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 starts with a rock salt base that is repeatedly layered with a sweet and salty sugar syrup and molasses. It is made using local salt from Ako city in Hyogo Prefecture.
While konpeito is a sweet candy, this particular flavor has a refreshing sweet and salty taste that everyone will love, even those who do not have a big sweet tooth.
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: 35g
- Ingredients: Sugar (granulated sugar), salt, coloring (gardenia blue pigment)
- Nutrition facts (per 100g): Energy 368kcal
- Expiration date: 8 months after opening
- Made in Japan