. Kuro Ame
10. Shio Ame