Seika Bontan Ame is a Japanese candy that has been sold for a century. It is a soft candy that is made with a tropical fruit called bontan (pomelo).
Pomelo is a citrus fruit native to the Southeast Asian region. This fruit is famous for its size, which is as large as a watermelon or durian and has a sweet-sour taste that is similar to a grapefruit.
This candy contains two different pomelos harvested in Kagoshima Prefecture and citrus unshiu (also known as mandarin orange). As a result, it has a refreshing tangy flavor.
What makes this candy unique is its texture: it is soft but also chewy like a mochi rice cake.
Each piece of candy is wrapped with an edible translucent starch film called oblate, so you can eat it as it is.
Vegan-friendly candy: the Bontan Ame contains plant-based ingredients only.
- Net contents: 14 pieces
- Main ingredients: Starch syrup, sugar, malt sugar, oblate, pomelo juice, concentrated citrus unshiu juice, starch
- Nutrition facts (per 70g): Energy 239kcal, protein 0.8g, fat 0g, carbohydrate 58.8g, sodium 0g
- Potential allergens: Soybean
- Made in Japan
- LSLisa S.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars11/5/23Yum
I love this candy! My sister was in Japan recently and brought some back and I loved it! Do, I searched online to see if I could order more. 😊
- MMikeVerified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars5/16/23Sweet and chewy
These bite-sized treats (the size of a Starburst) are sweet with a delicious citrus flavor. They are soft and chewy and a bit sticky but they dissolve rather than getting stuck in your teeth. They come in the classic edible rice paper wrapper.
- FBFrance-Elen B.Verified BuyerI do not recommend this productRated 1 out of 5 stars1/5/23Impossible to separate from wrapping plastic
I don't know if my package had a mishap in shipping (although the rest of my order was perfectly fine) but the candy were pretty much fused for life with the wrapping plastic on them. I tried everything to get it off, even cutting it off to no avail.
I ended up having to throw them away. :(
I managed to taste the tiniest bit of candy and I was surprised at how tough it was. The taste was good but the texture was like rubber! Impossible to chew.