Konpeito is a tiny sugar lump candy that is repeatedly coated with a sugar-based syrup. To produce this snack, the sugar lumps are heated slowly in a large inclined rotating pot called “dora” and by applying the syrup drop by drop, it eventually turns to a ball with many spiky prongs.
This flavor of konpeito only uses a special Japanese sugar called Wasanbon. Wasanbon is a finely powdered sugar used in many traditional wagashi, or Japanese sweets.
The use of Wasanbon gives this konpeito a unique texture and flavor. While still maintaining a crunch, this candy also has a unique melt-in-your-mouth sensation provided from the wasanbon sugar. It also has a delicate sweetness.
Konpeito candy has a crunchy texture which makes a distinctive sound every time you chew it. This special candy can be enjoyed by itself, or you can pair it with your tea or coffee, or even add it to plain yogurt or ice cream!
- Net contents: 30g
- Ingredients: Granulated wasanbon sugar
- Nutrition facts (per 100g): Energy 398kcal
- Expiration date: 8 months after opening
- Made in Japan