Thursday, July 1, 2010

Will Miss #194 - bontan ame

One thing that tends to happen as you get older is that you prefer things that aren't so sweet when you indulge in treats. We often hear that Japanese candies aren't as sweet as American ones, and, speaking very generally, that is true (though it isn't always true by a long shot). One of the candies which I've discovered here that nicely replaces sweet American candies like Sunkist Fruit Gems is bontan ame. It's a soft, citrus-based, jelly-like candy with an edible wrapper. There's nothing quite like it back home either in terms of texture or taste.

I've consumed many boxes of these and I'll definitely miss this unique and tasty candy.