Konpeito candies are tiny Japanese sugar candies that consist of many spiky edges, giving them their iconic star shapes. They also come in a variety of different colors and flavors. While these popular star-shaped candies can be found anywhere in Japan these days, they actually originate from Portugal.
You may have recognized konpeito in some of your favorite anime. Konpeito is often seen with Susuwatari, or Japanese ghost yokai which are similar to soot sprites. An iconic example of this pairing can be found in the Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away, where susuwatari are seen holding and eating konpeito.
Whether you're familiar with konpeito or not, but are curious about these tiny, kawaii, star-shaped candies, be sure to check out our selection of artisan konpeito candies that come in a variety of colors and flavors! Have fun trying these unique Japanese candies, and sharing them with your friends and family.