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Candies from Kyoto | Iwai Seika

Candies from Kyoto | Iwai Seika

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Kyo-ame (Kyo candy) is a traditional Japanese candy from Kyoto, typically made from sugar, starch syrup, and natural flavours such as matcha or yuzu. It has a smooth texture with a rich, sweet flavour. Kyo-ame is often enjoyed as a delicacy and souvenir from Kyoto, appreciated for its craftsmanship and traditional production methods.

Yuzu '柚子'
A generous amount of natural yuzu peel powder is blended into the candy.
The flavourful scent and sourness of the yuzu will be fully appreciated.
Net weight: 100g

Japanese Soft Drinks 'ジュース'
An assortment of juice-based candy: cut mikan (mandarin orange), ramune, orange and strawberry. Nostalgic tasting candy with the taste of Kyoto carefully created one by one using only high-quality sugar and starch syrup.
Net weight: 165g

Shiso Plum '梅'
Shiso leaves are blended into the candy base, reminiscent of the traditional Kyoto pickles shibazuke '柴漬け'. The flavour of shiso leaves fills the mouth.
Net weight: 100g

Amazake '甘酒'
Sake lees are mixed in directly to the candy base to give it an amazake '甘酒' (sweet sake) aroma and taste. Although they use sake lees, these candies are not alcoholic!
Net weight: 80g

*Please be aware that the hardness of the candy may pose a chocking risk. Please consume the candy one at a time and carefully. Supervise children under six years of age who consume the candies.

Iwai Seika '岩井製菓' has been in business since 1964. Their Kyo-ame '京飴' is made in a small candy factory in Uji. They use traditional methods with a pot over an open fire to carefully boil down each piece individually with expert skills. Unlike candies made in automated factories, their traditional techniques maximise the flavour of each ingredient. They remain committed to preserving the traditional techniques of Kyo-ame, a beloved Kyoto delicacy enjoyed for generations. 

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