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Why Japanese Sweets are So Special?
Japanese candy makers frequently use traditional flavors and ingredients in their creations, giving them a distinctive taste that cannot be duplicated outside of Japan. This range of products makes Japanese candies distinctive.
Japanese candy evolved during Japan’s Showa period (1926-1989), when kids would often visit dagashiya – specialist candy stores that sold low-priced candies targeted at children. Typical examples of popular dagashi sweets include ramune soda-flavored candy, candy cigarettes, Cheeto or cheese puff-like snacks, corn puffs, milk-flavored candies, caramel cubes, and Big Katsu, a kind of breaded fish snack. There are still a few traditional dagashi shops left today that you can visit if you are in Japan.
Candy from Japan includes various types such as milky, gummy or jelly candies.
Are Japanese candies healthier?
Because the types of Japanese snacks and candy vary, similarly to snacks from countries all around the globe, some tend to be more healthy than others. For example, more traditionally crafted wagashi made from ingredients like rice, sesame, fruit juice, and green tea tend to have less sugar and more grains. In addition, some modern candies, such as gummies, have several vitamins and collagen to help include health-conscious consumers in Japan. Another natural sweet incorporated into traditional Japanese candy is the sweet potato. Because sweet potato is already naturally sweet, creating hard candy and other enjoyable snacks without adding unnecessary sweet syrup or ingredients makes these types of candy a little more healthy than others on the market. All in all, candies with additives like matcha green tea, sesame, and baked sweet potato add health benefits like antioxidants, collagen, vitamins, and minerals.
Some examples of milky japan candy:
- Milky Peko-Chan Chitose Candy - White
- Milky Peko-Chan Chitose Candy - Red
- Milky Peko-Chan Candy - Yubari Melon
- Milky Peko-Chan Benihoppe Strawberry Candy
- Milky Peko-Chan Candy - Amaou Strawberry
Some examples of japanese candy jelly:
- Toraya Small Yokan
- Otsuka Pocari Sweat Jelly Pouch
- Fruit Jelly Candy from TIK Tok Hit Or Miss TikTok Challenge Fun Party Supply
- Fida Jumbo Bonelle Italian Jelly Candy Wrapped,
Some examples of japanese candy gummy
- Kabaya Pureral Gummy Candy Apple
- Bourbon Fettuccine Sour-sanded Gummi Peach Flavor
- Kasugai Tsubu Gummy Fruit Assort
- Kanro Pure Gummy Muscat Flavor